Adnan Kefal is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) at Sabanci University. He serves as a faculty member in both Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering Programs of FENS. Moreover, he is affiliated with Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Centre (SU-IMC) & Composite Technologies Center of Excellence (CTCE) and serves as Mechanical Test and Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory Coordinator. Furthermore, he is the Principal Investigator of the Computational Mechanics & Engineering Optimization (CMEO) research group at Sabanci University. With the CMEO group, he currently focuses on key numerical and experimental applications of continuum/fracture mechanics and multi-scale in-situ monitoring of composite structures at Sabanci University. Thus far, he received 6 TUBITAK research grants, published more than 35 journal papers, and presented his research (more than 35 papers) in major conferences of mechanical engineering.


Jun. 2017, Ph.D., Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom; Thesis: Structural health monitoring of marine structures by using inverse finite element method; Supervisor: Prof. Erkan Oterkus

Jun. 2013, B.Sc., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (Ranked First in Faculty with GPA: 3.61/4.00 – 90.25/100)

2011 – 2012, Naval Architecture, Ship Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom (Erasmus exchange program)


Address: FENS-G010, Sabanci University, Tuzla, Istanbul 34956, Turkey

Phone: +90-216-483-9541 (office at FENS), +90-216-300-1357 (office at SU-IMC)

E-mail & URLs:  adnankefal@sabanciuniv.eduLinkedIn & ComMecEngOpt