Faculty Member, PhD

Mehmet Ayyıldız

+90 212 311 7789

Santralistanbul / E3-216

Appointments

Permanent Positions

  • 10/2016 - Present, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty Member, PhD
  • 01/2016-07/2016, EnginSoft Turkey, Technical Manager 
  • 05/2015-01/2016, General Electric, Design Engineer
  • 09/2009-01/2016, Koc University, Research and Teaching Assistant

  • Visiting Positions

  • 04/2018-05/2018, Forschungszentrum Julich, Visiting Researcher
  • 07/2011-09/2011, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Visiting Researcher

  • Administrative Positions

  • 04/2019 - Present, Acting Department Head of the Mechatronics Engineering, Istanbul Bilgi University
  • 10/2017 - Present, Erasmus Coordinator of the Mechatronics Engineering, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Education

    2015, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University

    2011, M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University

    2009, B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Selçuk University

    Courses

    MECA 205 - Materials Science for Mechatronics Engineers (2016-2018)

    MECA 211 - Engineering Mechanics (2017-2018)

    MECA 241 - Computer Tools for Mechatronics Engineers (2016-2019)

    MECA 321 - Mechanics of Materials (2016-2019)

    MECA 332 - Mechatronics Components Design (2016-2019)

    MECA 402 - Introduction to Biomechatronics (2018-2019)

    Areas of Interest

    Computational and experimental continuum mechanics

  • Mechanical characterization of soft biological tissues
  • Constitutive modeling and numerical simulation of soft materials
  • Finite element analysis

  • Correlation between mechanical parameters and microstructural features of biological tissues

  • Tactile imaging for detecting breast cancer
  • Mechanics based pathology of liver

  • Haptics

  • Tactile sensors and displays
  • Haptic feedback on touchscreens
  • Contact mechanics and frictional dynamics of the human finger pad in surface haptics
  • Psychophysical evaluation of human haptic perception
  • Rewards and Achievements

  • Istanbul Bilgi University (2016-2017 Spring) 
  • Teaching Excellence Award based on 2016-2017 Academic Year Fall Semester Course and Instructor Evaluation Survey (among top 10 instructors at the university) 

  • Istanbul Bilgi University (2016-2017 Fall) 
  • Teaching Excellence Award based on 2016-2017 Academic Year Fall Semester Course and Instructor Evaluation Survey (among top 10 instructors at the university) 

  • Koc University (2015)
  • Ranked 1st at the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering (GPA: 4.00/4.00)

  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TUBITAK (2011-2015)
  • Scholarship for M.Sc. students - BIDEB 2210 

  • Koc University
  • Full scholarship during Ph.D. studies 

  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TUBITAK (2010-2011)
  • Scholarship for Ph.D. students - BIDEB 2211

  • Koc University - (2009-2011)
  • Full scholarship during M.Sc. studies 

  • Selcuk University - (2009-2011)
  • Graduated 2nd in the department (among ~120 students)

  • ERASMUS European Exchange Program (2008-2009)
  • Scholarship to study at Lublin University of Technology 

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