Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Alptekin Yıldız

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Alptekin Yıldız received his M.Sc. degrees in Physics Engineering from İstanbul Technical University in 2013, and the Ph.D. in Physics from Yildiz Technical University in 2019. Throughout his education life, he has been involved in many computational and experimental studies in numerous fields such as quantum physics, nanotechnology, polymer physics, and material science and has been able to work in leading laboratories and research centers. He joined the group as a senior researcher in January 2017.

Dr. İpek Ösken

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Ipek Osken received her Ph.D. in the field of Organic Chemistry in 2014 at Istanbul Technical University. Her research interests are based on organic electronics including synthesis and characterization of many monomers, oligomers and polymers used in the fields of OLEDs ( Organic Light Emitting Diodes) and OPVs (Organic Photovoltaics). She worked at Strathclyde University, Glasgow UK, for a year on a project focused on Donor-Acceptor Units for Photovoltaic Applications. She joined the group as a senior researcher at January, 2018.

Dr. Kaan Yıldız

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Kaan Yildiz received his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2013. He continued his studies at Istanbul Technical University and attained his Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 2015. In 2015, he started pursuing his Ph.D. degree at The Pennsylvania State University Aerospace Engineering Department under the supervision of Dr. George A. Lesieutre and completed in 2018. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked in the areas of tensegrity structures, active vibration control, and spacecraft structures.

Ph.D. STUDENTS

Adel Al Rai

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Adel Al Rai received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sunderland in 2015. He received his Master’s of Science in Materials and Manufacture from Istanbul Technical University in 2019. He worked on synthesizing multifunctional-coated magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications and developing various Nanofibrous membranes and mats for separator in Lithium batteries and aerosol filtration applications. Now he is a first-year Ph.D. student majoring in Materials and Structure in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University. His main interests are focused on the exploitation of the properties of nano-sized materials at the macro realm and developing novel nano-sized materials for various applications.

Ayşemin Top

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Ayşemin Top is a Ph.D. student at Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Program at Istanbul Technical University. She received her M.Sc. degree in Material Engineering program in Istanbul Technical University in 2016 and her B.Sc. in Metallurgy and Material Engineering, from Yıldız Technical University, in 2014. She works under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hülya Cebeci and Assist. Prof. Dr. Nuri Solak. Her researches are focused on fabrication, characterization and testing of nanofibrous materials, synthesis and characterization of Boron Nitride Nano Materials and polymer/ceramic nanocomposites applications. She interests in photography as well as camping.

Deniz Kavrar Ürk

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Deniz Kavrar Ürk is a Ph.D. candidate in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University. She received her B.Sc. in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering program at Istanbul University in 2009 and her M.Sc. in Materials Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University in 2012. During her M.Sc. studies, she focused on manufacturing of carbon fiber reinforced composites and their advanced mechanical and morphological characterization. She also worked in National Wind Turbine Project as a project assistant. Her current research interests include synthesis of high quality and purity CNTs on bi-metallic catalytic particles, chirality-controlled synthesis of CNTs and mechanical properties of polymeric nanocomposites. Outside academic environment, she enjoys zumba and yoga.

Fırat Turgut

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Fırat Turgut is a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and works under Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci and Assoc. Prof. Elif Özden Yenigün. He received his B. Sc. Degree from Aeronautical Engineering Department. He participated to research group during his B. Sc. graduation project on 3D woven composites. His further researches in ITUARC are focused on nano-engineered 3D woven composites combining carbon nanotubes and 3D weaving into structural composites. He is also responsible for performing mechanical tests for other ongoing projects in the group. In free times, he likes reading books, cinema and beekeeping.

İdris Gürkan

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



İdris Gürkan is a Ph.D. student at Interdisciplinary Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and works under Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci.  He received his B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering from Gebze Institute of Technology in 2011 and his M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering in Istanbul Technical University in 2015. His research interests are focused on the fabrication and characterization of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, fabrication of nano-engineered composite structures as well as characterization and mechanical testing of polymer foam core sandwich structures. He is also a ROKETSAN scholar for a research and development project supervised by Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci. Outside the lab, İdris is an ultimate disc player at Bosforce Team and plays in Istanbul league.

M.Sc. STUDENTS

Elçin Akar

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Elçin AKAR is a B.Sc. student in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. She worked on the development of polymer composites for thermal management applications for her graduation project. She works under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya CEBECİ. Recently, she studies on the development of 3D printable high-performance polymer composites for thermal management applications.

Fulden Kaygınok

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



She received her B.Sc. from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Istanbul Technical University at 2019. Her graduation project was the development of polymer composites for thermal management applications and she worked under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci. Currently, she continues her double major in Aeronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and studies on the development of 3D printable high-performance polymer composites for thermal management applications.

Melisa Dinçer

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Melisa Dinçer is an M.Sc.student in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University. She received her B.Sc. from Mechanical Engineering, Ondokuz Mayıs University in 2018. Her graduation project was fabrication and characterization of silicon carbide and graphene reinforced magnesium composites. Currently, she works under Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci. She works on manufacturing and mechanical characterization of 3D woven structural composites.

Mine Uras

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Mine Uras is an M.Sc. student in Nano Science and Nano Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. She works under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya CEBECİ. She received her B.Sc. from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, at Marmara University in 2018. Her graduation project was Microstructure and Hardness Properties of Heat Treated AISI 420 Stainless Steel.

Uğur Emanetoğlu

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Uğur Emanetoğlu is a M.Sc. student in Physics Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University in 2018. His B.Sc. graduation Project was Spin Coater design & setup. He currently studies on Additive Manufacturing at ITUARC.

Yunus Emre Bozkurt

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Yunus Emre Bozkurt is a M.Sc. student at Defense Technologies Program in Istanbul Technical University. He works under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci. He completed B.Sc degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Istanbul Technical University at 2018. His graduation project was nickel oxide and carbon nanotube based hybrid supercapacitor production and characterizaton. Recently, he studies on the development of ultra-high performance thermoplastic for aeronautical industry.

B.Sc. STUDENTS

Hilal Erkoç

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



Hilal Erkoç is a B.Sc. student in Aeronautical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. She works under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci. Currently, she studies on characterization and mechanical property investigation of carbon nanotube reinforced thermoplastic composites for cryogenic applications.

Osman Kartalci

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)



He received his B.Sc. from Physics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University in 2018. His graduation project was the improvement of anionic hydrogel for various applications. Furthermore, he is a double major student in Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He works under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hülya Cebeci.

Alumni


  • Çiğdem Çağlayan (MSc in 2019), currently PhD Student at Seoul National University (Korea)
  • Yağmur Ateşcan (MSc in 2017), currently PhD Candidate at Penn State University (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Özge Kaynan (MSc in 2017), currently PhD Student at Texas A&M University (Texas, USA)
  • Nilsu Altıntaş (BSc in 2017), currently MSc Student at Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Emre Öztürk (BSc in 2017), currently MSc Student at Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Onur Ağma (MSc in 2016), currently PhD Student and Research Assistant at Altınbaş University
  • Esma Nur Güllüoğlu (MSc in 2017), currently PhD Student and Research Assistant at ITU Textile Engineering
  • Sassan Jahangiri (PhD in 2018), currently at Merkas Tekstil
  • Özer Çakar (MSc in 2020), currently at Erdemir
  • Gülşah Bahçeli (MSc in 2019), currently at SunExpress
  • Mehmet Çakıcı (MSc in 2017), currently at TOFAŞ
  • Elif Demir (MSc in 2017), currently at Roketsan
  • Arda Küçüksarı (MSc in 2015), currently at Ford Otosan
  • Kıvanç Özışık (BSc in 2015), currently at Pegasus Airlines