Dr Mert Celikin
Lecturer/Assistant Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Dr. Mert Celikin is Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at UCD. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering at McGill University in 2012, where he studied high temperature deformation behaviour of magnesium alloys for automotive powertrain applications. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill Metals Processing Centre and more recently, at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (INRS-EMT). His research at INRS-EMT was on advanced self-healing composites and optical fiber based devices for aerospace / space applications with international / industrial collaboration (European Space Agency (ESA), Netherlands and MPB Technologies Inc., Canada). He has also conducted research on lead-free solder alloy design for electronic applications with sponsoring industrial partner (AIM Metals & Alloys Inc.). His research focuses on understanding and controlling the nucleation and growth phenomena in lightweight alloys used for aerospace / automotive / biomedical applications. His expertise is in advanced alloy design / processing and nanostructural characterization.