Celebrating Dr. Nurshen Mutlu’s Prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Nurshen Mutlu, researcher from our Department of Biomaterials, has been awarded second place in the esteemed L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program. This recognition highlights her work in the field of bioactive glasses and their applications in bone tissue regeneration.

Dr. Mutlu’s award-winning project, titled “Mesoporous Bioactive Glasses in Hybrid Matrices: Functionalized 3D-Printed Smart Scaffolds,” represents a significant advancement in regenerative medicine. Her research focuses on developing a composite bioink for bone tissue regeneration applications using advanced 3D printing techniques. This innovative bioink combines bioactive glasses, serving as the inorganic component, with a naturally derived biopolymer blend, effectively mimicking the natural constitution of bone tissue.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program aims to support and empower talented young women researchers through its national and international initiatives. By recognizing and promoting the contributions of women scientists, the program strives to achieve scientific excellence and increase awareness of their vital role in advancing science.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Nurshen Mutlu for this award and we wish her many more outstanding achievements in her research.