Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Members


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hande YAVUZ (Chair)

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Dr. Yavuz received her associate professor title in Aerospace Engineering in 2022. She received Ph.D. with High Honors from Ecole Centrale Paris (CentraleSupélec) CNRS UMR 8579 Mechanics of Soils, Structures and Materials in 2012. She was Ph.D. fellow of French Government (CNOUS) from 2008 to 2012. She completed her Ph.D. studies in the frame of an ANR Project (contact grant no. ANR-08-MAPR-0025) coordinated by EADS France (Airbus Group) during her doctoral studies in France. In her thesis, she developed DBD assisted plasma modified hybrid materials for aircraft structures. She conducted research in the area of composite structures, plasma processing, materials characterization, and experimental mechanics at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan PPSM CNRS UMR 8531, Ecole Centrale Paris CNRS UMR 8579, Supelec LGEP CNRS UMR 8507, and ICM Paris-Est MCMC CNRS UMR 7182. Her M.Sc. studies was supported by The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (contact grant no. BOREN-2006-Ç-02). She earned M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from Gazi University in 2007 and 2005, respectively. She held certificates in Aerospace Applications of Systems Engineering and Project Management for Aerospace Professionals both from the University of Kansas in 2013 and Data Science from Booz Allen Hamilton in 2015. 

She worked as a Technical Consultant and Project Coordinator at the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries from 2012 to 2015. Previously, she worked as a Technical Coordination Engineer at Turkish Armed Forces 901st Main Maintenance Center Command. She was in charge of big data analytics research team at STM Inc. during 2015. She delivered several courses at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association such as Aircraft Structures, Finite Element Method, Impact Dynamics and Spacecraft Protection, and Composites Materials for about 5 years. She joined Ostim Technical University Department of Aerospace Engineering as a full time faculty member in 2021.

She is currently a member of Association de l'Ecole Centrale Paris, Groupement des Centraliens de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, GDR-GNT Groupement de Recherche: Graphene-Nanotubes. She serves as a referee for the Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Print ISSN: 0021-8995), Communications Faculty of Sciences University of Ankara Series A2-A3 Physical Sciences and Engineering (Print ISSN 1303-6009) and Steel and Composite Structures, An International Journal (Print ISSN: 1229-9367).


 Assist. Prof. Hikmet BAL

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Dr. Hikmet Bal graduated with bachelor degree from Mechanical Engineering Department of Gazi University Engineering Faculty in 2002. He gained his MSc degree in 2006 in the same department with a study on vision system. In 2019, he received his PhD degree in Mechanical Dynamics and Theory field by his study on the vibration behavior of shaft-bearing systems from Mechanical Engineering Department of Gazi University. He gained a multidisciplinary work experience by working as a technical staff and project engineer on information technology systems and HVAC projects in government and private sector for a long time. He worked as a tactical unmanned air vehicle operating technical staff and expert engineer in government and private sector as well. He conducts research in the areas of multibody dynamics and vibration of mechanical system, vision system and signal processing, unmanned air vehicles.


Assist. Prof. Şafak NESLİ

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Dr. Şafak NESLİ received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Çukurova University in 2014. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Greenwich in 2016 with a thesis on Rapid Prototyping/manufacturing of Product Assemblies, and his Ph.D. degree with a thesis on Laser Polishing of Part Surfaces Produced by Additive Manufacturing in 2022 from Gazi University Mechanical Engineering.  He also worked as a researcher at Gazi University in the field of Additive Manufacturing within the scope of YÖK 100/2000 Ph.D. project between 2017-2022. He took part as a researcher in many projects supported by TUBITAK and other organizations. His main research areas are additive manufacturing and laser polishing processes.



Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman DEMİRCİ

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Dr. Osman Demirci is a 1986 graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, ITU. He obtained his M.S and Ph. D. Degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institude in 1991 and 1995, respectively.
He has been Assistant Director of the General of TR Motor Power Systems in Ankara, Co-CEO of the Hanwha Kalyon Solar Energy Technologies in Ankara, He was the Director General and the Head of the Excecutive Committee of TETAŞ, Ankara. He was also the Adviser to the Ministry at ETKB, and Member of the Excecutive Committees of TEDAŞ and BİRECİK HES, AKFEN Holding, Ankara. He was also an Assistant to the Director of the Privatization Office in Ankara.
In U.S.A. He worked at American electric Power, Colombus, Siemens-Westinghouse in Pittsburgh-PA, Westinghouse, Orlando-FL, Plug Power LLC, Latham-NY and General Electric Coporate research and Development, Schenectedy-NY, University of Central Florida and at the OHIO State University as an adjunct Faculty. He has several published papers and patents in his field.



Research Assist. Enes Furkan ARSLAN

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Enes Furkan Arslan graduated as an high honour student from Konya Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Department at 2020. In his undergraduate graduation projects, he studied on design, Ansys termal analysis of the piston air compressor and design, Ansys static structural analysis of the gantry crane with 35 tons. In 2022, he started his MSc studies with thesis at Konya Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Department, Mechanics Branch. He continues to work on his master's thesis. His areas of interest are as follows: composite materials, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, material design and behaviors.