Oral Cenk AKTAŞ, Ph.D
Dr. Cenk Aktaş received his B.Sc. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Middle East Technical University-Turkey and his M.Sc. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Christian Albrechts University-Germany. In 2004, he started working as a research scientist at Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM). Directly after completing his Ph.D. (excellent honor degree) in Materials Science and Engineering at the same institute in 2009, he has been appointed as the head of a new research department (CVD / Biosurfaces), which is founded by combining two different research groups (PVD-CVD Technologies and Biomaterials). Additionally, as the member of Medical Faculty of Saarland University-Germany Dr. Aktas is leading a research laboratory specialized on Cardiovascular Implant Materials and also giving lectures on nanotechnology applications in medical sciences at the same faculty. Besides that, he is a senior instructor at the Micrsosystems and Nanotechnologies Division of Applied University of Kaiserslautern. His research fields range from bottom-up synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, optical and magnetic nanocomposites to biomaterials and bio-nano-interfaces. His scientific studies and collaborative work has been published in more than 50 peer-reviewed journals including Nature Materials, Chemistry Society Reviews, Small, etc. and led to 6 patent applications.