Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mecit YAMAN – Aeronautical Engineering – Head of Department – Faculty Member
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.
Network Mechanics, Systems Engineering, Nanotechnology, Photonics
Ph.D. : University of Cape Town
M.Sc. : University of Cape Town
B.Sc. : Middle East Technical University
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Room : 103
Assoc. Prof. Dr. 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.
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
Ph.D. : METU Physics Department, 2010
M.Sc. : METU Physics Department, 2003
B.Sc. : Ankara University Physics Engineering, 2000
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Room : 122
Asst. Prof. Dr. Durmuş Sinan KÖRPE – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member
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.
Aerodynamics, Optimization, Aircraft Performance
Ph.D. : METU Aerospace Engineering
M.Sc. : METU Aerospace Engineering , 2008
Lisans : METU Aerospace Engineering, 2006
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Room : 122
Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Salem ELMNEFI – Aeronautical Engineering – Faculty Member
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.
Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy (Wind Energy, Wind Turbine and Solar Energy)
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
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Room : 125
Ece GÜRSOY – Aeronautical Engineering – Lecturer
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.
Thermal design, electronic cooling, helicopter aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Ph.D. : METU Aerospace Engineering , (On Progress)
M.Sc. : METU Aerospace Engineering, 2009
B.Sc. : METU Aerospace Engineering, 2006
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Room : 121
ARİF CAN BAŞIBÜYÜK – AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING – RESEARCH ASSISTANT
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association as a High Honor Student in June 2018. He has been working as a Research Assistant at the university he graduated from since February 2019.
Navigation Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Orbital Mechanics
M.Sc. : Ankara University -Astronomy and Space Sciences, (On Progress)
B.Sc. : University of Turkish Aeronautical Association – Astronautical Engineering, 2018
Room : 124