Who We Are


BioCapSol Core Team

Arisan Ince
Chief Executive Officer

Arisan Ince is a co-founder of BioCapSol. His expertise in system engineering will be critical in the selection of the process equipment and hence the projection of the primary fixe costs as well as the variable costs of the main consumables for the production. He is part of the Management Team at Arisan Chemical Company, a major producer and distributor of chemical materials across Turkey.

He currently oversees clients in the textile, water treatment, construction, and paper industries while also serving as a consultant for dry laundry, production systems, and IT systems.

Area of expertise:
‐ Full Time Product Group Manager, Textile, Water Treatment, Construction, Paper Industries.
‐ Set Purchasing, Sales & Stock Strategies.
‐ Consultant for Dry Laundry, Production Systems, IT Systems.

Arisan Ince


Dr. G. Bahar Başım
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. G. Bahar Başım is considered an expert in the following fields of (i) Nanotechnology (Nano-structuring, Nano-particles, Colloids & Surface chemistry); (ii) Metal Oxide Thin Films (Semiconductor and Biomedical Applications); (iii) Chemical Mechanical Planarization/Polishing (CMP) Development.

She is the lead Researcher on the extraction and encapsulation process, on the pending patents to be used in BioCapSOL. She is responsible for technology development and new IP applications to give BioCapSOL a lead in the field of application.

Dr. G. Bahar Başım holds a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida (2002) with specialization in particle science, technology and electronic materials. Her doctorate dissertation was supported by National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology.

Associate Professor in the Engineering Faculty at Özyeğin University. Her research experience and interests extend within the applications of surface chemistry and particle science from surface chemistry and mineral processing to microelectronics manufacturing.

Process and Integration Engineer for Intel Corporation in Santa Clara CA and Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas TX, where she contributed to process development and integration as a senior member of technical staff.

Dr. G. Bahar Başım


Dr. Serdar Cevik

Dr. Serdar Cevik received his PhD from Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University in 2013. His dissertation focused on the design and application of nanotechnology and nanoscience based biosensors based on the integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nano structures. These sensors are utilised in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security.

Dr. Cevik is responsible for R&D activities including the developments in extraction processes, purification, encapsulation and characterization of the biological extracts and also development of of alternative techniques within the application areas of BioCapSOL.

Areas of expertise:
‐ Nanoparticles shynthesis and characterisation.
‐ Nanoparticle based sensors and biosensors.
‐ Development of new analytical characterisation methods.

Dr. Serdar Cevik


Ms. Zeynep Özdemir
R&D Engineer

Zeynep Özdemir is a R&D engineer at BioCapSol. She is responsible for the process of extraction, encapsulation and characterization of the product and also development of the alternative techniques. She received her B.Sc. from the Chemistry Department at Istanbul University. After that, she continued her studies in the interdisciplinary area and gained her M.Sc. in the Polymer Science from the Bioengineering Department at Yildiz Technical University. Currently she is working as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Engineering Faculty at Özyeğin University and a PhD candidate at Ozyeğin University department of Mechanical Engineering.

Area of expertise:
‐ Viopolymers and polymerization techniques.
‐ Polymeric and metallic biomaterials.
‐ Implant materials and dental implants.
‐ Surface chemistry and advanced particle science/synthesize.
‐ Surface nanostructuring and engineering.

Zeynep Ozdemir


Business Consultant

Mr. Jason Lau
Consultant on Financial Analyses

Jason Lau is an expert in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, business models, business problem modeling, excel and databases and non-profit development.

Managing Partner at the Core Consultancy, a consulting firm that specializes in corporate entrepreneurship. Jason facilitates content development and training at The Core.

Development Manager in the Fundraising Department at the Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) where he was in charge of utilizing entrepreneurship approaches to develop new revenue sources for the organization via public, private and mass channels.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Manager at Koç University, launching the KU Incubation Center on campus, and providing guidance for students with business ideas and mentors student, academic and alumni technology-based startups.

Area of expertise:
‐ Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Business Models.
‐ Business Problem Modeling, Excel and Databases.
‐ Non-Profit Development.

Jason Lau


Marketing Consultant

Dr. Koen Pauwels
Marketing Consultant

Dr. Koen Pauwels is one of the top expert in marketing science. He is Professor of Marketing at BI Oslo, and Honorary Professor at the University of Groningen. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA(2001) his PhD was based on the“Long-Term Marketing Effectiveness in Mature, Emerging and Changing Markets”, where he was chosen “Top 100 Inspirational Alumnus” out of 37,000 graduates. He got his Msc degree in Management (Marketing) from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1994) and Bsc degree in Commercial Engineering from the Economische Hogeschool Limburg, Belgium (1993).

Dr. Koen Pauwels published over 40 articles in journals and he won the 2001 EMAC best paper award, the 2007 O’Dell award for the most influential paper in the Journal of Marketing Research, the 2008 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence, the 2009 Davidson award for the best paper in Journal of Retailing, and the 2009 Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research.

Dr. Koen Pauwels consulted large and small companies across 3 continents, including Amazon, Credit Europe, Inofec, Heinz, Kayak, Knewton, Kraft, Marks & Spencer, Nissan, Sony, Tetrapak and Unilever.

Area of expertise:
‐ The predictive power of market dashboard metrics.
‐ Marketing effectiveness.
‐ Emerging markets.

Dr. Koen Pauwels


Technical Consultant

Dr. Pinar Ozuyar
Consultant on Sustainability

Dr. Pinar Ozuyar has more than 20 years of project experience and has developed extensive expertise in Environmental, Health and Safety Auditing according to World Bank Standards, which is required for international financing especially during company M&As and greenfield projects. Her ongoing research involves the new definition of sustainability and applying the principles of ‘quantitative sustainability’ in practice by developing applicable methods for the science of Industrial Ecology.

MSc. and PhD from Boğaziçi University Institute of Environmental Sciences. Her PhD was based on the “Thermodynamic Analysis of Treatment Plants for Producing Energy from Solid Waste” which she conducted in Germany with a joint scholarship from Forschungzentrum Jülich and TUBITAK; BSc degree in Environmental Engineering from İstanbul Technical University (1992).

Work experience:
‐ She leads the Black Sea Industrial Symbiosis Platform (www.bsisp.org).
‐ Manager and business development consultant at various engineering and consulting firms working on energy, environment and sector-specific activities in Turkey and Dubai (UAE).
‐ Volunteer work including being the International Relations Coordinator for the Consumer Rights Association between 1994-2000 and playing an important role in obtaining one of the first European Union MEDA projects in Turkey.

Dr. Pinar Ozuyar