Education


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering: January 2007
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Dissertation: Control of the Near-Wake of a Circular Cylinder: Effects of Surface Disturbances
Dissertation Advisor: Professor Donald Rockwell

M.S., Mechanical Engineering: January 2003
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Thesis: Self-Excited Oscillations of Free- and Bounded-Shear Flow Past a Resonant Cavity
Thesis Advisor: Professor Donald Rockwell

B.S., Mechanical Engineering: June 2000
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkiye
Thesis: Optimal Design of Dynamic Vibration Absorbers for Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems under Multi- Frequency Excitation
Thesis Advisor: Professor Ozgur Turhan

Academic Experience


• Assistant Professor. University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies. 2008 - present.

• Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Zucrow Laboratories, Purdue University, IN, USA. 2006 - 2007.

Conducted three-dimensional computational analyses of cryogenic fluid flow through a small-
sized centrifugal turbopump in support of the design of an actual testing facility.

• Research Assistant. Fluids Research Laboratory, Lehigh University, PA, USA. 2001-2006.

Performed experimental investigations on several classes of flow-structure interactions involving
unsteady separated flows, and flow-induced noise and vibration. Designed experimental
setups and conducted research using quantitative visualization technique of high-image-density
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) together with various flow measurement, motion control and data
acquisition systems.

Worked in liaison with numerical simulation groups as part of parallel experimental-numerical
efforts.

Developed software in image processing, and statistical and spectral analysis.

• Teaching Assistant. Lehigh University, PA, USA. 2002-2006.

Assisted in the teaching of thermodynamics and engineering mechanics courses as well as
several laboratory courses in the areas of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, dynamics, solid
mechanics and general mechanical engineering.

Academic Awards and Distinctions


• P.C. Rossin Fellowship, 2000-2004.

• The Departmental Scholarship of Lehigh University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Mechanics, 2000-2001.

• The Best Graduation Thesis Award, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical
University, 2000.

• The 2nd Best Graduate of the Department, the Faculty and the University Awards of Istanbul Technical University, 2000.

Memberships in Professional Societies


American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)