Talk Title: Label-free Biosensing on Plasmonic Nanostructures using Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

Mehmet Kahraman received his B.S degree in Chemistry from Cukurova University in 2005, M.S in Bioengineering from Yildiz Technical University in 2007. He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University in 2011. He worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant under the supervision of Prof. Mustafa Culha at Yeditepe University between 2005-2011. Then, He did post-doctoral research at University of California, Davis for a year under the supervision of Prof. Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu. He is currently an Prof. at Gaziantep University in Turkey. He has co-authored more than 50 referred articles.  His current research interests include the development of novel nanomaterials for sensing and imaging, plasmonic nanoparticles (metal and core-shell) synthesis and modification, and development of novel surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensor platforms for the detection and identification of biological molecules and structures such as bacteria, tissue, proteins and DNA. He is currently working on the circulation tumor protein biomarkers detection using SERS.