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Department of Bioengineering

Natural Bioactive Materials Laboratories (NBMLab

Prof.  Oğuz BAYRAKTAR' s Lab




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Oguz Bayraktar (MSc, Ph.D.) received his MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University, USA. He worked as a faculty member in İzmir Institute of Technology between 2001-2014. Now, he worked as a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in Ege University between 2014-2020. In 2020 He joined the Department of Bioengineering. He established a company (DÜAG, Natural Products R & D Ltd. Co.) at İzmir Technology Development Zone. After company was successfully commercialized, he handed over his shares. Recently he has established another R&D company (NPRO Natural Products&Research&Consulting Ltd. Co.) at Ege University Technology Development Zone., His research interests include: biopolymers, bioactivities of natural compounds derived from plants, novel drug delivery systems, biotransformation and nanotechnology.


Our research group does research mainly on fractionation and purification of natural compounds from plant extracts. Some of our research is related to production of natural compounds for food, and health, and nanomaterial applications. We have mainly focused on encapsulation of plant derived natural compounds in the form of biopolymeric micro/nano capsules/spheres and nanofibers for industrial applications. One of our main research interest is biopolymeric especially silk based biomaterials and their biotechnological applications (medical textile, wound dressings, biosensor, encapsulation of natural bioactive compound, controlled and targeted release of natural compounds).


Research Areas:

  • Chemical Engineering and Technology

  • Biotechnology/Bioengineering

  • Engineering and Technology


  • Natural compounds

  • Bioactivity

  • Biomaterials

  • Nanotechnology

  • Drug Delivery Systems

  • Biotransformation



Selected Publications:

  • Electrospun nano-bio membrane for bone tissue engineering application- a new approach Rethinam S., Başaran B., Vijayan S., Mert A., Bayraktar O., Aruni A. W. MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.249, pp.1-9, 2020.

  • Use of ozone for the preparation of functional silk fibroin-based biomaterial loaded with bioactive compounds for biomedical applications Bayraktar O., Ozyildiz F. OZONE-SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, vol.41, pp.80-91, 2019.

  • Electroencapsulation (Electrospraying & Electrospinning) of Active Compounds for Food Applications Köse M. D. , Başpinar Y., Bayraktar O. CURRENT PHARMACEUTICAL DESIGN, vol.25, pp.1881-1888, 2019.

  • Wound Healing Effects of Various Fractions of Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) on Mouse Fibroblasts Erdogan I., Bayraktar O., Uslu M. E. , Tuncel O. ROMANIAN BIOTECHNOLOGICAL LETTERS, vol.23, pp.14217-14228, 2018.

  • Curcumin and piperine loaded zein-chitosan nanoparticles: Development and in-vitro characterisation Başpinar Y., Üstündaş M., Bayraktar O., Sezgin C. SAUDIPHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, pp.323-334, 2018.

  • Adsorption/Desorption And Biofunctional Properties Of Oleuropein Loaded On Different Types Of Silk Fibroin Matrices Bayraktar O., Balta A. B. , Bayraktar G. B. MACEDONIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRYAND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, vol.36, pp.153-165, 2017.