Good news: My research project which I proposed in March 2019 passed the evaluation in MAG (Engineering Research Group) and is accepted for funding by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Our project aims for the production, modeling, characterization and testing of innovative 3D woven composite materials for the use of high performance applications.
Project team consists of Dr. Hatice Sinem Sas Cayci (Sabanci University FENS&IMC CTCE) who is an expert on resin flow optimization in complex fibrous reinforcements and Dr. Adnan Kefal (Istanbul Technical University) who has exceptional experience in finite element analysis and homogenization methods.
The project duarion is 3 years with a budget of 720.000 TL.
Our 3-year large-scale Aeronautics and Space Innovative Technologies project which I will be conducting as principal investigator in TUBITAK ARDEB 1003 priority area calls has been accepted for funding. In the project, Dr. Lutfi Taner Tunc (Sabanci University, IMC-CTCE) will be the supervisor of the robotics&manufacturing area; and Dr. Bertan Beylergil (Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University) and Dr. Cem Ozturk (Kordsa A.S.) will be conducting the sub-projects, respectively.
Our project will be focusing on atmospheric plasma activation as an environment-friendly, economic and efficient method for surface treatment of high-performance composite materials used in aeronautics&aerospace applications.
284 proposals were submitted nationwide for the 1st stage of evaluation only under MAG (Engineering Research Group) section, and 17 of them are accepted after a long evaluation procedure, 4 of which belongs to our research center. Congratulations to my 3 colleagues whose proposals were also accepted (Prof. Bahattin Koc, Dr. Burcu Saner Okan, Dr. Eralp Demir; all from Sabanci University, IMC-CTCE).
The project duration is 3 years and the budget is 2.500.000 TL.
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Serra Topal, Ph.D.