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Cevat Erisken

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Nazarbayev University

Cevat Erisken


Dr. Cevat Erisken graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, and worked for METU, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Kalecolor Inc., and Roketsan Missiles Industries Inc. following his graduation. During his years in industry, he attended METU and earned a Master of Science degree in European Studies. He was, then, awarded a scholarship by the European Commission to pursue a graduate study in the Department of Economics at City University of London, UK, and he obtained the degree of Master of Science in 2005. The same year, he was awarded with full financial support by the Highly Filled Materials Institute (HFMI), Hoboken, NJ, for a Ph.D. study in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, and he completed the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2008.

Research Interest

Dr. Cevat Erisken’s current research focuses on the design and fabrication of nanotechnology based functional biomaterials as well as controlled release systems to be utilized for orthopedic tissue-tissue interface regeneration. His area of interest also includes regenerative engineering through stem/progenitor cell homing. Part of his research involves mathematical modeling of release behavior of growth factors from various geometries to be able to better control the availability of macromolecules to the cells.


  • Bayrak E, Ozcan B, Erisken C, Processing of polycaprolactone and hydroxyapatite to fabricate graded electrospun composites for tendon-bone interface regeneration. Journal of Polymer Engineering 2017, 37(1): 99–106. doi: 10.1515/polyeng-2016-0017.

  • Gurlek AC, Sevinc B, Bayrak E Erisken C, Synthesis and characterization of polycaprolactone for anterior cruciate ligament regeneration, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2017, 71:820-826. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2016.10.071.

  • Lee NM, Erisken C, Iskratsch T, Sheetz M, Levine WN, Lu HH*. Polymer fiber-based models of connective tissue repair and healing, Biomaterials 2017, 112:303-312. doi:10.1016/ j.biomaterials.2016.10.013.

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