Faculty Members

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut ADEM

Education

B.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, June 2001
M.Sc. : Materials 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.

Prof. Dr. 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, Universtiy of Padova, Italy, 2010

Research Interests

Green & low energy consuming manufacturing processes to make materials that can match or improve upon those that require high temperature methods, Additive manufacturing  of metals, inorganics and composite systems, Processes to use waste & recycled materials, and sequestration of greenhouse gases, Porous materials and polymer derived ceramics.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yaşar AKDOĞAN
(Vice Dept Chairman)

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.

Prof. Dr. Sedat AKKURT (Chairman)

Education​

B.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1989
M.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1991
Ph.D. : Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University,  1998.

Research Interests

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), ESD (Electro Spray Deposition), Synthesis and characterization of advanced ceramics, Refractories corrosion and selectionCharacterization of archaeological ceramics.  

  • sedatakkurt[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 7601

Instructor Dr. Nurunnisa ATÇEKEN

Education

B.Sc. : Chemical engineering, Yildiz Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey, 2012
M.Sc. : Bioengineering, : Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey, December 2016
Ph.D. : Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2021

Research Interests

X-ray crystallography, X-ray/neutron diffraction at extreme conditions, polymorph
investigation, energetic materials, co-crystallisation and salt formation, structure-property
relationships of energetic materials.

  • nurunnisaatceken[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 76 00

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kemal DAVUT

Education​

B.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2002
M.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2004
Ph.D. : Materials Engineering, Chair for Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, IEHK, RWTH Aachen, Carried out at: Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Duesseldorf, 2013

Research Interests

Advanced high strength steels(TRIP, TWIP, DP, Q&P), in-situ & micro-mechanical testing, EBSD microstructure & crystallographic texture analysis, quantitative metallography, failure analysis property prediction, microstructure – property relations, austempering treatment, Magnetic Barkhausen noise, aerospace alloys, additive manufacturing
  • kemaldavut[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 76 27

Prof. Dr. Mustafa M. DEMİR (Dean)

Education​

B.Sc. : Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, 1999 
M.Sc. : Materials 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.

Asst. Prof. Dr. 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

Prof. Dr. 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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih TOPTAN

Education​

B.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 2002
M.Sc. : Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 2006
Ph.D: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 2011

Research Interests

Development of functionalized metallic materials and metal matrix composites for several applications including load-bearing biomedical implants and automotive applications, and understanding their degradation mechanism mainly due to tribocorrosion.

  • fatihtoptan[at]iyte.edu.tr
  • +90 232 750 76 11