About Me

Sercan has been working on structural design and manufacturing of composite materials in automated fiber placement method and development of structural health monitoring technologies for aerospace composite parts. He previously studied at the Istanbul Technical University, where he did projects on powder metallurgy. He was awarded numerous scholarships and prizes.

Ph.D. (2021-2026) – Materials Science and Nanoengineering/ Sabanci University

In this role, I am working on the development of composite materials for the aviation and defense industry that is funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) 2244 Industrial Ph.D. program joint with Sabanci University and Roketsan Missiles Inc. both as a researcher and engineer.

B.Sc (2015-2020) – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering / Istanbul Technical University

Thesis Subject: Production and Characterization of Chromium Boride and Manganese Boride Powders by Mechanochemical Synthesis Method
Thesis Supervisors: Prof.Dr. M. Lütfi ÖVEÇOĞLU & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duygu AĞAOĞULLARI


Statement for Equity and Diversity

Most of us have had the sensation of being “the other” at some point in our lives. It’s difficult to be unique. But I think it is also a present, a thing that provides an opportunity for growth in a variety of ways in a healthy culture. I always do my best individually to create such a healthy work and social atmosphere where everyone (regardless of differences in race, ethnicity, ability, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and skin color) feels welcome and valued while trying to solve the world’s challenging scientific and engineering problems.

Classical Music

Many people stay away from classical music because they have the notion that it is only for elites and it is boring. To address this notion, let me first play a few tunes: