Assistant professor Selcan Karakus is currently working at the Department of Chemistry, Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa(IUC), Turkey. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Chemistry from Istanbul University (IU) in 2006. Dr. Karakus received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physical Chemistry from IU in 2011. She has worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. She has research experience in molecular adsorption, self-assembled polymeric nanostructures and nanocomposites, and copolymer blends. Dr. Karakus has worked on different projects funded by Istanbul University and has published several research articles and book chapters in her area of interest.