Prof. Dr. Cengiz Kaya, is a member of Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences as well the director of Research and Graduate Policies at Sabancı Univerity. Dr. KAYA has received his BSc and MSc degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988 and 1992, respectively. In 2000, he has received his PhD degree from The University of Birmingham (England). He carried out his post doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham in 1999-2003 in the IRC (Interdisciplinary Research Centre) on nanomaterials. He served as a board member at the London Materials Society from 2003 to 2006. He was one of the co-founder of The Project Support Office and the Office of Technology Transfer and served as the coordinator from 2014 to 2016 at Yildiz Technical University (YTU). He was the board member of Central Laboratory, Technology Transfer Office Inc. and Professional Training Center of YTU. He is also co-founder of a start-up company in YTU Technopark and currently holding 1 international and has 4 national patents. He has conducted tasks as a member of the Technopark Incubation Commission and the Patent Board at YTU. He has published 71 research articles in high impact factor SCI journals and written a international book chapter on nanomaterials deposition. Dr. KAYA has more than 77 papers presented at international conferences as well as 7 invited talks on nanomaterials. He has received more than 1500 citations on his SCI publications. He has served as a PI/advisor for many EU and nationaly funded research and development projects creating links and collaboration with industry. Currently he is also serving as a board member at Gebze Organized Industrial Zone (GOSB) Technopark, Sabanci University-TUSIAD Competitiveness Forum (REF), Communicatiin and Cooperation Platform for Research and Development Centers (ARGEMIP) and Inovent INC.