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Saadet Albayrak-Guralp



3126 H.H. Dow 
2300 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-213


  • PhD, University of Michigan (2011), Chemical Engineering
  • BSE, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey (2005), Bioengineering


University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering – Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Lecturer III, August 2024 – 
  • Lecturer II, 2021-2024
  • Lecturer I, 2017-2021
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011-2016

Courses taught

Undergraduate ChE Courses
  • CHE 460 Chemical Engineering Lab II
  • CHE 497 Distillation of Spirits
Undergraduate Engineering Courses
  • ENGR 100-Section 350: Engineering Biological Systems


  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Chemical Eng., U of M (2024)
  • ChE Culture and Climate Award (2023)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Chemical Eng. U of M (Co-recipient, 2021)


  • Seneesrisakul, K., Albayrak-Guralp, S., Gulari, E., and Sumaeth, C. Escherichia coli expressing endoglucanase gene from Thai higher termite bacteria for enzymatic and microbial hydrolysis of cellulosic materials. Elec.Journal of Biotechnology. 27:70-79. 2017.
  • Guralp S.A. Gubbuk, I.H., Kucukkolbasi, S. Gulari E. Universal cell capture by immobilized antimicrobial peptide plantaricin. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 101.18-22. 2015.
  • Banka A.L.*, Guralp S.A.*, Gulari E. Secretory expression and characterization of two hemicellulases, xylanase and Beta-xylosidase, from Bacillus subtilis M015. Appl Biochem Biotech. 174:2702-2710. 2014 *co-first authorship.
  • Guralp S.A, Murgha YE, Rouillard J-M, Gulari E. From design to screening: A new antimicrobial peptide discovery pipeline. PLoS One. 8(3): e59305. 2013.