I am drawn to important if stubborn problems. In structural health monitoring (SHM), one such problem is real-time reconstruction of a structure’s three-dimensional displacements using a network of in-situ strain sensors and measured strains, also known as “shape sensing”. I am exploring shape sensing of composite materials in highly complex experimental settings (utilizing multi-measurement systems) and mathematically/physically strong form (involving multi-scale and multi-physics formulations for inverse problems) that no other SHM methodology has explored before.

Beyond SHM and inverse methods, my studies are highly multidisciplinary bridging together the fields of computational and experimental mechanics. As a new faculty, I established the Computational Mechanics and Engineering Optimization (CMEO) research group in year 2018. I am leading 6 PhD, 3 MSc, and 1 BSc students as their main advisor. In summary, I have proven to be an independent researcher in the fields of multi-disciplinary engineering with the following innovative research portfolio for my CMEO group:

  • Shape sensing and SHM of engineering structures using inverse models and multi-measurements
  • Multi-scale damage modelling of fibre-reinforced composite structures using forward analysis methods
  • Design, analysis, and topology optimization towards additive manufacturing of metals and composites
  • Electro-mechanical modelling and energy harvesting of autonomous piezoelectric materials


Since Apr. 2020, Assistant Professor, Faculty Member, FENS – Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Mechatronics Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Programs, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Since Apr. 2020, Assistant Professor, SU-IMC – Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Centre, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

2021 Apr. – Sep., Consultant (Composite Damage Mechanisms), Turkish Technic, Istanbul, Turkey

2018 – 2020,  Assistant Professor, Faculty Member & Vice-Dean of Research and Development, Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

2017 – 2020, Visiting Researcher, SU-IMC, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

2016 May – Sep., Visiting Researcher, NASA Langley Research Centre, Virginia, United States

2013 – 2017, Research Assistant, Department of Naval Architecture, Marine & Ocean Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom