Mustafa Culha obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry under the supervision of Professor Michael Sepaniak at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn, USA, in 2002. He then joined Professor Vo-Dinh’s research group as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, from 2002 to 2003 before joining the Schering-Plough Corporation, NJ, USA, as an Investigator. In 2004, he accepted a Faculty position in the Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is currently involved in active teaching and research there. His current research interests include elements of chemistry, medicine, biology, materials science, photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology. He uses the spectroscopic techniques such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to shed light onto living-nonliving interactions and to develop novel detection and diagnostic tools for medical and biomedical applications. He is the author of more than 63 papers in international refereed journals and several book chapters and patents in the areas of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry and nanotechnology. He is also the Editor of a special issue on "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering" in the Journal of Nanotechnology and on the Editorial Board of Applied Spectroscopy Journal.
Biography Updated on 3 February 2013