Mehmet Ali  Gülgün

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


    B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Bosphorus University, 1988; M.Sc. in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University (USA), 1990; Ph.D. in Ceramics Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA), 1996.

Work Experience

    Tokyo Technology Institute (Japan), 1996; Max Planck Institute für Metallforschung (Germany), 1996-2000.

Areas of Interest

  • Phase and morphology control for targetted functionalities in Ceramics, Revalorization of End-of-Life materials for Cement industries, Effects of impurity cations on the microstructural development and properties of polycrystalline ceramics; synthesis and characterization of multi cation solid oxide electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cell (clean energy generation of the near future) applications; ceramic materials and structures in photonics applications; synthesis and characterization of polymer ceramic composite materials; atomic level characterization of structure and chemical binding in materials through electron microscopy and spectroscopy.


  • American Ceramic Society, Turkish Microscopy Society, Turkish Ceramic Society


  • Young Researcher Award – Iketani Foundation (Japan)  1999