Assoc. Prof. Seda Kızılel received her B.S. and MSc. degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, İstanbul. She completed her PhD. at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2004 and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kızılel joined as a faculty of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Koç University, İstanbul in 2008.