Eda Celik

Eda Celik

Senior Lecturer
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
248 Olin Hall


Eda Celik joined the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the summer of 2024. She received her B.S. (2001), M.S. (2003), and Ph.D. (2008) degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. During her Ph.D. studies, she spent a year (2005-2006) at the University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences, working with Prof. Stephen G. Oliver. From 2009 to 2011, she worked as a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, under the mentorship of Prof. Matthew DeLisa. She then joined Hacettepe University in Turkey and was promoted to associate professor in 2020 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, also affiliated with the Bioengineering Division at the Institute of Science. She has received the EU Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant (2012) and the UNESCO-L’Oréal National Fellowship for Young Women in Science (2014).

Teaching Interests

Dr. Celik has previously taught several graduate-level courses (Biochemical Engineering, Genetics Engineering and Scientific Research Techniques) and undergraduate-level courses (Numerical Analysis, Computer Programming, Chemical Process Industries, Project Planning and Organization, Process Control and Chemical Engineering Laboratory).

Her current courses are:

ChemE 2880 - Biomolecular Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications

ChemE 5430 - Bioprocess Engineering

ChemE 6430 - Advanced Principles of Biomolecular Engineering

Selected Publications

Kocer, I., Celik, E., 2024. “In silico analysis of the different variable domain oriented single-chain variable fragment antibody-antigen complexes”, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 42, 4699-4709.

Sahinbas, D., Celik, E., 2023.  “Enhanced production and single step purification of biologically active recombinant anti-IL6-scFv from Escherichia coli inclusion bodies”, Process Biochemistry, 133, 151-157.

Cambay, F., Kocer, I., Kip, C., Celik, E., Tuncel, A., 2023. “Ni(II) functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane based capillary monolith for isolation of histidine-tagged proteins by micro-immobilized metal affinity chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography B, 1225, 123759.

Cagdas-Tunali, B., Celik, E., Budak-Yildiran, F.A., Turk, M., 2023. “Delivery of siRNA using hyaluronic acid guided nanoparticles for downregulation of CXCR4”, Biopolymers, 114, e23535.

Tsogtbaatar, K., Sousa, D.A., Ferreira, D., Tevlek, A., Aydin, H.M., Celik, E., Rodrigues, L., 2022. “In vitro selection of DNA aptamers against human osteosarcoma,” Investigational New Drugs, 40, 172-181.

Kocer, I., Cox, E.C., DeLisa, M.P., Celik, E., 2021. “Effects of variable domain orientation on anti-HER2 single-chain variable fragment antibody expressed in the Escherichia coli cytoplasm,” Biotechnology Progress, 37, e3102.

Akdogan, M., Celik, E., 2021. “Enhanced production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) biopolymer by recombinant Bacillus megaterium in fed-batch bioreactors”, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 44, 403–416.

Altun, E., Celik, E., Yavuz-Ersan, H., 2020. “Tailoring the microbial community for improving the biodegradation of chitosan films in composting environment”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 28, 1548–1559.

Selected Awards and Honors

Outstanding Young Scientist Granting Award, Hacettepe University, 2016.

National Fellowship for Young Women in Science, UNESCO-L’Oréal, 2014.

Poster Award, 2nd place, Biotech2008 Conference, Switzerland, 2008.

National Ph.D. Scholarship, TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), 2004-2008.

International Research Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, TUBITAK, NATO-A2 Program, 2005-2006.

Hasan Orbey Research Award in Graduate Degree, Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical Uni., 2003.

National M.S. Scholarship, TUBITAK, 2001-2003.        


B.S. (Chemical Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001     

M.S. (Chemical Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2003

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2008

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, 2009-2011