About Us

Big solutions in nanoscale


NANOGRAFEN is an innovative R&D and consulting company established in 2013 by scientists from Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center and Inovent Company. NANOGRAFEN produces high quality graphene in high amounts and prepares graphene prototypes for several fields such as energy, aerospace, automotive, construction by reducing the manufacturing costs effectively.  The mechanical and thermal properties of the materials are improved and significant weight reduction is provided by the addition of graphene in matrix material in low loadings changing from 0,1 to 10 %. More reliable and long lasting composite production is possible by using graphene reinforced plastics. NANOGRAFEN provides technical consultancy about the development of graphene based composites, the preparation of masterbatches and formulation developments. In addition, NANOGRAFEN assists to improve the project ideas and write project proposals for several funding programs.



Our priority is to understand the current and future needs of industry and R&D centers and provide high quality solutions and services to the customers, bring the innovation in composite technology and carbon applications, and create a new market by producing value-added products.


We offer robust, reliable, cost-effective and fast processes for upscaling graphene, improve thermal stability, electrical conductivity and mechanical properties of composite materials by using graphene in polymer matrix and provide significant weight reduction in materials. We decrease the risks of plastic materials on environment by increasing the use of carbon technologies and produce value-added graphene based materials by recycling of organic and inorganic waste.



Dr. Burcu Saner Okan

Dr. Saner Okan is co-founder of NANOGRAFEN Co. and also a senior researcher at Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center. Dr. Saner Okan received my BS degree in Chemistry at Middle East Technical University in Turkey in 2005. Dr. Saner Okan received MS degree in 2007 and PhD degree in 2011 in Materials Science and Engineering programme at Sabancı University. She achieved many successes in international and national fields with her academic studies including graphene and its applications. Dr. Saner Okan was selected to attend Scifinder Future Leaders program held in the USA in 2010. Dr. Burcu Saner Okan received a capital support in the scope of Tubitak 1512 Multiphase Entrepreneurship Grant Program among 1208 business ideas.


Prof. Dr. Yusuf Menceoğlu

Prof. Menceloglu is a founding shareholder of NANOGRAFEN Co. and, a Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Natural sciences and  Professor of Materials Science and Engineering program at Sabanci University. Prof. Menceloglu received the B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Karadeniz Technical University, and the MSc. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Istanbul Technical University. Dr. Menceloğlu has diverse research experience in polymers, composites, and reactions/processing in liquid/supercritical carbon dioxide. He is a founder and partner of technology based startup companies.


Inovent Company

Inovent is Turkey’s first technology commercialization/accelerator and seed fund company established in 2006 as a for profit, fully owned subsidiary of Sabanci University. Inovent’s focus is on the commercialization of early stage technologies with a particular focus on fostering faculty based entrepreneurship.




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