Candan Tamerler, PhD

Candan Tamerler

Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering
Wesley G. Cramer Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Bioengineering Program
University of Kansas
Affiliated Faculty, Materials Sci & Eng. University of Washington

Tamerler Lab

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • Fellow, Turkish Academy of Sciences,
  • Nagoya University Visiting Professor Fellowship Award, Green Mobility Research Center, Japan 
  • Past Immediate Chair, Biomaterials Committee, TMS Society
  • > 10 years experience with simultaneous appointments as Professors of Molecular Biology and Genetics (ITU) and Materials and Engineering (UW).
  • Founder Director (Molecular Biotechnology) and Co-Founder (Genetically Engineered Materials) of Inter-disciplinary Research Centers
  • > 150 peer-reviewed publications ( > 7650 citations, H-Index: 42); 5 Patents

Dr. Tamerler is an expert on biomimetics, biology enabled nanotechnologies, surfaces and interfaces. Tamerler’s wide range of research interest covers the engineering of biomolecular systems for diverse applications including:

  • Restorative and Regenerative Biomaterials Design
  • Molecular Additive Manufacturing: Bioinks to Integrated Functional Systems
  • Biology Enabled Nanotechnologies
  • Molecular Biomimetics
  • Nanomedicine
  • Machine Learning and AI Design of Peptides
  • Design of organic-inorganic interfaces
  • Self-assembly, directed assembly, coordinated assembly of nanoparticles and biomacromolecules
  • Multifunctional biomedical probes
  • Protein binding, structure and function (modeling, spectroscopy, & imaging) 
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