PhD Students



Oguzhan Dede

BSc from METU

MSc from METU


Application of peridynamic theory for in-plane and interlaminar failure prediction of laminated composite structures

(Co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Altan Kayran at Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

MSc Students

Ibrahim OLMUS

BSc from Erciyes University


Failure analysis of functionally graded structures by using peridynamics

BSc Students

Asuman Ergune

(4th year)



Batuhan Yurtsever

(4th year)



Dear students, I have several openings for MSc, PhD, and Post-doctoral applications. Please consider the following before contacting me:

  • Majors of academic degrees obtained in one of the following majors: mechanics, applied maths, and mechanical engineering
  • Proficiency in English communications both written and spoken English
  • Good skills in programming, preferably in FORTRAN and/or C++, MATLAB or python
  • Applicants with one or several of the following research experiences are preferred: solid mechanics, continuum mechanics, machine learning, biomechanics, computational methods for fracture and FEM
  • Knowledge in ANSYS and ABAQUS softwares.

Applicants interested in the positions may contact Dr. Mehmet Dorduncu, through email: