Saner Okan’s CV

Burcu  Saner Okan

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


    2007-2011, PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Sabancı University/Turkey


  • 2005-2007, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, Sabancı University/Turkey


  • 2000-2005, BS in Chemistry, Middle East Technical University (METU)/Turkey 


Work Experience

    2020-present, Application and Research Oriented Faculty, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Sabancı University Integrated

  • Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center & Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, Istanbul,

  • Turkey

  • 2013-present, Co-founder, NANOGRAFEN Nano Technological Products Chemistry, R&D Company,

  • Teknopark Istanbul

  • 2012-2020 Researcher, Assist. Prof. Dr., Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, Istanbul,

  • Turkey

  • 2011-2014, Technical project manager, NanoTego Nanoteknolojik Malzeme Teknolojileri Arastirma Gelistirme San ve

  • Tic. A.S., Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2011-2012, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, Turkey

Areas of Interest

  • Self-healing nanocomposites and coatings; graphene synthesis and its applications; recycling; core-shell electrospinning/electrospraying; anti-microbial coatings; thermoplastic compounding; nano composites


  • NATO AVT Panel Member in Graphene technologies and Additive Manufacturing, AVT-ET-213 / Military value of graphene technologies
  • Material Research Society, American Chemical Society


  • Development of graphene/talc hybrid additive from plastic wastes by upcycling technique and its use in the production of light-weight automotive parts – SPE ACCE 2020 (Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition)  2020
  • The effect of graphene layer number on the fabrication of graphene/carbon nanofiber bicomponent additives and the performance of PA6.6 based nanocomposites – Smart Nanomaterials 2018 Conference  2018
  • 3rd place project award – Automotive Project Competition  2016
  • Best oral presentation award – 6th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Conference  2015
  • the 2nd place project award – the Project competition about new technologies in automotive sector organized by Yıldız Technical University Technology Transfer Office  2015
  • Best poster award – Euronanoforum 2013  2013
  • I2CAM travel award, Research collaboration with University of California, Berkeley, – I2CAM  2013