The key challenge of my PhD project is to maximally exploit the design freedom of 3D printing to optimize the microstructure and hence mechanical performance of fibre-hybrid composites. This project will be roughly 70/30 modelling/experimental research in which advanced experimental characterisation of the 3D printed composites will be performed and I will develop and fully validate a model for the translaminar fracture toughness of fibre-hybrid composites. There are also two secondments during this project:
• DTU (Denmark) - to develop ideas for improving fatigue and compression performance of fibre-hybrid composites
• Sioen (Belgium) - to gain an industrial perspective on manufacturing of composites
PhD Researcher at KU Leuven (2018-Present)
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey (2015-2018)
Hybrid Composites, Progressive Failure Analysis, Multi-Scale Modeling, 3D Printed Composites
Besides research I am particularly interested in studying new languages and fortunately being in an international environment is considered a plus in improving linguistics skills.
I am also interested in discovering new bands and playing musical instruments. So attending music festivals and meeting different people with different cultural backgrounds sharing a common interest were always been among the favorite activities to boost my energy. Watching movies, TV series and my favorite YouTubers are some other mind-refreshers in my spare time.