Faculty Members

Umut ADEM

Education

B.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, June 2001
M.Sc. : Material Science, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, December 2003
Ph.D. : Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, October 2008 

Research Interests

Ferroelectric and Pb-free piezoelectric materials, electrocaloric effect and electrocaloric cooling, multiferroic materials, structure-property relationship in functional materials, powder x-ray diffraction, synthesis of ceramic materials, structural and magnetic properties of intermetallic alloys.

Çekdar Vakıf AHMETOĞLU

Education

B.Sc. : Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University,  2002.
M.Sc. : Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University,  2005
Ph.D. : Materials Science and Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, 2010.

Research Interests

Low temperature green manufacturing processes to make materials that can match or improve upon those that require high temperature processing, sequestration of greenhouse gases by using minerals and waste/recycled materials, hydrothermal and solid state synthesis of ceramic particles and parts, porous materials (especially for filtration and high temperature applications), preceramic polymers and polymer derived ceramics, 1D nanostructures, biomaterials: bioceramics.

Yaşar AKDOĞAN

Education​

B.Sc. : Chemistry, Bilkent University, 2004
M.Sc. : Chemistry, Bilkent University, 2006
Ph.D. : Chemistry,Institute of Physical Chemistry, Stuttgart University, Germany, September 2009

Research Interests

Synthesis of paramagnetic nanoparticles in zeolites, protein based nanoparticles for drug delivery, synthesis of bioinspired underwater glues, protein structure-dynamics-function relationship.

Sedat Akkurt

Education​

B.Sc. : Metallurgy and Materials Engineering,​ Middle East Technical University, 1989
M.Sc. : Metallurgy and Materials Engineering,​ Middle East Technical University, 1991
Ph.D. : Materials Science and Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Clemson University,  1998.

Research Interests

Air diffuser ceramics, Refractories corrosion: Frit kiln and steel plant refractories, Use of industrial waste in ceramics production: Insulating brick, Insulating firebrick, Modeling via ANN and Fuzzy techniques: Cement strength and fineness, Historic materials: characterization of mortars, plasters and ceramics, Sintering behavior of spinel
  • sedatakkurt[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750

Mustafa M. DEMİR

Education​

B.Sc. : Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1999 
M.Sc. : Material Science and Engineering, Sabancı University, 2001
Ph.D.: Materials Science Engineering, Sabancı University, 2004.

Research Interests

Fabrication of polymer-based nanomaterials, nanosrystal synthesis, polymer nanocomposites, electrospinning.

Aziz GENÇ

Education​

B.Sc.: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey, 2007
M.Sc.: Material Science and Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey, 2009
Ph.D.: Materials Science, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2015

Research Interests

Transmission Electron Microscopy, Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Surface Plasmon Resonances, Energy Related Applications of Functional Nanomaterials.

  • azizgenc[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 7602

Mahmut Barış Okatan

Education​

B.Sc.: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2003
M.Sc.: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2005
Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, US, 2012

Research Interests

Phase transitions in functional oxides and artificially grown multilayers/superlattices, Multiscale modeling of materials, Tunable dielectrics for microwave devices, Characterization of ferroelectric thin films via piezoresponse force microscope, Data visualization and analysis

  • barisokatan[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 7618

Hâldun SEVİNÇLİ

Education​

B.Sc. : Physics, Middle East Technical University, 1999
M.Sc. : Physics, Middle East Technical University, 2002
Ph.D: Physics, Bilkent University, June 2008.

Research Interests

Quantum transport properties of nano-structured systems, Nano-electronics, two-dimensional systems, quantum thermal transport, phononics, thermoelectrics, spintronics, disordered systems and order-N computational techniques