Assoc. Prof.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
+90 (212) 359 6470

PhD: Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA, 2010
MS: Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2005 
BS: Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2003

2016-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey
2014-2016: Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, USA
2011-2014: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
2010: Visiting Researcher, Microsystems Engineering Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), SWITZERLAND 
2005-2010:Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, USA


Honors and Awards: 
- TUBITAK BIDEB 2232- Scholarship for Returning to Turkey After Doctorate Degree, Turkey, 2016
- ICAM junior exchange award, USA, 2010
- Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses grant, USA, 2008 
- The Graduate Research and Education in Adaptive Biotechnology (GREAT) training grant, University of California Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program, USA, 2007-2009

- MSc. Scholarship from Scientific & Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey, 2006

Research Interests: 
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Functional nanomaterials
  • Membrane separations, controlled delivery, and sensing
  • Micro/nano-fabrication processes
  • Multi-scale modeling
Selected Papers: 
  • Ileri Ercan, N., 2019. “Understanding Interactions of Curcumin with Lipid Bilayers: A coarse grained Molecular Dynamics Study”. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 10, 4413-4426.
  • Ileri Ercan, N., 2019. “Pore length- and ion concentration-dependent ionic current in cylindrical nanopores: an atomistic molecular dynamics study”. Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 43, 520-530.
  • Ileri Ercan, N., Stroeve, P., Tringe, J.W., Faller R., 2018. “Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Methylene Blue-DOPC Lipid Bilayer Interactions”. Langmuir, 34 (14), 4314-4323.
  • Yu, E., Lo, A., Jiang, L., Petkus, B., Ileri Ercan, N., and Stroeve, P., 2017. “Improved controlled release of protein from expanded-pore mesoporous silica nanoparticles modified with co-functionalized poly (n-isopropylacrylamide) and poly (ethylene glycol)(PNIPAM-PEG)”. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 149, pp.297-300.Ileri
  • ​Ercan, N., Stroeve, P., Tringe, J. W., and Faller, R., 2016. “Understanding the Interaction of Pluronics L61 and L64 with a DOPC Lipid Bilayer: An Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Study”. Langmuir, 32(39), 10026-10033.
  • Tringe J.W., Ileri N., Levie H. W., Stroeve P., Faller R., Renaud P., 2015. “Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulations Resolve Apparent Diffusion Rate Differences for Proteins Confined in Nanochannels”, Chemical Physics, 457, 19.
  • Ileri N., Goldman N., 2014. “Graphene and nano-diamond synthesis in expansions of molten liquid carbon”, Journal Chemical Physics, 141 (16), 164709.
  • Ileri N., Fried E. L., 2014. “Quantum Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Liquid Benzene using Orbital Optimization”, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 133, 1575.
  • Ileri N., Faller R., Palazoglu A., Létant S. E., Tringe J. W., and Stroeve P., 2013. “Molecular transport of proteins through nanoporous membranes fabricated by interferometric lithography”, PCCP, 15, 965-971.
  • Yang X., Ileri N., Larson C. C., Carlson T. C., Britten J. A., Gu C., Bond T. C., 2012. “Nanopillar array on a fiber facet for highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering”, Optics Express, 20(22), 24819-24826.
  • Ileri N., Létant S. E., Palazoglu A., Stroeve P., Tringe J. W., and Faller R., 2012. “Mesoscale simulations of biomolecular transport through nanofilters with tapered and cylindrical geometries”, PCCP, 14, 15066-15077.
  • Ileri N., Stroeve P., Palazoglu A., Faller R., Zaidi S. H., Nguyen H. T., Britten J. A., Létant S.E, and Tringe J. W., 2012. “Fabrication of functional silicon-based nanoporous membranes”, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMs, MOEMs, 11(1), 013012.
  • Stroeve P. and Ileri N., 2011. “Biotechnical and other applications of nanoporous membranes”, Trends in Biotechnology, 29(6), 259-266.
  • Ku J.R., Lai S.H., Ileri N., Ramírez P., Mafé S., and Stroeve P., 2007. “pH and Ionic Strength Effects on Amino Acid Transport through Au-Nanotubule Membranes Charged with SelfAssembled Monolayers”, J. Phys. Chem., 111(7), 2965-73.
  • İleri N., Calik P., and Sengul A., 2007. “Phosphate enrichment and fed-batch operation for prolonged β-lactamase production by Bacillus licheniformis”, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 102(5), 1418-26.
  • Ileri N., and Calik P., 2006. “Effects of pH Strategy on endo- and exo-Metabolome Profiles and Sodium Potassium Hydrogen Ports of β-Lactamase-Producing Bacillus licheniformis”, Biotechnology Progress, 22 (2), 411-19.
  • Calik P., Ileri N., Erdinc B.I., Aydogan N., and Argun M., 2005. “A novel anti-foam for fermentation processes: fluorocarbon-hydrocarbon unsymmetrical bolaform surfactant”, Langmuir, 21(19), 8613-19.