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Mahmut Faruk Akşit Faculty Member

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, May 1998
Thesis: A Computational Study of Brush Seal Contact Loads with Friction.
Advisor: John A. Tichy

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, August 1993
Thesis: Lumped Parameter Analysis of Powder Injection Molding
Advisor: Daeyong Lee

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 1991
Thesis/Project: Effects of Processing Parameters on the Tensile Properties of Injection Molded Polypropylene and High Density Polyethylene
Advisor: Sabri Altıntaş

Professional Training:

e-Matrix Web Based Engineering and Product Data Management, June 2000
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.

DFSS Generation III Tools, December 1999
Design for Six Sigma quality engineering Gen III tools training by General Electric Corporate R&D

Fluid Sealing Technology, November 1999
Intensive sealing technology course offered by Georgia Institute of Technology

Project Leadership, June 1999
Intensive management course offered by PCI Global Inc.

Turbine University, graduated December 1996
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.


AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society


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