Nehir graduated with a bachelor degree from Ege University in Bioengineering. She continued with a 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 is now Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey