Tamer Uyar
Tamer Uyar
Associate Professor of Fiber Science
Human Centered Design

273 Human Ecology Building (HEB)


Dr. Uyar obtained his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA), College of Textiles, Fiber & Polymer Science in September 2005. Currently, Dr. Uyar is an Associate Professor of Fiber Science at Department of Human Centered Design, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University. Previously, Dr. Uyar was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Materials Science & Nanotechnology (UNAM) of Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) from 2014-2018 and Assistant Professor from 2009-2014. Previously, Dr. Uyar was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University (Denmark) (2007-2008). He carried out his postdoctoral studies at iNANO (2006-2007) and Macromolecular Sci. & Eng., Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH, USA) (2005-2006). Dr. Uyar has also worked as a Ph.D. summer intern (summer of 2002, 2003, and 2004) at BabyCare R&D at Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company (Cincinnati, OH, USA) where he gained industrial research experience. He has completed two Master's programs; Materials Sci & Eng at the University of Cincinnati (OH, USA) (2002) and Chemistry at Middle East Technical University (METU) (2000), Turkey. He received his BS degrees in Chemistry Education double major with Chemistry at METU (1998) with honors.

Prof. Uyar is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Prof. Uyar is the recipient of several prestigious awards/fellowships, given only under 40 years of age, including • 2016 International Cyclodextrin Jozsef Szejtli Award • 2014 TUBITAK Incentive Award (the most prestigious award in Turkey, given by TUBITAK-Scientific & Technical Research Council of Turkey)• 2012 Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award • 2012 Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientists Award (TUBA-GEBIP) • 2010 METU Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award • 2010 EU, FP7, Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (IRG) Fellowship • 2009 Outstanding Young Scientist Award by Feyzi Akkaya Science Foundation (FABED)

Research interests

Uyar Research Group have main research interests in developing Nanofibers and Nanotextile materials with novel functionalities for applications:

  • NanoTextiles (multi-functional textile materials, medical textiles, stimuli-responsive fibers/textiles, textile/fiber based sensors/biosensors, high performance nanofibrous composites)

  • Healthcare (controlled/sustained drug release systems, fast-dissolving drug delivery systems (FD-DDSs), wound dressing)

  • Environmental/Filtration (molecular filters, wastewater treatment, VOCs removal, water treatment by photocatalysis)

  • Food and Food Packaging and Agriculture (active food packaging, controlled/sustained delivery and stabilization of food supplements, essential oils, antioxidants, etc., controlled/sustained delivery and stabilization of fertilizers/pesticides)

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Graduate students

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2022 - 2023 Available

Undergraduate students

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2022 - 2023 Available

Prof. Uyar is the director of NanoFibTex - NanoFibers & NanoTextiles Laboratory at Fiber Science Program, Department of Human Centered Design, at Cornell University. 

Textiles (nanotextiles, medical textiles, protective textiles)

Health Care (fast-dissolving drug delivery, controlled/sustained drug release, wound dressing, biomedical, etc.)

Environmental/Filtration (molecular filters, wastewater treatment, VOCs removal, photocatalysis)

Food, Food Packaging, Agriculture (delivery and stabilization of food additives; essential oils, antioxidants, antibacterials, active food packaging, controlled delivery of pesticides, nanofertilizer)

Sensors (nanofibrous sensors/biosensors)


(Google Scholar:https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=pKzhjEQAAAAJ&hl=en).

Uyar Research Group at http://tameruyar.wixsite.com/cornell

FSAD 1350 : Fibers, Fabrics, & Finishes

FSAD 1360: Fiber & Yarn Analysis Lab

FSAD 4360: Fiber Chemistry

FSAD 4460: Nanotechnology in Fibers and Textiles

FSAD 6200: Physical Properties of Fiber-Forming Polymers and Fibers

FSAD 6660: Fiber Formation: Theory and Practice

FSAD 6260: Advanced Textile Chemistry

FSAD 6460: Nanotechnology in Fibers and Textiles


02/2017–present: Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (http://www.nature.com/srep/)

01/2014–present: Editorial Advisory Board, e-Polymers (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/epoly)


- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) 

- Faculty Fellow of Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future @ Cornell University

- Faculty Member at Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)


Regularly serve as a Reviewer for numerous scientific journals published by ACS, RSC, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, etc.

See more details at http://tameruyar.wixsite.com/cornell/dr-uyar

2005, Ph.D., Fiber & Polymer Science, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

2002, M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Cincinnati

2000, M.S., Chemistry, METU, Ankara, TURKEY

1998, B.S., Chemistry Education double major with Chemistry, METU, Ankara, TURKEY

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