Yusuf Z. Menceloglu

Professor Yusuf. Z. Menceloglu did his undergraduate work on Chemistry at the Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey and graduate work (MSc and PhD) on Polymer Chemistry at the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He got his PhD in 1991 and for postdoctoral studies, he joined DeSimone research group at University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill, USA, where he performed his highly cited collaborative work on dispersion polymerizations in supercritcial carbon dioxide (Science, 265, 356 - 1994). In 1994, he moved to industry and worked in Gemsan A. S., Turkey at various managerial positions. In 2000 he joined the faculty of Sabanci University where he is currently a professor of Materials Science and Engineering


  • 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.