Professor Mustafa Culha is the new General Secretary of Türkiye Kimya Dernegi – the Turkish Chemical Society.
Mustafa Çulha is currently is a full professor in Genetics and Bioengineering Department, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Professor Mustafa Culha obtained his MS degree from Wake Forest University in 1997 and his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2002. Then, he joined in Advanced Biomedical Research Group as a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2002-2003) before joining to Schering-Plough Corporation, NJ as an investigator. He accepted a faculty potion at Yeditepe University in 2004 and he is currently involved active teaching and research there. His current research interest includes elements from chemistry, medicine, material science, photonics, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. He and his colleagues have authored of more than 80 papers in refereed international journals, several book chapters and patents in the area of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, and nanotechnology. He is the editor of a special issue for Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering of Journal of Nanotechnology, a NanoBio special issue for Nanobiotechnology of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and NanoSpectroscopy special issue of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. He is also on the editorial board of Applied Spectroscopy.