Prof. Dr. Yusuf Z. Menceloğlu is faculty member in Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering program at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a founder and partner of technology based startup companies and serves on the boards of associations and civic societies. Prof. Menceloglu received the B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, in 1983. He completed his Masters and Doctorate degree in Polymer Science from Istanbul Technical University 1987 and 1991, respectively. He worked as visiting scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology 1988-1989 and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1991-1994, and he moved to industry (Textile Performance Chemicals) and served there six years before joining the Sabanci University Prof. Menceloglu has been working in polymer science since 1984 and in nanoscience and nanotechnology since 1991. Prof. Menceloğlu is author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers/proceedings and four book chapters on polymers and nanosize materials. Inventor and co inventor of 35 patents. Prof. Menceloğlu has diverse research experience in nanosize materials, polymers, composites, and reactions/processesing in liquid/supercritical carbon dioxide. Prof. Menceloğlu has taught courses in polymeric materials, textile fibers and polymer science.