2021-2023 Performance Evaluation of Nanofiber Grafts with Bimodal and Unimodal Fiber Diameter Distribution for ACL Reconstruction Surgery in a Rat Model, Nazarbayev University Competitive Grant, Grant No 021220FD1951, PI: C. Erisken ($150K/3yr).
2018-2020 Fibrochondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells through chemical stimulation, Nazarbayev University Competitive Grant, Grant No 090118FD5325, PI: C. Erisken ($100K/2yr).
2019-2020 Investigation of collagen fiber diameter in cow/bovine Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nazarbayev University Social Policy Grant, SPG2019, PI: C. Erisken ($10K/yr).
2017-2020 Biological regeneration of osteochondral defect in a rabbit knee model using cell recruitment approach, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Grant No 116M321, PI: C. Erisken ($100K/3yr). Declined due to change of duty station to another country.
2014-2016 Design and fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds for tendon-bone interface regeneration, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Grant No: 115C001, PI: C. Erisken ($5K).
2012-2014 Tracking stem cells in engineered tissue and organs in vivo and in real time, National Institutes of Health, USA, Grant No: GG005340-01, PI: Jeremy Mao (Columbia University), Researcher: C. Erisken.
2012-2014 Engineering of Vascularized Bone, National Institutes of Health, USA, Grant No: GG005421-01, PI: Jeremy Mao (Columbia University), Researcher: C. Erisken.
2008-2012 Nanofiber scaffolds for interface tissue engineering, National Institutes of Health, USA, Grant No: AR052402, PI: Helen H. Lu (Columbia University), Researcher: C. Erisken.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Invited expert evaluator and rapporteur in Brussels for NMBP-22- 2018: Osteoarticular tissues regeneration (RIA), a topic within Horizon 2020 program.
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express: 2017 Reviewer Awards. (https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/biomedical-physics-engineering-express-2017-reviewer-awards/)
2016 Journal of Endodontics Awards: Honorable Mention as the corresponding-author of the article “Viscoelastic properties of dental pulp tissue and ramifications on biomaterial development for pulp regeneration” Journal of Endodontics 2015, 41(10): 1711-1717. (https://www.aae.org/specialty/2016/03/18/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2016-joe-awards/)
Davis Memorial Award for Research Excellence at Stevens Institute of Technology for the development of a novel extrusion/electrospinning technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
Ph.D. Achievement Award of Excellence by Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Ph.D. Scholarship by Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
European Commission (Jean Monnet) award for a Master’s degree in the Department of Economics at City University of London, UK