UNAM Awarded IDB Science and Technology Prize

UNAM Awarded IDB Science and Technology Prize

Bilkent University’s National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) has been the recipient of an Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Science and Technology, given in honor of the institute’s contribution to the state-of-the-art in materials science and nanotechnology. UNAM director Dr. Mehmet Bayindir attended the awards ceremony in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and received the [...]
Congratulations to UNAM graduates!

Congratulations to UNAM graduates!

This year fifteen talented PhD students are added to UNAM Alumni list. Seven of recent graduates received their diplomas and hoods from Prof. Abdullah Atalar, the Rector of Bilkent University. We congratulate all our graduates. Some of the PhD students who received their degrees in the ceremony were Fatma Kayacı, İlke Şimşek, Veli Ongun Özçelik, Aslı [...]
Research at UNAM Displayed on the Cover of Angewandte Chemie

Research at UNAM Displayed on the Cover of Angewandte Chemie

Work carried out by a multinational team, led by Prof. Engin Umut Akkaya of the Department of Chemistry and UNAM, was recently selected to appear on the front cover of Angewandte Chemie (April 27, 2015; Vol. 54, Issue 18). The article, “Intracellular Modulation of Excited-State Dynamics in a Chromophore Dyad: Differential Enhancement of Photocytotoxicity Targeting [...]
Size-Controlled, Biofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles

Size-Controlled, Biofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles

Size-Controlled, Biofunctionalized Gold Nanoparticles Although gold nanoparticles have become a staple of targeting and delivery efforts, conventional synthesis methods for their production are not quite up to par – toxicity issues,New Bitmap Image (2) low ligand densities and batch-to-batch variances plague AuNPs synthesized through conventional procedures. The feasibility of gold-based therapies therefore hinges on the [...]