Vasıf Hasırcı

Dr. Vasif Hasirci is a chemist and is interested in biomedical, biotechnological and nanotechnological applications of natural and synthetic polymers. He is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and the President of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society (Turkey). He serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Biomaterials; Nanomedicine; J. Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition; and J Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, among others. He has published more than 180 SCI journal papers, has 3500 citations and a h-index of 36. He received 5 patents and/or patent applications, supervised 46 M.Sc. and 17 Ph.D. students. Dr. Hasirci is among the founders of the Departments of Micro and Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering at METU.  He is a Fellow of the Science Academy (Turkey), the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), and the Royal Society of Chemistry  (FRSC) (UK), and a member of European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), and American Chemical Society, Turkish Chemistry Society.