Welcome to BIOMAT Web Page

In this homepage we present a glimpse at the activities carried out at METU-BIOMAT Research Group located at Biotechnology Research Unit (BRU) building. Biomaterials is an exciting field for researchers world wide from various branches of science, engineering and medicine.

News & Announcements

  • Dr. Senem Buyuksungur is Awarded METU Thesis of the Year

    2018-2019 METU Graduate Thesis of the Year Awards have been announced and the Best Thesis Award in the field of Biotechnology was presented to the PhD Thesis of Dr. Senem Büyüksungur, a specialist at the Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, titled "Patient-Specific Orthopedic Implant Design and Production with Tissue Engineering Method” and supervised by Prof. Vasıf Hasırcı and Prof. Nesrin Hasırcı. We congratulate her and wish her continued success.

  • Recent E-book Paper Publication

    A fresh e-book paper publication from our group. PDF of the paper can be requested from the authors.

    D.G.Tamay, T.Dursun Usal, A.S.Alagoz, D.Yucel, N.Hasirci, V.Hasirci, 3D, and 4D Printing of Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications, Enabling Biomaterials For New Biomedical Technologies And Clinical Therapies, Eds. H.Uludag, A.Pandit, L. Kuhn, Published In: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2020

  • Research Awards of Our Undergraduate Students

    The Project “Local and Targeted Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Glioblastoma” conducted by our undergraduate researchers Özlem Neyişci and Gülce Işıl Gökçe and supervised by Prof. Dr. Vasıf Hasırcı and Dr. Tuğba Dursun-Usal was awarded the “Research Project Support Programme for Undergraduate Students/2209A” support by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and also by the Undergraduate Research Projects of AdımODTÜ, a program of the Middle East Technical University.

  • 11th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2020)

    11th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2020) will take place 19 - 24 May 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    For detailed information, visit the Congress website:

  • Tugba Dursun Usal PhD Thesis Defense

    Our PhD student Tugba Dursun Usal has successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "A Bio and Synthetic Polymer Based Nerve Guide Tested Under In Vitro and In Vivo Conditions" on September 3, 2019. We congratulate her and her advisors Profs. Vasif Hasirci and Assist. Prof. Deniz Yucel, and wish her continued success.