Nehir graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ege University in Bioengineering. She continued with an M.Sc. degree in Biocomposite Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Horzum at Izmir Kâtip Celebi University. The topic of her thesis was “Development of Wound Dressings with Bioactive Components”. She received a Ph.D. degree from Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey