Dr. S. Sebnem Ahiska

DSC_1302Dr. Ahiska is a visiting scholar from the Industrial Engineering Department at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey where she serves as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Ahiska received scholarship support from the Turkish Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu) to pursue collaborative research at CAMAL with special interest in the area of stochastic production and inventory control with applications to hybrid manufacturing/remanufacturing systems, multi-supplier systems and systems with product substitution. An emphasis of her work is in characterization of optimal control policies in order to develop implementable control systems.

Gozde S.A. Peduk

Gozde S.A. Peduk, visiting scholar from TurkeyGozde is a visiting scholar from the Istanbul Gedik University, Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology, Turkey. She attended the Kocaeli University, Turkey in 2006 and received her B.Sc. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2010. After completing her undergraduate studies, she continued her master’s degree studies at the Met. & Mat. Engineering Program in Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. During her Master’s program she focused on the evaluation of electrical and mechanical properties of precipitation hardened copper alloys including heat treatments and microstructural characterization examinations. In 2011, she was accepted to a position of Research Assistant in the Department of Met. & Mat. Engineering at Istanbul Gedik University where she worked for four years. In 2012 she moved to the University of Stuttgart, Germany as an ERASMUS Exchange Master’s Student. Upon receiving her M.Sc. in 2014, she started her Ph.D. studies in the Istanbul Gedik University in the field of Defence Technology related with Materials Science. In 2013 she won the University Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness Competition First Prize from the TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) with her project on EBM Technology and since then has decided to study production of materials with EBM for her dissertation. During her visit she intends to investigate and develop new material properties produced via EBM and focus her academic career on this technology.

Joakim Karlsson

Joakim Karlsson, visiting scholar from SwedenJoakim Karlsson began his studies for higher degrees in 2005 at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 2008. For his masters degree Joakim studied in the field of Advanced Engineering Materials in which he received his M.Sc. in 2010. His thesis project entitled “γ-Titanium Aluminide Manufactured by Electron Beam Melting” was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. The work consists of an investigation of the material Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb produced by Electron Beam Melting for application in aero engines. The thesis also includes an investigation of heat treatment cycles to alter the EBM-produced titanium aluminide microstructure. From October 2010 Joakim has been working as a PhD Student at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden together with Uppsala University in Sweden. His PhD project addresses optimisation of Electron Beam Melting technology for producing small parts with high detailing. Here is an article about his work in Sweden

Lampros Kourtis

LamprosLampros is a PhD student researcher in Mercury Centre for Innovating Materials and Manufacturing, based in the Materials Science and Engineering department of the University of Sheffield. His research project is on the additive layer manufacturing of gamma titanium aluminde alloys for aerospace applications.   His work at NC state involved developing EBM process parameters for a high-Nb Ti-Al alloy.

Ibrahim Eldessouki

LamprosIbrahim is a visiting research scholar from the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST). He received his M.Sc. in 2013 in production engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt, where he is currently working as an assistant lecturer. He received a scholarship from the missions department of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt to pursue his PhD at E-JUST. During his visit, Ibrahim is working on a collaborative research project that investigates a novel design of hip implants. His research aims to solve some of the current issues related to implant instability and loosening caused by stress shielding. His work includes design, analysis, and fabrication of implants using direct metal additive manufacturing processes.