Research Interests:

  • Composites
  • Polymer processing
  • Fiber Yarn Fabric Nonwoven
  • Weaving Knitting Braiding Tufting
  • Textile Machinery Testing Analysis

Keywords: Fiber Yarn Fabric Nonwovens; Weaving Knitting Braiding Tufting; Composites; Polymer Processing; Nanotechnology; Safety and Protective Materials; Paper Machine Clothing; Computer Aided Design; Textile Testing and Analysis; Textile Machinery

Research Interests:

  • Engineered textile structures (architecture and construction textiles, filtration textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, military and defense textiles, paper machine clothing, safety and protective textiles, sports and recreation materials, transportation textiles, general industrial textiles)
  • Textile structural composites (analysis, manufacturing and testing)
  • Polymer processing and equipment (injection molding, extrusion, compression molding)
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Computer aided design and modeling of fibers, yarns and fabrics
  • Fiber, yarn and fabric formation and properties
  • Textile machinery and manufacturing (spinning, weaving, braiding, knitting, nonwovens, tufting)
  • Testing and analysis of fibers, yarns, fabrics and composites


Past Affiliations

Research and Development Manager, Asten Forming Fabrics, Inc.
1989 - 1992

Research/Teaching Assistant, Fiber and Polymer Science, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department, College of Engineering, North Carolina State University (past)
1983 - 1989

Mechanical Engineering
PhD, North Carolina State University, Fiber and Polymer Science, 1989
MS, North Carolina State University, Textile Engineering and Science, 1985
BS, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Mechanical Engineering, 1982
press felts dryer fabrics fashion or textiles design engineering engineering design machine design manufacturing (mechanical engineering) mechanical systems mechanics manufacturing engineering polymer science textiles military textiles
English, Turkish

Birdsong Merit Teaching Award (Teaching), College of Engineering (Auburn University), 2000

Alumni Professor Award (Research, Teaching, Extension), Auburn University (Auburn University), 1999-2004

Outstanding Teacher Award (Teaching), Dept. of Textile Engineering (Auburn University), 1999-2002