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Research Group  › Berkant YETİŞKİN

Adress: Istanbul Technical University, Polymeric Gels Research Laboratory,

34469 Maslak/ Istanbul/ Turkey


  • Nationality: Turkish
  • Date and Place of Birth: 09.01.1990, Lüleburgaz


  • Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Material Science and Engineering.


  • PhD: Istanbul Technical University, Graduate School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Chemistry Department, GPA:3,86 (2016- )
  • MSc: Istanbul Technical University, Graduate School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Chemistry Department, GPA: 3,63 (2013-2016).
  • BSc: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Department, GPA: 3,21 (2008-2013).
  • High School: Lüleburgaz Anatolian High School, GPA: 90,73 (2004-2008).


  • Istanbul Technical University, Polymeric Gels Research Laboratory (2013-): Fabrication of mechanically durable, biodegradable and biocompatible polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering applications  /  Design of macroporous passive samplers and sorbents based on butyl rubber and their advanced applications in aquatic ecosystem.  

            Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oğuz OKAY.

  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Nanoscience and Technology Research and Application Center (2012-2013): Preparation of metal nanoparticle loaded-hydrogels and their usage in hydrogen production as catalysis media.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nurettin ŞAHİNER.


  • Language Skills: Turkish (Native), English (Advanced; YDS:80/100 which is equal to TOEFL IBT: 96), German (Beginner).
  • PC Software Skills: Microsoft Office Programs, SigmaPlot, PeakFit, EZ Omnic, ChemOffice, Image ProPlus, testXpert II.
  • Laboratory Skills: Zwick-Roell and Devotrans Mechanical Testing Machines, DSC, ATR-FTIR, Freeze-Dryer, Optical Microscope, Rheometer.


  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Project: Optimization and Use of Macroporous Sorbents based on Butyl Rubber in Field and Laboratory Studies.
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Project: Design of biocompatible hydrogels that possess different chemical and mechanical properties.
  • ITU-BAP (Istanbul Technical University Scientific Research Project): Synthesis and characterization of double-network silk fibroin cryogels.


  • 24th International Biomedical Science and Technology Symposium, "Anisotropic Silk Fibroin Tissue Scaffolds with Flow-Dependent Viscoelasticity", 17-20 October 2019, Cesme, Turkey
  • 19th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment, ''Passive Sampling Applications in the Antarctic Ecosystem'', 25-30 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 19th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment, ''Performance of Butyl Rubber Based Macroporous Sorbents as Alternative Passive Samplers'', 25-30 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2nd Polar Science Workshop, "Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutant Levels In The Antarctic Ecosystem; Passive Sampling Applications", 12-13 September 2018, Istanbul/ Turkey.
  • 3rd International Porous and Powder Materials Symposium and Exhibition, "Silk Fibroin Scaffolds with Anisotropic Mechanical Properties", 12-15 September 2017, Kusadasi/ Turkey
  • 27th National Chemistry Congress, “Mechanically Durable Silk Fibroin Cryogels”, 23-28 August 2015, Çanakkale/ Turkey
  • International Biomedical Engineering Congress, “Macroporous Double-Network Silk Fibroin Cryogels”, 12-14 March 2015, Nicosia/North Cyprus.
  • 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition Chemistry of Energy and Food, “Imprinting Hydrogels with Metal Ions for Metal Nanoparticle Preparation and Use in Hydrogen Production as Catalysis Media”, 7-11 April 2013, New Orleans/ USA.


  • Tureyen, O. E., Yilmaz, A., Yakan, S. D., Yetiskin, B., Okay, O., & Okay, O. S.(2020)., Performance of butyl rubber–based macroporous sorbents as passive samplers., Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Akca O., Yetiskin B., Okay O. (2019). Hydrophobically Modified Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Self-Healing Ability, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 229, 48853, 1-8.
  • Yetiskin B., Tureyen, O., Yilmaz A., Yakan S.,  Okay S.O., Okay O. (2019). Single-, Double-, and Triple-Network Macroporous Rubbers as a Passive Sampler, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces., 11(31), 28317-28326.
  • Sagbas S. S., Demirci S., Yetiskin B., Fakhrulin R., Naumenko E., Okay O., Ayyala R. S., Sahiner N. (2019). Cryogel Composites based on Hyaluronic Acid and Halloysite Nanotubes as Scaffold for Tissue Engineering. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules., 130, 627-635.
  • Muslumova S., Yetiskin B., Okay O. (2019). Highly-Stretchable and Rapid Self-Recoverable Cryogels Based on Butyl Rubber as Reusable Sorbents. Gels., 5(1), 1.
  • Yetiskin, B., & Okay, O. (2019). High-strength and self-recoverable silk fibroin cryogels with anisotropic swelling and mechanical properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules., 122, 1279-1289.
  • Yetiskin, B., Akinci, C., & Okay, O. (2017). Cryogelation within cryogels: Silk fibroin scaffolds with single-, double-and triple-network structures. Polymer128, 47-56.
  • Yetiskin, B., & Okay, O. (2017). High-strength silk fibroin scaffolds with anisotropic mechanical properties. Polymer112, 61-70.


  • “Third Rank Best Oral Presentation” at International Biomedical Engineering Congress.