Yusuf Z. Menceloğlu is a Professor of Materials Science and Nanoengineering program, at Sabanci University. Prof. Menceloglu received the B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, in 1983, and the MSc. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Istanbul Technical University 1987 and 1991, respectively. He worked as visiting scientist at Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, between 1988 and 1994, then, he moved to industry and served there six years before joining the Sabanci University.

Dr. Menceloglu has been working in polymer science since 1984 and in nanoscience and nanotechnology since 1991. Dr. Menceloğlu is co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers/proceedings and several book chapters on polymers and nanosize materials. Inventor and co-inventor of 21 patents listed in Derwent Innovations Index. Dr. Menceloğlu has diverse research experience in polymers, composites, and reactions/processing in liquid/supercritical carbon dioxide. Dr. Menceloğlu has taught courses in polymeric materials, textile fibers and polymer science. He is a founder and partner of technology based start-up companies.