My CV


Mahmut Faruk  Akşit

aksit-sabanciuniv.edu

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Education

    Degrees:
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, May 1998
  • Thesis: A Computational Study of Brush Seal Contact Loads with Friction.
  • Advisor: John A. Tichy
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, August 1993
  • Thesis: Lumped Parameter Analysis of Powder Injection Molding
  • Advisor: Daeyong Lee
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 1991
  • Thesis/Project: Effects of Processing Parameters on the Tensile Properties of Injection Molded Polypropylene and High Density Polyethylene
  • Advisor: Sabri Altıntaş
  • Professional Training:
  • e-Matrix Web Based Engineering and Product Data Management, June 2000
  • Web based engineering/PDM training for Business Objects Modeling and Matrix Business Programming using Tool Command Language (TCL) and the Matrix Query Language. Offered by Matrix One Inc.
  • DFSS Generation III Tools, December 1999
  • Design for Six Sigma quality engineering Gen III tools training by General Electric Corporate R&D
  • Fluid Sealing Technology, November 1999
  • Intensive sealing technology course offered by Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Project Leadership, June 1999
  • Intensive management course offered by PCI Global Inc.
  • Turbine University, graduated December 1996
  • Year long training program on Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine, and Generator Engineering. Offered by General Electric Power Systems

Work Experience

    Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Eng. Aeronautical Eng. & Mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992-1998
  • Consultant Engineer, Mechanical Dynamics Program, Engineering Mechanics Lab, General Electric Corporate Research & Development Center, 1993-1998
  • Project Manager, Mechanical Dynamics Program, Engineering Mechanics Lab, General Electric Corporate Research & Development Center, 1998-2001
  • Advanced Seals Research Team Leader, Mechanical Dynamics Program, Engineering Mechanics Lab, General Electric Corporate Research & Development Center, 2001-2001
  • Chair of Energy Systems Engineering, Asst. Prof., Gebze Institute of Technology, 2001-2003
  • Vice President and member Board of Directors for Gebze Institute of Technology – Abay Almatı State University Center for Reneweable Sources of Energy, 2002-2003
  • Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabancı Üniversitesi, 2004-

Areas of Interest

  • Design and Development of Micro-Hydro Power Systems, Project Coordinator & Responsible for Mechanical Design, Supported by DPT (Devlet Planlama Teskilati), Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF05-00337, 2005-2008. Reverse engineering and modeling of turbine blades, Project Leader, Funded by Scientific Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK – MAM), Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF04-00269, 2004-2007. Development of an automated system to label fabric pieces used in shirt manufacturing, Project Leader, Funded by Abbate Shirts / Oztay Tekstil Co., Sabancı Univ. Proje No. EACF04-00260, 2004-2005. Petrol Yakıtlı Bir Aracın Hibrit Araca Dönüşümü, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü Bilimsel Araştırma Projesi, Proje No. 02-A-03-01-09, Project Leader, 2001-2003. High Temperature Sealing of Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Junctions, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #s 212597, 210174, Project Leader, 1998-2001. Hydrogen and Oil Sealing in Industrial Generators, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #s 212605, 212606, 212628, Project Leader, 1998-2001. Non-metallic Piston Ring Seals for Natural Gas Compressors, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, NP PO # 0/08225, Project Leader, 2000-2001. Non-Metallic Oil Brush Seals Technology Development for Aircraft Engines, General Electric Corporate R&D Center, SO #208716, 208897, Project Leader, 2000-2001.

Memberships

  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Awards

  • Elected to Vice President of ASME Turkey Executive Committee – ASME International  2009
  • Graduating Class Award – Sabanci University  2009
  • Elected to ASME Turkey Executive Committee – ASME International  2007
  • Elected to Executive Board of Directors for Turkish Electric Power Generation Company (EUAS) – Turkish Electric Power Generation Company (EUAS)  2007
  • Elected to ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Heat Transfer Technical Committee – ASME  2006
  • Graduating Class Ödülü sıralamasında 3.cü oldu – Sabanci University  2006
  • Became Associate Professor – YÖK  2004
  • Elected to International Advisory Board of World Tribology Congress by ASME and STLE – ASME and STLE  2004