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Academic Staff

Assoc. Prof. Mecit YAMAN – Aeronautical Engineering – Head of Department – Faculty Member

Brief Resume:

In his master’s and doctoral studies, he worked on the determination of residual stresses in engineering materials by using X-ray and neutron beam diffraction techniques. In order to facilitate the analysis of the three-dimensional tensor datasets that can be obtained as a result of these measurements, he produced conceptual tools and computer applications to enable them to be represented by graphic icons. The resulting scientific visualization tools have facilitated the analysis of welding stresses on the HP9430 steel alloy cylinder, designed to be part of the NASA Advanced Solid Fuel Rocket Engine, for example. In his post-doctoral studies, he made studies in the field of nanotechnology to understand the new properties of materials beyond the atomic properties of nanoscale and to develop applications. During these studies, he realized high-impact studies such as photonic crystal applications, nano-structured polymer fibers, spectrometric electronic nose design and production, and producing very long and regular nano-wire arrays for the first time in the world. His work has been published in international journals such as Neutron Research, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced Engineering Mechanics, Advanced Mechanics, Nano Letters, and Nature Materials.

Research Interests:

Network Mechanics, Systems Engineering, Nanotechnology, Photonics

Education:

Ph.D. : University of Cape Town
M.Sc. : University of Cape Town
B.Sc.  : Middle East Technical University

Contact:

0312 589 6226
Room : 103
myaman@thk.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. ÇETİN ŞENTÜRK – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member

Brief Resume :

Dr. Çetin Şentürk graduated from Ankara University with a B.Sc. Degree in Engineering Physics in 2000. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Middle East Technical University in Physics in 2003 and 2010, respectively. Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Şentürk continued his academic career by pursuing postdoctoral research for about two years at Feza Gursey Institute and Bogazici University in Istanbul. In the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, he served as a part-time instructor in the Department of Physics at Yeditepe University. Subsequently, he worked for one year as a visiting research scientist in the Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Before joining the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association in January 2017, for about one and half years, he also worked as a postdoctoral researcher and, at the same time, as a part-time instructor in the Physics Department of Bilkent University.

Research Interests:

General Relativity, Gravitational Theories, Black Holes, Thermodynamics, Fluid / Gravity Relationship, Gravitational Waves, Ideal Fluid and Plane Wave Solutions of Einstein Field Equations, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Perturbative Solution Techniques

Education:

Ph.D. :  METU Physics Department, 2010
M.Sc. :  METU Physics Department, 2003
B.Sc. :   Ankara University Physics Engineering, 2000

 

Contact:

0312 589 6173
Room : 122

csenturk@thk.edu.tr

Curriculum Vitae

Asst. Prof. Durmuş Sinan KÖRPE – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member

Brief Resume:

He started his academic career as a Research Assistant at the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Department of METU and continues his teaching career at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. He is also the Director in the Department of Flight Training in the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association.

Research Interests:

Aerodynamics, Optimization, Aircraft Performance

Education:

Ph.D. :  METU Aerospace Engineering
M.Sc. :  METU Aerospace Engineering , 2008
Lisans : METU Aerospace Engineering, 2006

Contact:

0312 589 6227
Room : 122
dskorpe@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Mohamed Salem ELMNEFI – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member

Brief Resume:

Between 1986 and 1994, he worked as a mechanical engineer for the maintenance and operation of gas turbines in oil companies. He received his master’s degree in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics from the University of Strathclyde in 1996 and worked as a project engineer for 5 years in the oil company. Between 2000 and 2015, he worked as a faculty member at Benghazi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the meantime, he continued his doctoral studies in Germany between 2007-2010. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as the department head of the same department. In 2015, he joined to the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association. His research interests include experimental and computational heat transfer, CFD, aerodynamics, 3D RANS numerical simulations on high lift flows of complex wing / body configurations, renewable energy, internal combustion engines and gas turbines.

Research Interests:

Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy (Wind Energy, Wind Turbine and Solar Energy)

Education: 

Ph.D. : University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,  Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, 2010

M.Sc. : University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. ,  Mechanical Engineering Department, 1996

B.Sc. : Bright Star University of Technology Brega, Libya,  Mechanical Engineering Department, 1986

 

Contact:

0312 589 6224
Room : 125

mselmnefi@thk.edu.tr

Curriculum Vitae

Asst. Prof. MOHAMMAD MEHDİ GOMROKİ – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member

Brief Resume:

Dr. Gomroki was born in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.Sc. degree in 2009 and his M.Sc. degree in 2011 from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Sherif University of Technology in Tehran. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as an FP7 Marie Curie Early Researcher in the AstroNet-II project, a European Union project, at the Aerospace Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. In this project, he worked on Dynamics and Control of Coulumb Tethered Satellite Clusters and Spacecraft Orientation Control. He received his Ph.D. in 2018 from METU Aerospace Engineering Department with his study on “Developing Multiplier Optimal Control Methods and Application to Spacecraft Coulomb Clusters“. Since 2016, he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Research Interests:

Flight Dynamics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Flying Robots, Astrodynamics (Orbit Mechanics), Guidance Navigation and Control of Autonomous Systems, Optimal Control Theory, Route Optimization

Education:

Ph.D. :   METU Aerospace Engineering , 2018
M.Sc.  :  Sharif University of Technology, 2011
B.Sc.  :   Sharif University of Technology, 2009

Contact:

0312 589 6209
Room: 125

mmgomroki@thk.edu.tr

Ece GÜRSOY – Aeronautical Engineering – Lecturer

Brief Resume:

In 2006, she completed her undergraduate education in METU Aerospace Engineering Department and in 2009 she completed her master’s degree in the same department. Between 2006 and 2015, she worked as thermal design engineer, aerodynamic analysis engineer and system engineer at ASELSAN. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at METU.

Research Interests:

Thermal design, electronic cooling, helicopter aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

 

 

Education:

Ph.D. :    METU Aerospace Engineering , (On Progress)
M.Sc. :    METU Aerospace Engineering, 2009
B.Sc. :    METU Aerospace Engineering, 2006

 

Contact:

0312 589 6204
Room : 121

zegursoy@thk.edu.tr

AHMET SERKAN ALTINOK – Aeronautical Engineering – Research Assistant

Brief Resume:

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association in June 2016 and started his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology.

Research Interests:

Optimization, Aerodynamics

Education:

M.Sc. : TOBB University of Economics and Technology – Mechanical Engineering, (On Progress)

B.Sc. :  University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Aeronautical Engineering, 2016

Contact:

0312 589 6230
Room : 125

saltinok@thk.edu.tr

Administrative Staff

Emel YILDIZ – Secretary of Aeronautical Engineering Department

Brief Resume:

In 2010, she graduated from Gazi University, Department of Biology. She received her master’s degree in Pedagogical Formation Education in 2012. She is currently the departmental secretary of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering.

Education:

Master’s: Gazi University- Pedagogical Formation Education
B.Sc.  : Gazi University- Department of Biology

 

Contact:

0312 589 6027
Room: 102
eyildiz@thk.edu.tr