Nuran AY was born in Karaman, Turkey in 1955. She graduated from İstanbul Technical University Metallurgy Engineering Department in 1978. She received her M.Sc. (1979) and Ph.D. (1989) degree from Istanbul Technical University. She joined to faculty at the Eskişehir DMMA then Anadolu University as an Assistant in 1980. She promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and she was appointed Professor in 2000. Professor Ay had been active in teaching and researching in Material Science and Engineering Department at Anadolu University. Now she has been continuing her studies and researches at Eskişehir Technical University. She successfully supervised many M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. She has lot of paper published in national and international scientific journals and applied for 16 patents. She has been researching on boron nitride since 1996 and developing innovative products that include boron nitride. She is founder of Startup Company, BORTEK established in 2006, located in Eskişehir Technopark. Her research interests are physical properties of materials, boron nitride, biomedical materials, energy efficiency products, and composites.