Mustafa Emrullahoğlu received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Ayhan S. Demir. He started his academic career in 2010 with a tenure position at Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry. In 2021, he joined the Photonics Department as a full Professor.
The focus of his research group is on developing small-molecule fluorescent probes for sensing and imaging specific targets in biological systems. His group is also actively involved in the development of new types of triplet photosensitizers for applications in pre-targeted Photodynamic Therapy and Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Up-Conversion.