Baki Hazer received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, in 1978, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the College of Chemical Engineering, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1972. He is a Visiting Scientist for the NASA-Glenn joint research project at The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA, since September 2006. He had an honorary membership by the Turkish Chemical Society in May 2005. He received the NATO Collaborative Research Grant at the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass, USA, in 1995 –1997, and was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the same department in 1992-1993. Hazer also received a postdoctoral fellowship by KTU at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, in 1979–1980. He is a Member of the Turkish Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society and Member of the Editorial Boards of Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry and Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research (CRTER). He is specialized in polymer chemistry, polymers from renewable sources, bacterial polyesters, block and graft copolymers, macromonomeric initiators, polymer modification, and crosslinked polymers. Professor Hazer is the Director of The University-Industry Cooperation Improving Center, Bulent Ecevit University and Head of Department of Chemistry, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2012