1998 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Thesis: A Computational Study of Brush Seal Contact Loads with Friction. Advisor: John A. Tichy
1993 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Thesis: Lumped Parameter Analysis of Powder Injection Molding Advisor: Daeyong Lee
1991 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, Thesis/Project: Effects of Processing Parameters on the Tensile Properties of Injection Molded Polypropylene and High Density Polyethylene Advisor: Sabri Altıntaş
2000 e-Matrix Web Based Engineering and Product Data Management, Web based engineering/PDM training for Business Objects Modeling and Matrix Business Programming using Tool Command Language (TCL) and the Matrix Query Language. Offered by Matrix One Inc.
1999 DFSS Generation III Tools, Design for Six Sigma quality engineering Gen III tools training by General Electric Corporate R&D
1999 Fluid Sealing Technology, Intensive sealing technology course offered by Georgia Institute of Technology
1999 Technical Writing, Thornton Communications Inc.,
1999 Project Leadership, Intensive management course offered by PCI Global Inc.
1999 Effective Presentation, General Electric Power Systems,
1998 DFSS Training, General Electric Corporate R&D,
1998 Interviewer Training Program, General Electric Corporate R&D,
1996 Turbine University, Year long training program on Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine, and Generator Engineering. Offered by General Electric Power Systems
Areas of Interest
Design and Development of Micro-Hydro Power Systems, Project Coordinator & Responsible for Mechanical Design, Supported by DPT (Devlet Planlama Teskilati), Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF05-00337, 2005-2008. Reverse engineering and modeling of turbine blades, Project Leader, Funded by Scientific Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK - MAM), Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF04-00269, 2004-2007. Development of an automated system to label fabric pieces used in shirt manufacturing, Project Leader, Funded by Abbate Shirts / Oztay Tekstil Co., Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF04-00260, 2004-2005. Petrol Yakıtlı Bir Aracın Hibrit Araca Dönüşümü, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü Bilimsel Araştırma Projesi, Proje No. 02-A-03-01-09, Project Leader, 2001-2003. High Temperature Sealing of Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Junctions, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #s 212597, 210174, Project Leader, 1998-2001. Hydrogen and Oil Sealing in Industrial Generators, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #s 212605, 212606, 212628, Project Leader, 1998-2001. Non-metallic Piston Ring Seals for Natural Gas Compressors, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, NP PO # 0/08225, Project Leader, 2000-2001. Non-Metallic Oil Brush Seals Technology Development for Aircraft Engines, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #208716, 208897, Project Leader, 2000-2001.