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Composite Research Scientist

Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, are looking for self motivated composite engineers to be employed in SU-KordSA Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, CTC, which is an industrial-scale research and technology development facility helping all sectors in the field of composite materials and manufacturing technologies and provide an environment to support component design, manufacture, assembly and process prototyping. The CTC is capable of manufacturing in commercial level thermoset prepregs, provide facilities for graduate education, fundamental research, applied research, product development, incubation services and commercialization opportunities in composite technologies. The center has laboratory facilities divided into 8 distinct laboratories, including, Material Characterization, Wet Chemistry, Polymer Proccessing, Micro-Nano Manufacturing, Mechanical Characterization and non-Destructive Testing, Otoclave, Advanced Composite Laboratories.


The Research Scientist will be responsible for multiscale modeling and simulation of polymer matrix fiber reinforced composites. The position will require interaction with Engineers and Scientists in the scope of wide varieties of composite materials related projects. Responsibilities include but not limited to: multiscale modeling and simulation of composites to be designed and manufactured within the scope of projects at the Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, the integration of software systems (including process modeling, mechanical simulation, multiphysics simulation, optimization and uncertainty quantification software packages), crash simulation, multiscale-multiphysics modeling and model development using software packages such as ANYSIS, ABACUS, and NASTRAN or developing an in house numerical tool or code if required for certain applications.


  • A PhD degree in mechanical engineering or related engineering discipline
  • Strong background in solid mechanics, finite elements, multiphysics and multiscale modeling. Proficiency in Fortran, C, C++ and proven record in code development. Parallel programming ability would be a significant asset.
  • Being knowledgeable in the mechanical testing of composites materials would be a significant asset.
  • Provide technical leadership and good verbal and written communication skills

Application Procedure:

  • The application package should include CV, Statement of Purpose (SOP), four representative publications and names and contact information for two references. The subject line of the email applications must include “Composite Research Scientist Opening at SU-KordSA CTC”. The applicants should send their application package the attention of Associate Professor. Mehmet Yildiz ([email protected])
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With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabancı Group decided to establish a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation.

The seeds of Sabancı University, the Sabancı Group’s most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference in which 50 academics from 22 countries as well as students and representatives from the private sector participated. The conference, however, was just the beginning, as it marked the start of an extensive process during which the leading educational institutions in Turkey and across the world were examined to find out how they work and identify the fundamentals that made them successful.

In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions, a new and unique university was designed.

Since 1999, when students began enrolling, Sabancı University itself has set an example for many universities.

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