N. Köken is currently a Lecturer and Researcher in the Organic Chemistry group in Chemistry Department, Nano Science & Nano Technology Programmers and Polymer Science and Technology Programmers at Istanbul Technical University. She obtained her BSc in Chemistry Department in 1989, her MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry at the same university in 1992 and 1997, respectively. In 2003 and 2008, she was awarded a post-doctoral scholarship for the DAAD and ITU Young Researchers Support Program in 2009, as a research scholarship for 3 months in 2009, in Germany -Golm Max Planck Institute. She has published 16 research papers and 15 national and 24 international presentations. She was 16 completed research project coordinators, 3 PhD thesis supervisors, 11 MSc and 4 BSc. thesis supervisors. She wrote book chapters in 1 books.
She specializes in water-based polymerisation, emulsions polymerisation, conducting polymer and copolymers.