Candan Tamerler

Candan Tamerler
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • and the Bioengineering Program

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Department Phone:
Learned Hall, room #3114


Research interests:

  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Biomimetics
  • Bio-Nano Interfaces, Biomaterials, Bio-enabled Materials
  • Peptide Engineering
  • Protein Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surface Coatings
  • Nanoscience

Selected Publications

Song, L, Q Ye, X Ge, A Misra, C Tamerler, and P Spencer. “Fabrication of Hybrid Crosslinked Network with Buffering Capabilities and Autonomous Strengthening Characteristics for Dental Adhesives.” Journal Articles. Acta Biomaterilia 67 (2018): 111–21.
Poudel, Lokendra, Candan Tamerler, Anil Misra, and Wai-Yim Chin. “Atomic-Scale Quantification of Interfacial Binding between Peptides and Inorganic Crystals: The Case of Calcium Carbonate Binding Peptide on Aragonite.” Journal Articles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, no. 51 (November 15, 2017): 28354–63.
Ye, Q., E. Yuca, P. Spencer, and C. Tamerler. “Engineered Peptide Repairs Defective Adhesive-Dentin Interface.” Journal Articles. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 302, no. 5 (1, 2017): 600487.
Song, L, Q Ye, X Ge, A Misra, C Tamerler, and P Spencer. “Probing the Neutralization Behavior of Zwitterionic Monomer-Containing Dental Adhesive.” Journal Articles. Dental Materials 33, no. 5 (1, 2017): 564–74.
Wu, X, S Mahalingam, Sarah VanOosten, Cate Wisdom, C Tamerler, and M Edirisinghe. “New Generation of Tunable Bioactive Shape Memory Mats Integrated with Genetically Engineered Proteins.” Journal Articles. Macromolecular Bioscience 17, no. 2 (February 1, 2017): 1600270.
Zhou, Yan, MAlcolm L Snead, and Candan Tamerler. “Bio-Inspired Hard-to-Soft Interface  for Implant Integration to Bone.” Journal Articles. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 11, no. 2 (February 1, 2015): 431–34.
Yucesoy, Deniz T, Banu Taktak-Karaca, Sibel Cetinel, Burak H Caliskan, Esref Adali, Nevin G Karaguler, and Candan Tamerler. “Direct Bioelectrocatalysis at the Interfaces by Genetically Engineered Dehydrogenase.” Journal Articles. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials 4, no. 1 (November 13, 2014): 79–89.
Taktak-Karaca, B., M. Hnilova, and C. Tamerler. “Addressable Biological Functionalization of Inorganics: Materials Selective Fusion Proteins in Bio-Nanotechnology.” Book Chapters. In Bio-Inspired Nanotechnology: From Surface Analysis to Applications, edited by Tiffany R. Walsh and Marck R. Knecht, III:221–55. USA: Springer, 2014.
Cetinel, S., H. B. Caliskan, D. T. Yucesoy, E. Yuca, S. Donatan, M. Urgen, N. Gul-Karaguler, and C. Tamerler. “Addressable Self Immobilization of Lactate Dehydrogenase Across Multiple Length Scales.” Journal Articles. Biotechnology Journal 8, no. 2 (2013): 262–72.
Hnilova, M., B. Karaca Taktak, J. Park, C. Jia, B. R. Wilson, M. Sarikaya, and C. Tamerler. “Fabrication of Hierarchical Hybrid Structures Using Bio-Enabled Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly.” Journal Articles. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 109, no. 5 (2012): 1120–30.

Selected Presentations

Tamerler, C. (11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017). Guided Engineering of Bio-Nano Interfaces by Biomolecular Self-Assembly. Materials Researfch Society (MRS) 2017 Fall Meeting, Multiscale Mechanobiology and Biomechanics Symposium. Boston
Tamerler, C. (10/13/2014). Tunable Biointerfaces: Bioactive to Antimicrobial Surfaces. MS & T 2014-Materials Science and Technology, Symposium on Surface Properties of Biomaterials
Tamerler, C. (8/27/2014). Bioactive Interfaces through Biomolecular Engineering. 36th Annual International IEEE-EMBC Conference, Symposia on Nano-biofabrication. Chicago, USA.
Tamerler, C. (5/14/2014). Addressable Molecular Design of Materials. 2nd International Workshop on Solution Plasma and Molecular Technologies. Seoul, Korea.
Tamerler, C. (4/17/2014). Molecular Engineering of Bioactivity at the Material Interface. Society of Biomaterials Symposia: Material/Tissue Interfacial Phenomena: Lessons Learned from Dental/Craniofacial Reconstructions. Denver, USA

Awards & Honors

Miller Professional Development & Recognition Award -2017
School of Engineering University of Kansas
Who is Who Lifetime Achievement Inductee
Marquis Who is Who
2017 - Present