Research

SUNUM follows the unique example of Sabancı University for multi-disciplinary application oriented research with its “creating and developing together”strategy and “no departments, no walls” approach, complementing the research expertise of different internal units and external stakeholders.

 

About SUNUM

Established by the Turkish Ministry of Development and Sabanci Foundation in 2010 with 25 Million USD investment.

An original architectural design:

  • Takes cues from human cell,
  • Façade represents the C-60 (fullerenes) atomic structure,
  • Spiral staircases inspired from DNA,
  • Cylindrical areas like carbon nanotubes…
  • The first building in Turkey conforming to both LEED and BREEAM GOLD standards.

  • A two-story, 7400 m2 building with 850 m2 clean room,
  • 1,600 m2 for multi-disciplinary laboratories and
  • 2400 m2 office and general use,
  • All furnished with high tech equipment to support R&D in nanotechnologies.
  • Subsequent to a very competitive screening process by the Ministry of Development, SUNUM was selected as one of the four National Research Infrastructures in 2017. It is currently re-structuring within its host organization, establishing a new legal identity while maintaining close organic ties with Sabanci University.

    Some Facts

    2017-2018

    113

    Scientific Insturments


    39

    Researchers


    94

    Active Projects


    114

    Publications


    TOTAL

    127

    Patents & Applications


    34

    Awards


    7

    Spin-Off Companies


    101

    Workshops


     

    News & Events

    Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.