I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Program at Sabanci University. I earned my B.S and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2006 and 2009, respectively, before joining Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA. At CMU, I worked in the Multi-scale Manufacturing and Dynamics Laboratory to understand the dynamic behaviour of the mechanical micromachining process. After I graduated in 2014, I continued working in the same laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate until August 2015.
My research interests focus on advancing and innovating in the area of micro- and nano-scale manufacturing to enable creation of high-precision devices and systems with micro/nano-scale features.
* 3D dynamics of parallelipipeds, beams, plates
* Dynamics of pre-twisted structures with curved cross-section
* Dynamic coupling of substructures
* Structural modification
* Modal testing
* Dynamics of ultra-high-speed (UHS) miniature spindles
* Three-dimensional dynamic modeling of microtools with actual tool geometries
* Mechanistic force model for micromachining
* Machine tool dynamics: predicting the tool tip motions and process stability
* Identification of dynamometer dynamics for high frequency force measurements
* Prediction of mechanical properties of human tibia through modal testing
* Transdermal drug delivery using dissolvable microneedle arrays