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M. Cengiz Altan

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Professor M. Cengiz Altan

Perkinson Chair & President's Associates Presidential Professor

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - University of Delaware, 1989
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1985

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Altan’s primary research interests are in the mechanics, manufacturing, and characterization of polymeric composite materials. He has developed unique microstructural simulation techniques and experimental methods to describe process-induced properties of fiber-reinforced composites.

Topics of interest include:

  • Nanomaterials and Fabrication of Polymeric Nanocomposites
  • Rheological Modeling of Simulation of Composites Manufacturing
  • Processing and Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composites
  • Autoclave Curing, Resin Transfer Molding, Resin Infusion Processes, Bladder Molding

For more information about Dr. Altan's research, visit the Composites Research Group.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • B. H. Perkinson Chair in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • Polymer Processing Society, president-elect, 2015-present
  • ASME Fellow, 2011
  • Alumni Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2008, 2009
  • President's Associates Presidential Professorship, University of Oklahoma, 2006
  • Regents' Award for Superior Teaching, University of Oklahoma, 1998
  • Tom J. Love Most Outstanding Professor Award, Pi Tau Sigma, Oklahoma Sigma Chapter, 1997, 2007, 2008

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

  • Fluid Mechanics Design and Manufacturing Processes
  • Thermal Sciences and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Design Practicum

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

  • Composite Materials Principles of Heat Conduction
  • Principles of Heat Convection Processes in Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
  • Viscous Fluid Dynamics

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Polymer Processing Society (treasurer, 2005-2015); president-elect, 2015-present
  • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering
  • The Society of Rheology
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Contact Information

(405) 325-1737
Felgar Hall 212
altan@ou.edu