Candan Tamerler


Candan Tamerler, PhD
Wesley G. Cramer Professor,
Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS-66045
Office Phone: 785 8642984
Email: ctamerler@ku.edu http://tamerlerlab.com/


Tamerler is a Wesley Cramer Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and in Bioengineering Program where she serves as Associate Director for the Bioengineering Program as well as the track director of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU). She is the Director of Bio-mediated and Biomimetic Materials at the Bioengineering Research Center. Prior to moving to University of Kansas, she was a Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department and Assistant Director of the Genetically-Engineered Materials Science & Engineering Center, an NSF-MRSEC, at the University of Washington. Between 2002-2010, she was a Professor and the Chair of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department at the Istanbul Technical University, concurrently has been a Visiting Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington. While at ITU, Tamerler founded and served as the
Director of the Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology Research Center, a multi-disciplinary initiative established in 2004 until she joined to University of Washington as a full time faculty. Combining the molecular biology to materials science, Tamerler’s research focuses on the engineering of biomolecular systems for diverse applications including Molecular Biomimetics: Biology Enabled Nanotechnologies; Biofabrication of Functional Hybrid System; Precision Biomacromolecular assembly for biocatalysis; Molecular Additive Manufacturing: Bioprinting to Integrated Functional Systems and Restorative and Regenerative Materials Design. Tamerler has more than 120 referred journal publications and patents (Citations> 6100 and H-Index: 38 by Google Scholar).

Tamerler is a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers). The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the distinguished medical and biological engineers who are elected among the top 2% of medical and biological engineering professionals responsible for innovation and discovery. She is a fellow of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA). Tamerler has many awards and many honors including The Lifetime Achievement Recognition Award in 2017 by Marquis Who is Who; Miller Professional Development & Recognition Award in 2017 and Bellow Scholar Award in 2016 at the University of Kansas. Tamerler serves on editorial boards for different journals including Advanced Engineering Materials, Surface Innovations, Applied Sciences, Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, Biomimetics. She has been a member of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Materials Research Society (MRS), Society of Biomaterials,  American Chemical Society. She is the elected Chair for Biomaterials Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and serves at the Structural and Functional Materials Councils.