Polymer and nano composites, extrusion, injection molding, compression molding, fibers, yarns, fabrics, weaving, knitting, braiding, computer-aided design and modeling, testing and analysis.
  • 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 machinery (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
polymer science military textiles textiles fashion or textiles design press felts dryer fabrics engineering engineering design machine design manufacturing engineering manufacturing (mechanical engineering) mechanics mechanical systems
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