Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering

Faculty Members

     
 

Prof. Dr. Mehmet MUTLU 

E-Mail:  mehmet.mutlu@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Webpage:  https://mehmetmutlu.academia.edu

Profile:  https://ostimteknik.academia.edu/MehmetMutlu

Prof. Dr. Mutlu received the degrees of B.Sc. (1980) from Middle East Technical University, M.Sc. (1983) and Ph.D. (1988) from Hacettepe University, in Chemical Engineering. He was working as a professor in Biomedical Engineering Department for the last 6 years (2013-2019) in TOBB University of Economics and Technology and director of the Plasma Aided Biomedical (pabmed) research group. He was a professor of food, nanomedicine-nanotechnology and bioengineering divisions and director of the Plasma Aided Bioengineering and Biotechnology (PABB) research group at Hacettepe University in the period of 1990-2013. He published more than 100 papers in SCI coverage with 2450 citations (h index: 30), and edited 2 international books on Biosensors (Taylor and Francis, CRC) and Plasma Technology (European Science Foundation, ESF). He directed more than 25 projects including KONNECT, KORANET, COST, FP7, UNDP, EUREKA, TÜBİTAK and SANTEZ programs. He specialized on plasma surface modification: for biosensors; amyloid like proteins; Protein/Bacteria antifouling surfaces; medical textiles; food//biomaterial sterilization or decontamination. He was IAEA Research Fellow at University of Manchester, Medical School, United Kingdom; Fulbright Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, USA and Marie-Curie Professor, University of Maribor, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Slovenia. At present, he is the member of Fulbright Foundation Scholarship Programs Referee Committee; Member of Kazakhstan Academia of Sciences, International Projects evaluation Committee and Member of Polish Academy of Sciences.  

     
 

Assist. Prof. Atakan PEKER

E-Mail: atakan.peker@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Atakan Peker graduated from Boğaziçi University Mechanical Engineering and Physics departments and received his doctorate from California Technology Institute (CALTECH) on materials science. In his dissertation studies, he made and developed the invention of liquidmetal alloys (bulky metallic glass) together with his thesis teacher. Subsequently, he joined a start-up company so that the present invention could be transformed into a commercial product and developed by technology transfer. After his doctorate, he conducted scientific-technical researches in the private sector and university in USA for 21 years and also worked as an R&D manager. He has extensive experience in start-up, intellectual property, technology transfer and patent development. He has more than 40 patents and patent applications, and their commercial product sales and licensing revenues exceed $ 100 million. Most of these patents were licensed by the Apple company in 2011. He has more than 20 scientific publications with a total number of citations exceeding 5,000. In 2015, he joined IP and IBM Research and began working as Business Development Manager in Turkey related with these issues. Finally, he worked as the General Manager at YİTAL Mikroelektronik A.Ş.

     
 

 Assist. Prof. Okan Öner EKİZ

E- Mail: okanoner.ekiz@ostimteknik.edu.tr

Dr. Okan Öner Ekiz completed his undergraduate education at Middle East Technical University (METU), Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department in 2008. He received his master's and doctorate degrees from Bilkent University, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Materials Science and Nanotechnology Department. His undergraduate and post-graduate studies have been published and quoted in important international journals. He discovered the electrochemical reversible phase changes of Graphene and Graphene Oxide in his doctoral studies. Nanodev Scientific A.Ş. (2010) established the initiative. It has commercialized hard-to-reach research devices such as Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and delivered them to important R&D laboratories. His initiatives were deemed worthy of important awards in various events and competitions and were supported by many institutions. In addition to the company's activities, it organizes trainings in order to transfer its experiences to new entrepreneurs.

 

Part-Time and Visiting Faculty Members

 

Assoc. Prof. Abdülkerim Yörükoğlu

He was born in Sivas in 1968. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. He graduated from Hacettepe University Engineering Faculty Mining Engineering Department. He completed his master's degree in 1993 and PhD in 2000 from Hacettepe University, Institute of Science, Department of Mining Engineering. He started working as a Research Assistant at Hacettepe University in 1990. Dr. Abdulkerim YÖRÜKOĞLU later served as Engineer and Deputy General Manager at MTA and as Deputy Undersecretary at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources by proxy. He has been working as the President of the National Boron Research Institute "BOREN" since 2015. He is an expert in Mineral Processing and Hydrometallurgy, and in recent years, he has been working on total quality in management, performance management, project management, corporate resource planning. He has over 30 articles, publications and 7 patents, 10 of which are in international journals.