Faculty Member, PhD

Mehmet Ayyıldız

+90 212 311 7789

Santralistanbul / E3-217

Education

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

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

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

Given Courses

MECA 200  - Summer Practice

MECA 205 - Materials Science for Mechatronics Engineers

MECA 211 - Engineering Mechanics

MECA 241 - Computer Tools for Mechatronics Engineers

MECA 300 - Summer Practice

MECA 321 - Mechanics of Materials

MECA 332 - Mechatronics Components Design

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

  • İstanbul 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) 

  • İstanbul 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) 

  • Koç 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 

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

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

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

  • Selçuk 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 

    Other Information

    Work Experience

  • 01/2016-07/2016, EnginSoft Turkey, Technical Manager 
  • 05/2015-01/2016, General Electric, Design Engineer

  • Academic Responsibilities

  • 10/2017-Present, Erasmus Coordinator of the Department
  • 10/2017-Present, Student Affairs Committee Member 
  • 04/2017-Present, Curriculum Committee Member 
  • 04/2017-Present, Accreditation Coordinator of the Department

  • Reviewer for Journals

  • Medical Engineering & Physics
  • IEEE Transactions on Haptics
  • Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
  • Journal of Biomechanics 

  • Reviewer for Conferences 

  • Worldhaptics
  • IEEE Transactions on Haptics
  • Eurohaptics
  • International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions