Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)


The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Turkey


TUBITAK, founded in 1963, is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. It is a governmental body, which operates with adequate administrative and financial autonomy. More than 2,500 researchers work at 15 research institutes and research centers attached to TÜBİTAK, where both contract-based and targeted nationwide research is conducted.

Focus Areas:

TUBITAK’s focused areas include: Machine Production Technologies; Materials, Metallurgy and Chemical Technologies; Electrical, Electronic Technologies; Information Technologies; Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Food Technologies; Basic Sciences; Health Sciences; Electrical, Electronics and Informatics; Engineering, Environment, Atmosphere, Earth and Marine Sciences; Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary; Social Sciences and Humanities; Defense and Security Technologies; Construction, Maintenance, etc.


The various laboratories operating under the attached Institutions of TUBITAK are listed below:

Food Institute

  1. Alternative Disinfection and Processing Technologies Laboratory
  2. Nutrition Laboratory
  3. Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory
  4. Mineral Analysis Laboratory
  5. HPLC Laboratory
  6. Enzyme Laboratory
  7. Physical Analysis Laboratory
  8. Functional Foods Laboratory
  9. Chemical Analysis Laboratory
  10. Packaging and Preservation Laboratory
  11. Food Molecular Biology Laboratory
  12. Residue Analysis Laboratory
  13. Mycology Laboratory
  14. Mycotoxin Laboratory
  15. Cereal and Cereal Products Laboratory
  16. Fats and Oils Analyses Laboratory


Institute of Chemical Technology

  1. Adsorbent and Adsorption Technology R&D Laboratory
  2. Forensic and Security Materials Technology Laboratory
  3. Biocomposite Research Laboratory
  4. Energetic Materials Laboratory
  5. Photonic Laboratory
  6. Gas Chromatography Laboratory
  7. Heterogeneous Catalysis Research Laboratory
  8. Drug Research Laboratory
  9. Catalyst Research Laboratory
  10. Advanced Polymeric Materials Research Laboratory
  11. Inorganic Analysis Laboratory
  12. Inorganic Material Research Laboratory
  13. Coal and Biomass Research Laboratory
  14. Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
  15. Medical Technology Laboratory
  16. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) Laboratory
  17. Thermal Analysis Laboratory
  18. Petroleum Products Analysis Laboratory


Materials Institute

  1. Aluminium Process Technologies Laboratory
  2. Impact Test Laboratory
  3. Super Alloy Casting Laboratory
  4. Electron Microscopes and Atomic Force Microscopes Laboratories
  5. Photonic Technologies Laboratory
  6. Investment Casting and Titanium Technologies Lab
  7. Coating and Corrosion Laboratory
  8. Composite Laboratory
  9. Metallography and Failure Analysis Laboratories
  10. Nanotechnology Laboratory
  11. Mechanical Testing Laboratories
  12. Gas Sensor Test Laboratory
  13. Ceramic Test and Characterization/Powder Metallurgy Laboratories
  14. Sol – Gel Functional Coating Technologies Laboratory
  15. Underwater Acoustic Laboratory (UAL)
  16. Non Destructive Testing Laboratories
  17. X – Ray Diffractometer and Spectrometer Laboratories


Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute

  1. Vaccine Technology Laboratory
  2. Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory
  3. Bionanotechnology Laboratory
  4. Enzyme and Fermentation Technology Laboratory
  5. Enzyme and Microorganism Genetics Laboratory
  6. Animal Genetics and Reproductive Biology Laboratory
  7. Immunogenetics Laboratory
  8. Molecular Cellular Biology Laboratory
  9. Diagnostic Technologies Laboratory


Earth and Marine Sciences Institute

  1. Active Tectonics Research Laboratory
  2. Accelerated Mass Spectroscopy Laboratory
  3. Industrial Services Provided By Laboratories


National Metrology Institute

  1. Physics Group Laboratories
  2. Mechanics Group Laboratories
  3. Chemistry Group Laboratories


Environment and Cleaner Production Institute

  1. Marine and Inland Water Laboratory
  2. Air Pollution and Control Laboratory
  3. Solid and Hazardous Waste Laboratory
  4. Water and Wastewater Laboratory
  5. Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory

3B Centre of Excellence:

Launching of biomaterials, biomechanics and bioelectronics (3B) Centre of Excellence under Material Institute of TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre (MAM). The centre aims to develop and produce high-tech materials and devices for health sector through national capabilities and to conduct R&D on nanocarriers, biosensors, and biomaterials.


TUBITAK has expertise in Food Technologies, Energy, Chemical Technologies, Environment and Cleaner Production, Materials Sciences, Earth and Marine Sciences, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Advanced Technologies, Electrical and Cryptology, Information Technologies, Software Technologies, Cyber Security, Space Technologies, Metrology, Fundamental Sciences, Management Sciences, etc.

Looking for:

TUBITAK is looking to have collaborations in the following fields: Halal food, Biomechanics and Bioelectronics, Repair & Maintenance of Laboratory equipment, etc.


Collaborations with other Centres

  • Government of Tunisia: TÜBİTAK MAM and the Government of Tunisia, one of the COMSATS’ Member States, are cooperating in the following fields: Environment and Cleaner Production, Energy, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Food, Chemical Technology, Materials and Earth, Marine Sciences etc. The cooperation would be possible by means of student programs, EU programs and H2020 through bilateral and multilateral agreements.
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, (KazNU), Kazakhstan: During COMSATS’ 21st Coordinating Council meeting, TÜBİTAK MAM pledged to collaborate with KazNU in multiple fields.
  • Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization (TIRDO), Tanzania: TÜBİTAK MAM and TIRDO are planning to collaborate in multiple disciplines including energy; engineering; food science and technology; biotechnology; materials technology; environment; and chemistry.


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