Nilufer Yildiz Varan

Assistant Professor


Nilufer YILDIZ VARAN – The author was born in Ankara in 1976. She got her Ph.D from Istanbul Technical University at 2013 from the Department of Textile Engineering. She was awarded a grant from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) at North Carolina State University at Drs Martin W. King and Peter J. Hauser’s labs between 2009-2011 on the area of biomedical textiles and antimicrobial treatments on compression garments for the management of hypertrophic burn scars. In 2014, she was awarded a grant from TUBITAK again for her postdoctoral research at Drs Sam M. Hudson and Alan E. Tonelli’s labs at North Carolina State University at the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. She has also conducted a research with Dr. Richard J. Spontak from North Carolina State University, from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The author is now working as an assistant professor at the Department of Textile Engineering at Pamukkale University and lectures organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and medical textiles. The author’s major field of study is biopolymeric materials into useful fibers and films. These studies may involve chemical derivatization reactions, and the characterization of the reaction products. She has been studying now on the characterization of biomaterials such as chitin,and chitosan. She is also interested in tissue engineered scaffolds and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) studies on the scaffolds. She is a member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and American Chemical Society (ACS).


Area of Interest

1.Biopolymeric materials
2.antimicrobial chemicals
3.biomedical materials

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Publications Peer-Reviewed Journals A Novel Technique to Determine Pressure in Pressure Garments for Hypertrophic Burn Scars and Comfort Properties, Yıldız N., Burns , 33 (1), 59 – 64, (2007). The Effects of Silver Antimicrobials on the Rehabilitation Performance of Burn Pressure Garments, Varan Y. N., Gursoy C.N., King W.M., Hauser J.P., Krauss D.J., , 2012 AATCC International Conference, Charlotte, N.C., USA. March 21-23, (2012). Novel Elastomeric Fabrics for Burn Pressure Garments Using Silver Antimicrobial Agents, Varan Y. N., Gursoy C.N., King W.M., Hauser J.P., Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, 23 (1), 38-42 (2013). Rehabilitation Performance Studies of Burn Pressure Garments with Antimicrobial Triclosan Chemical Agents, Varan Y. N., King W.M., Hauser J.P., 2013 AATCC International Conference, Greenville, S.C., USA. April 9-11, (2013). Novel Elastomeric Fabrics for Burn Pressure Garments Using Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB) Antimicrobial Agents, Varan Y. N., King W.M., Journal of Donghua University, English Edition, 30 (5), 410-415 (2013). Binding Chitosan Cross-Linked with Dimethylol dihydroxyethyleneurea onto Nylon 66 Fibres for Burn Scar Management, Varan, Y.N., Asian Journal of Chemistry, 28 (9), 2004-2008 (2016). Detection of Warp Elongation in Satin Woven Fabrics Using Image Processing, Kaplan V., Varan N.Y., Dayık M., Turhan Y., Durur G., 24, 4 (118), 59-62, 2016. Book Chapters Yildiz, N. (2005). Nerve Implants. Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare. In Anand, S.C., & Kennedy, J.F., & Miraftab, M., & Rajendran, S. (Ed.), Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare ISBN 1 85573 6837, Cambridge, England: Woodhead Publishing. Other Publications Papers and Textiles, Yıldız N., Tekstil Maraton (Turkish), Issue 59, Page 19, March, (2002). Usage of Chitin and Chitosan in Medical Textiles, Yıldız N., Devrent N.,Tekstil Maraton (Turkish), Issue 65, Page 72-76, March, (2002). Nonwovens, Yıldız N., Tekstil Maraton (Turkish), Issue 64, Page 60-69, January, (2003). Microfibers, Yıldız N., Tekstile Research Journal (Turkish), February, (2003). Geotextiles, Yıldız N., Kaplan V, Tekstil & Teknik (Turkish), November, (2005). Nanofiber Production by Electrospinning Method and Some Application Areas, Varan N. Y., Gursoy N. C., ‘, Journal of Tekstil Teknik (Turkish), (2009). Construction Textiles and Novel Applications, Varan N. Y., Durur G., Journal of Textiles and Engineer (Turkish), (2009). Nanotechnology Applications of Textiles, Varan N.Y.,Gursoy N. C., Konfeksiyon Teknoloji (Turkish), July, (2011).