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Expert in High-quality Metal Casting Methodology, Aluminum Alloy Processing, and Root Cause Analysis and Quality Improvement

Expert ID: 731949 Florida, USA

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Expert grew up in a foundry business that his family still owns and operates in Istanbul, Turkey.

Before becoming the Director of the School of Engineering at a U.S. university in 2010, he was a Distinguished (University) Professor at the Department of Engineering at a different U.S. university.

Expert received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Metallurgy and Manufacturing Engineering from Bogazici University in 1990. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He received another Ph.D. in 2002, from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, on Metallurgy and Materials. Expert is also Certified as a Quality Engineer (CQE) by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Expert worked at the Boeing Company before moving on to academic life in 1995. He founded the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at a U.S. university whilst teaching there. Later, he served a different university as a University (Distinguished) Professor of manufacturing engineering, where he was recognized for his service-learning activities involving local manufacturers.

Expert started his current position as the Director of School of Engineering at an undisclosed U.S. university in 2010. Since joining this institution, Expert has collaborated with a city-level Six Sigma Symposium and the local utilities authority to involve engineering students in problem-solving and continuous improvement methods and their applications to help solve issues in non-profit organization in the city.

Expert has authored or co-authored two book chapters and over 100 technical papers and reports. He is the editor of eight books also. His research interests include process design for high-quality castings, optimization and modeling of heat treatment of aluminum alloys, process-structure-property relationships in metals, statistical modeling and quality and reliability improvement methods. He served as a consultant to several companies, including Tyco, Sumitomo, Alcoa, GM, Ford and Chrysler.

Expert’s contributions to manufacturing engineering and metallurgy have been recognized internationally. He was awarded the inaugural John Campbell Medal from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers in UK in a recent year. Expert has also been selected a Young Leader in Light Metals by TMS and was awarded the Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by SME.

Expert has extensive research and consulting experience in the metallurgy, mechanical properties, and heat treatment of aluminum alloys and methods to minimize costs associated with distortion and residual stresses.

Expert, a Certified Quality Engineer, has extensive experience in root cause analysis, problem-solving and solution development for quality improvement in manufacturing industries.

Expert has consulted on failure analysis of a turbine blade that resulted in an airplane crash. Expert has consulted on metallurgical modeling of aluminum heat treatment. Expert has consulted on design analysis for an energy storage unit containing molten aluminum. Expert has consulted on Gage R&R for a manufacturing company. Expert has consulted on the management of a casting development project for the automotive sector.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: PhD Subject: Metallurgy and Materials Institution: University of Birmingham (UK)
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Engineering Management Institution: University of Missouri-Rolla

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities: Expert is Director of the School of Engineering for U.S. university.
Years: 2001 to 2009 Employer: Alcoa Technical Center Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for modeling quench processes and for the physical metallurgy of aluminum alloys.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1979 to 2005 Country / Region: Turkey Summary: Family business of nonferrous foundry

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
TMS, ASM International, ASQ
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Quality Engineer
Awards / Recognition
Inaugural John Campbell Award
SME Eugene Merchant Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
TMS Young Leader
Boeing Outstanding Performance Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 100+ papers published in aluminum metallurgy, casting performance and properties, and statistical evaluation. He has 2 chapters on quenching and metallurgy of aluminum alloys, and he has edited 9 books on castings and metallurgy.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
His expert witness experience has addressed casting defects and casting quality analysis, specifically defects that lead to catastrophic failure of the product.
Training / Seminars
Expert has served as an Instructor for Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys course for TMS and for SME.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Turkish Mother tongue

Fields of Expertise

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