Dr. Mehmet Dorduncu

Associate Professor

Education

University of Arizona– Post-doctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019

University of Arizona– Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2013-2018

University of Arizona (Exchange Program) – M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011-2012

Erciyes University, Turkey– M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011-2013

University of Applied Sciences (ERASMUS program), Estonia– B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Erciyes University, Turkey– B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2006-2011

Awards

Research Assistantship, University of Arizona, 2016-2018.

Turkish Higher Education Council Scholarship– Graduate studies in U.S.A, 2013-2018.

Erciyes University Scholarship– Visiting scholar at University of Arizona, 2012 – 2013.

European Student Exchange Student Program (ERASMUS), Jan 2010- May 2010.

Academic Experience

6/2020 – Present   Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

1/19 – 6/2020       Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

8/11 – 1/19           Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Research Assistant Doctor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

-Elastic wave propagation in functionally graded circular cylinders subjected to an axial impulsive load

9/17 – 5/18           University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

8/12 – 4/18           University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,

-Weak form of peridynamics

(Funded by American Air Force Office of Scientific Research).

-A state-based peridynamic analysis in a finite element framework

(Funded by American Air Force Office of Scientific Research).

-Peridynamic differential operator for ordinary and partial differential equations

(Funded by American Air Force Office of Scientific Research).

-Refined Zigzag Element for sandwich construction with embedded stiffeners

(Funded by NASA Langley Research Center)

-Peridynamic truss element for viscoelastic materials

(Funded by Corning, Inc.)

-Failure prediction in sandwich panels under blast loading

(Funded by NASA Langley Research Center)

6/16 – 8/16           NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.

Visiting Researcher-Demonstration of Refined-Zigzag Theory for predicting failure in composite structures