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 composites.
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)