Yusuf Z. Menceloglu

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Z. Menceloglu is faculty member in Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering program at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a founder and partner of technology based startup companies and serves on the boards of associations and civic societies.

Prof. Menceloglu received the B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, in 1983. He completed his Masters and Doctorate degree in Polymer Science from Istanbul Technical University 1987 and 1991, respectively. He worked as visiting scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology 1988-1989 and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1991-1994, and he moved to industry (Textile Performance Chemicals) and served there six years before joining the Sabanci University

Prof. Menceloglu has been working in polymer science since 1984 and in nanoscience and nanotechnology since 1991. Prof. Menceloğlu is author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers/proceedings and four book chapters on polymers and nanosize materials. Inventor and co inventor of 35 patents. Prof. Menceloğlu has diverse research experience in nanosize materials, polymers, composites, and reactions/processesing in liquid/supercritical carbon dioxide. Prof. Menceloğlu has taught courses in polymeric materials, textile fibers and polymer science.

Education

  • PhD in Polymer Chemistry Department at Istanbul Technical University, 1991
  • MSc in Polymer Chemistry Department at Istanbul Technical University, 1987
  • BSc in Chemistry Department at Karadeniz Technical University, 1983

Research Areas

Polymer synthesis; characterization, modification and structure/property/application relationship, and polymerization kinetics; florinated polymers, oligomers and surfactants (synthesis and characterization); reactions and extractions in supercritical carbon dioxide; formulation of performance chemicals.

Experience

Aug., 2000 – continue

Professor-Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences,

Sabancı University, İstanbul/Turkey

Jan., 2012 – March 2018

Dean-Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences,

Sabancı University, İstanbul/Turkey

June 1998 – Aug., 2000

Deputy General Manager-Technical

GEMSAN, Genel Endüstri Maddeleri Sanayii A.S., Istanbul/Turkey

Feb., 1998 – June 1998

R&D Manager, Lubricants group (incl. textile, leather and metal lubricants)

GEMSAN, Genel Endüstri Maddeleri Sanayii A.S., Istanbul/Turkey

Jan., 1995 – Feb., 1998

R&D Manager , Biocide, Leather &Metal Group

GEMSAN, Genel Endüstri Maddeleri Sanayii A.S., Istanbul/Turkey

Feb., 1994 – Jan., 1995

Product Manager, Metal Group

GEMSAN, Genel Endüstri Maddeleri Sanayii A.S., Istanbul/Turkey

Feb., 1991 – Feb.,1994

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Univ. of North Carolina-Chem. and Materials Sci.Dept., Chapel Hill-NC/USA

Oct., 1988 – Oct., 1989

UNESCO Fellow ,

Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Res. Lab. of Resources Utilization, Tokyo/JAPAN

Aug., 1984 – Jan., 1991

Research Assistant

Istanbul Technical University, Chemistry Dept., Maslak-Istanbul/Turkey

Honors and Awards

  • Turkish Exporters Association “first place, 4th chemical industry project competition” 2014
  • Turkish Patent Institute “Special Patent Award” Metal Coated Nanofibers- 2009
  • The best nanotechnology researcher in ECO-countries Nov 2009
  • Associate Professorship awarded by higher educational council (YÖK). April 2002
  • Industrial R&D award (Gemsan) by Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association and Tubitak (2000)<
  • Unesco Fellowship (1989 – 1990)

Memberships

  • Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (2012 - )
  • Polymer Processing Society (2010 - )
  • SPE, Society of Plastic Engineers (2005 - )
  • Materials Research Society (2003 - )
  • Leather Technologist Association-Turkey (1995 - )
  • American Chemical Society (1991 - )
  • Karadeniz Technical University Alumni Association (1984 - )

Companies

Founder and co founder of 6 technology companies