Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy of Biological Materials

(Ongoing Project)




TÜBİTAK 1505 University-Industry Collaboration Grant

Project Duration:

Start Date: July 1st, 2013


The atomic force microscope (AFM) is a versatile and powerful tool with the capability of nanometer-scale-resolution investigation of a large class of material surfaces. AFM is particularly advantageous in imaging biological materials due to the versatile range of environments in which it may be operated. In this project, we perform high-resolution AFM measurements in air and liquids on biological materials relevant for a variety of applications. In particular, current research efforts focus on high-resolution imaging and mechanical spectroscopy of bacterial functional amyloid nanofibers.

Related Publications:

    Journal Papers

  • Abdelwahab, T., Kalyoncu, E., Onur, T., Baykara, M.Z., Seker, U.O. (2017). "Genetically-Tunable Mechanical Properties of Bacterial Functional Amyloid Nanofibers", Langmuir, v.33 p.4337-4345
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00112

  • M.Sc. Theses

  • Tarek Abdelwahab (Advisor: Mehmet Z. Baykara), (2017). "Genetically-Tunable Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Bacterial Functional Amyloid Nanofibers", Bilkent University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey
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