Mustafa M. Demir


Name-Surname: Mustafa Muammer Demir

Birthday: 30 December 1975





B.S. Faculty of Science/Department of Chemistry Boğaziçi University 1999
M.S. Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science/Material Science Engineering Sabancı University 2001
Ph.D Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science/Material Science Engineering Sabancı University 2004

Title of Master’s Thesis and Thesis Advisor(s)  :  Electrospinning and Wet Spinning of Elastic Fibers / Prof.Dr. Burak Erman

Title of Doctoral Thesis 

Solution Processing: Fabrication and characterization of Polymeric Nanocomposite Films and Polystyrene Nanoparticles

Advisor(s) : Prof.Dr. Yusuf Z. Menceloğlu ve Prof.Dr. Burak Erman

Work Experience:

Position Title

Place of Duty


Research Assistant Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science/Material Science Engineering 1999-2004
Dr.Research Assistant Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research 2004-2007
Ass.Prof.Dr. Izmir Institute of Technology Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry 2007- 2008
Assoc.Prof. Dr Izmir Institute of Technology Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
Izmir Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering, Material Science and Engineering
Prof. Dr. Izmir Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering, Material Science and Engineering 2014-…

Directed Master’s Thesis  :

Onur Parlak – Fabrication of transparent polymer nanocomposites containning PMMA grafted CeO2 particles (2011)

Görkem Aşkın – Preparation of electrospun composite fibers based on PS-PI-PS/CdxSe1-x nanoparticles (2011)

Irmak Doğan – Synthesis of silicate – based jeothermal scales.

Directed Doctoral Thesis :

Özge Tunusoğlu: The influence of CeO2 nanoparticle surface chemistry on the mechanism of free radical polymerization of MMA – Özge is working at Izmir Customs as chemist . She has 2 articles which were published at her doctorate time.

Nesrin Horzum: Filtration applications of electrospun fiber mats.

Projects :

Project Number

Position Title

Project Name


Finish Date



Fabrication of Triboluminescent Polymeric Films and Fibers and Their Applications




IzTech Central Research Laboratory




Fabrication of Transparent Composites with High Refractive Index Containing Invisible Nanoparticles




Fabrication and Optical Characterization of Uniaxially – Oriented Light Emitting Polymeric Fibers via Electrospinning


EACF 0200141


Production of Fiber Optic Moisture Sensor

(Arçelik – Sabancı University)


NATO (SfP-973925)


Development of New Fiber Materials from Reversible (Associative) Polymer Gels

1999 –2002

Administrative Duties :

  1. Director of Center for Material Research
  2. Head of Material Science and Engineering Program (2012-2013)
  3. Head of Department of Material Science and Engineering(2013- …)

Scientific Committee Membership :  American Chemical Society , Material Research Society.

Awards :

1- 2009 Turkish Patent Special Award with 200907107 patent number (This invention is known with WO 2005/021845 A1 patent number in the world.)

2- International Association of Advanced Materials, The Year of Material Scientist Award, 2013.

3- Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) The Young Scientists Award (GEBİP), 2013.

4- In natural science / chemistry , with title “Electrospinning ve nanomaterials” FABED Eser Tümen Award (2014).

Teaching Experience:

1-    General Chemistry (B.S.)

2-    Chem 435- Introduction to Polymer Science (B.S. and M.S.)

3-    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (M.S. and Ph.D)

4-    Physicochemistry (B.S.)

5-    Advanced physicochemistry (M.S. and Ph.D)
High school projects – TUBITAK and International Contest Participation

2010 – İzmir Private Turkish College

2011 – İzmir Private Turkish College

2012 – Maltepe Military High School

2014 – Çakabey Private School  


A. Articles:

A41. H.Başoğlu, M.D.Bilgin, Mustafa M. Demir
‘Protoporphyrin IX-loaded Magnetoliposomes as a Potential Drug Delivery System for Photodynamic Therapy: Fabrication, Characterization and In Vitro Study’ , Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy ,DOI:, (2016). 

A40. Anıl İncel, Tuğrul Güner, Onur Parlak, Mustafa M. Demir
‘Null-Extinction of CeO2 @ silica Hybrid Particles:Transparent Polystyrene Composites’ , ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, (7) 49, 27539–27546, (2015). 

A39. Şeyda Tüzüner, Mustafa M. Demir
‘Dispersion of organophilic Ag nanoparticles in PS-PMMA blends’ , Materials Chemistry and Physics, 162, 692-699, (2015). 

A38. Nesrin Horzum, Margherita Mari, Manfred Wagner, Giuseppino Fortunato, Anna-Maria Popa, Mustafa M. Demir, Katharina Landfester, Daniel Crespy, Rafael Munoz-Espi
‘Controlled surface mineralization of metal oxides on nanofibers’ , RSC Advances, 5, 37340-37345, (2015). 

A37. Boudjemaa Ghouil, Abdelhamid Harabi, Ferhat Bouzerara, Boukhemis Boudaira, Abdelkrim Guechi, Mustafa M. Demir, Alberto Figoli
‘Development and characterization of tubular composite ceramic membranes using natural alumina-silicates for microfiltration applicatons’ , Materials Characterization, 103, 18-27, (2015). 

A36. Alper Baba, Mustafa M. Demir, Gonca A. Koç, Celal Tuğcu
‘Hydrogeological properties of hyper-saline geothermal brine and application of inhibiting siliceous scale via pH modification’ , Geothermics, 53, 406-412, (2015). 

A35. Mustafa M. Demir, Nesrin Horzum, Alper Tasdemirci, Kıvanç Turan, and Mustafa Güden
‘Mechanical Interlocking between Porous Electrospun PolystyreneFibers and an Epoxy Matrix’ , ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, DOI:10.1021/am507029c, (2014). 

A34. Nesrin Horzum, Didem Taşcıoğlu, Cebrail Özbek, Salih Okur*, Mustafa M. Demir
‘VOCs sensor based on metal oxide nanofibrous membrane/QCM system prepared by electrospinning’ , New J. Chem, Advance Article, 38, 5761-5768, (2014). 

A33. Sabriye Açıkgöz,Mustafa M. Demir, Ece Yapaşan, Ahmet A. Ünal,M. Naci İnci
‘Investigation of the Spontaneous Emission Rate of Perylene Dye Molecules Encapsulated into three-dimensional Nanofibers via FLIM Method’ , Applied Physics A, 116, 1867-1875 , (2014). 

A32. M. M. Demir, A. Baba*, V. Atilla, M. İnanlı ‘ Types of the scaling in hyper saline geothermal system in northwest Turkey ‘, Geothermics, 50, 1-9 (2014).  

A31. Ezel Boyacı, Nesrin Horzum, Ali Çağır, Mustafa M. Demir* and Ahmet E. Eroğlu*
‘Electrospun Amino-Functionalized PDMS as a Novel SPME Sorbent for the Speciation of Inorganic and Organometallic Arsenic Species’ RSC Advances, 3, 22261–22268 (2013). 

A30. M. M. Demir,* N. Horzum, B. Özen, S. Özçelik ‘Hierarchial co-assembly of a cyanine dye in poly(vinyl alcohol) fibrous films by electrospinning’, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117, 10920 (2013). 

A29. Ö. Tunusoğlu, M. M. Demir* ‘Tailored CeO2 nanoparticle surface in free radical bulk polymerization of methyl methacrylate’, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,52 13401 (2013). 

A28. N. Horzum, M. M. Demir*, Muath, T. Shahwan*, “Chitosan Fiber – Supported Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles as a Novel Sorbent for Sequestration of Inorganic Arsenic”, RSC Advances, 3, 7828, (2013). 

A27. O. Parlak, M. M. Demir* “Anomalous transmittance of polystyrene/ceria nanocomposites at high particle loadings”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1, 290-298 (2013). 

A26. N. Horzum, R. Munoz-Espi, G. Glasser, M. M. Demir, K. Landfester, D. Crespy* “Hierarchially structured metal oxide/silica nanofibers by colloidal electrospinning” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4 (11), 6338-6345 (2012).  

A25. N. Horzum, O. Parlak, T. Shahwan, M. M. Demir* “Sorption of uranyl ions from aqueous solutions by amidoximated polyacrylonitrile fibers under continious flow”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 213, 41-49 (2012). 

A24. M. M. Demir*, G. Wegner ‘ Challenges in the preparation of optical polymer composites with nanosized pigment particles: A review on recent efforts’, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 297, 838-863 (2012). (COVER PAPER) Among the most accessed articles between 6/2012-5/2013. 

A23. Ö. Tunusoğlu, R. Munoz-Espi, Ü. Akbey, M. M. Demir* ‘ Surfactant-Assisted Formation of Organophilic CeO2 Nanoparticles’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 395, 10-17 (2012). 

A22. O. Parlak, M. M. Demir* Towards Transparent Nanocomposites based on Polystyrene Matrix and PMMA-grafted CeO2 Nanoparticles’, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3, 4306-4314 (2011). 

A21. N. Horzum, D. Taşçıoğlu, S. Okur, M. M. Demir∗’ Humidity sensing properties of ZnO-based fibers by electrospinning’, Talanta, 85, 1105-1111 (2011). 

A20. Ö. Kepenekçi, M. Eanes-Emirdağ*, M. M. Demir* ‘Effect of alkali metal hydroxides on the morphological development and optical properties of CeO2 nanocubes under hydrothermal conditions’, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11, 3565-3577 (2011). 

A19. N. Horzum, E. Boyacı, T. Shahwan, A. E. Eroğlu, M. M. Demir* ‘ Sorption Efficiency of Chitosan Nanofibers towards Metal Ions at Low Concentrations”‘, Biomacromolecules, 11(12) 3301-3308 (2010). 

A18. M. M. Demir*, B. Altin, S. Özçelik ‘Composites of reactive silica nanoparticles and poly(glycidyl methacrylate) with linear and crosslinked chains by in situ bulk polymerization’ Composite Interfaces, 17(9), 814 (2010). 

A17. M. M. Demir* ‘Investigation on  glassy skin formation of porous polystyrene fibers electrospun from DMF’ eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 4(1), 2-8 (2010). 

A16. M. M. Demir*, B. Özen, S. Özçelik* ‘Formation of Pseudoisocyanine J-Aggregtaes in Poly(vinyl alcohol) Fibers by Electrospinning ’ J. Phys. Chem. B, 113 (34), 11568-11573 (2009).
A15. M. M. Demir*, D. Soyal, C. Ünlü, M. Kuş, S. Özçelik* ‘Controlling Spontaneous Emission of CdSe Nanoparticles Dispersed in Electrospun Fibers of Polycarbonate Urethane’ J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 11273-11278 (2009). 

A14. S. Hess, M. M. Demir, V. Yakutkin, S. Baluschev, G. Wegner*, ‘Investigation of Oxygen Permeation through Composites of PMMA and Surface-Modified ZnO Nanoparticles’ Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30, 394-401 (2009). 

A13. S. Açıkgöz, B. Bilen, M. M. Demir, Y. Z. Menceloğlu, Y. Skarlatos, G. Aktaş and M. N. İnci*, ‘Use of Polyethylene Glycol Coatings for Optical Fibre Humidity Sensing’ Optical Review, 15(2), 84-90 (2008). 

A12. M. M. Demir*, G. Uğur, M. A. Gülgün, Y. Z. Menceloğlu , ‘Glycidylmethacrylate-based Electrospun Mats and Catalytic Silver Nanoparticles’ Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 209, 508-515 (2008). (COVER PAPER) 

A11. G. Wegner*, M. M. Demir, M. Faatz, K. Gorna, R. Muñoz-Espí, B. Guillemet, F. Gröhn
‘Polymers and inorganics: A happy marriage?’ Macromolecular Research, 15, 95-99, (2007).

A10. M. M. Demir, P. Costignolles, Ü. Akbey, G. Wegner*, ‘In- situ Bulk Polymerization of Dilute Particle/MMA Dispersions’ Macromolecules, 40(12), 4190-4198, (2007). 

A9. M. M. Demir, K. Koynov, Ü. Akbey, I. Lieberwirth, G. Wegner*, ‘Optical Properties of Composites of PMMA and Surface-Modified Zincite Particles’ Macromolecules, 40, 1089-1100, (2007). 

A8. M. M. Demir*, Y.Z. Menceloglu, B. Erman, ‘Aggregation of Fillers Blended into Random Elastomeric Networks. Theory and Comparison with Experiments’ Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 207, 1515-1524, (2006). 

A7. M. M. Demir, R.Munoz Espi, I. Lieberwirth, G. Wegner*, ‘Precipitation of Monodisperse ZnO Nanocrystals via Acid-Catalyzed Esterification of Zinc Acetate’ Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, 2940-2947, (2006). 

A6. M. M. Demir, M. Memesa, P. Costignolles, G. Wegner*, ‘Preparation of PMMA/ZnO Nanocomposites by in situ Bulk Polymerization’ Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 27, 763-770 (2006). 

A5. M. M. Demir, Y.Z. Menceloglu, B. Erman*, ‘Effect of Filler Amount on Thermoelastic Properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Networks’ Polymer, 46(12), 4127-4134 (2005).

A4. S. Ozcelik*, M.M. Demir, B. Birkan, ‘Probing Nanoscale Domains of J-Aggregates Deposited on a Mica Surface’ J. Phys. Chem. B., 108(15), 4679-4683 (2004). 

A3. M. M. Demir, M.A. Gulgun, Y.Z. Menceloglu, B. Erman*, S.S. Abramchuk, A.R. Khokhlov, V.G. Matveeva, M.G. Sulman, ‘Palladium Nanoparticles by Electrospinning from Polyacrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid-PdCl2 Solutions. Relations between Preparation Conditions, Particle Size and Catalytic Activity’ Macromolecules, 37(5), 1787-1792 (2004).

A2. M. M. Demir, I. Yilgor, E. Yilgor and B. Erman*, ‘Electrospinning of Polyurethane Fibers’ Polymer, 43(11), 3303-3309 (2002).

A1. M. M. Demir and B. Erman*, ‘Dimensions of Polystyrene Particles Deposited on Mica from Dilute Cyclohexane Solution at Different Temperatures’ Macromolecules, 35, 7986-7926 (2002).

citation index > 1000, WoS (October, 2014).

h-index: 12

B. Books or Chapter of Books :

B1. Irmak Doğan, Mustafa M. Demir, Alper Baba“Scaling Problem of the Geothermal Systems in Turkey” Geothermal systems and energy resources of the Aegean Region, CRC Press, Balkema, Chapter 13 (2013).

C. Other Publications :

  • Patent: M. M. Demir, M.A. Gülgün, Y.Z. Menceloğlu, ‘Metal Coated Nano Fibers’ WO 2005/021845 A1. 2009 The Best Patent Award
  • Patent: M. M. Demir, M.A. Gülgün, Y.Z. Menceloğlu, ‘Metal Coated Fibers’ 200907107 (2009).
  • M. M. Demir, Elektrodokuma Lifler Üzerine Konumlandırılmış Yeni Nesil Metal Katalizörler, Bilim Ütopya, June 2008, 44-47.
  • Mustafa M. Demir* ‘AMWC 2013: Advanced Materials World Congress (İzmir, Turkey, September 16-19, 2013)’ Green Processing and Synthesis 2(4), 2013, 365-365.