Prof. Dr. Vasıf Nejat HASIRCI

BIOMATEN, CoE Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biotechnology Research Unit Bldg, Rm 101 
 Tel: ‪‪+90 312 2105180 (Secretary: +90.312.2105342) ‬ ‬‬‬‬‬ Web: www.biomat.metu.edu

Office Room: Biotechnology Research Unit Bld, Rm: 101

Tel: +90 312 210 5180,

Fax: +90 312 210 1542

E - Mail: vhasirci[-at-]metu.edu.tr

Web: http://www.biomat.metu.edu.tr

Education: -Ankara Science Lycee, 1967
-B.Sc. 1971, Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Chemistry (Turkey),
-M.Sc. 1973 METU Department of Chemistry
-Ph.D. 1976 University of Reading, Department of Chemistry (UK)
-Member, Science Academy 2013
-Fellow, "International College of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering" (FBSE), 2012
- Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2014
-President, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society (Turkey), 2008- present
-Director, METU Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 2011- present
-Member, University Administrative Committee, METU
- Member of Editorial Board of Journals:
• Biomaterials
• Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition
• Nanomedicine (UK)
• Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
• ISRN Biomaterials
• Journal of Hydrogels

Research Interest: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering:
Hydrogels, controlled drug delivery (antibiotic, pain reliever, growth factor, anticancer agent), intelligent systems and liposomes, tissue engineering (bone, cartilage, retinal pigment epithelial cells, cornea, nerve, cardiac tissue), biodegradable polymers, hard tissue repair, nanobiomaterials.

Biosensors, bioreactors, biodegradation (biopolymers, pesticides)

Description of research activities: Biodegradable biomaterials, Controlled drug and DNA delivery, Tissue engineering of various tissues, Bone plates and cements, Liposomes, Biosensors

Selected Publications:

1. A. N.Halili, N.Hasirci, V.Hasirci A Multilayer Tissue Engineered Meniscus Substitute, J. Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (accepted)
2. C.Kilic, A. Girotti, J.C.Rodriguez-Cabello, V. Hasirci, Collagen-Based Corneal Stroma Substitute with Micro-Designed Architecture, J. Biomaterials Science (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60194C
3. P. Yilgor Huri, G. Huri, U. Yasar, Y. Ucar, N. Dikmen, N. Hasirci, V. Hasirci, A Biomimetic Growth Factor Delivery Strategy for Enhanced Regeneration of Iliac Crest Defects, Biomedical Materials, 8, (2013) doi:10.1088/1748-6041/8/4/045009)
4. D. Arslantunali, G. Budak, V. Hasirci, Multiwalled CNT-pHEMA composite conduit for peripheral nerve repair, JBMR, 2013 Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). 10.1002/jbm.a.34727
5. O.Karadas, D. Yucel, H. Kenar, G.Torun Kose, V. Hasirci V., Collagen scaffolds with in situ-grown calcium phosphate for osteogenic differentiation of Wharton's jelly and menstrual blood stem cells. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012 doi: 10.1002/term.1555.
6. P. Yilgor, G. Yilmaz, M. B. Onal, I. Solmaz, S. Gundogdu, S. Keskil, R. A. Sousa, R. L. Reis, N. Hasirci, V. Hasirci, An In Vivo Study on Effect of Scaffold Geometry and Growth Factor Release on the Healing of Bone Defects, J. Tissue Eng Regen Med J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012. doi: 10.1002/term.1456. [Epub ahead of print]
7. A.Ndreu Halili, N. Hasirci, V. Hasirci, A Mechanically Functional Collagen-Based Construct Designed as a Meniscus Substitute, J. Biomater. Tissue Eng. 3(2), 173-184, 2013

Graduate program affiliation: Biology;
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials Track
Micro and Nanotechnology;
Polymer Science and Technology