Dr. Gur earned his PhD degree in Computational Science and Engineering at Koç University in 2010 and his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 2006. Following his graduation, he was awarded the position of a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. During this time, he became jointly appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, at University of Pittsburgh. In 2014 he joined the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2015 Dr. Gur was appointed as a Faculty member at the rank of assistant professor in the in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He worked as a visiting scholar in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh during the summer 2016 and in the Chemistry Department at University of California, Berkeley throughout summer 2017. Dr. Mert Gur received the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Outstanding Young Scientists Award (GEBİP) in 2016. His research interests are in the areas of (i) Biomolecular machines, motors, and systems (ii) Computational simulation and modeling, (iii) Drug Design, and (iv) Food Drying. He joined the editorial board of Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling in 2016.