Principal Investigator

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Cagri Ayranci, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Tanushree Ghosh

Bio: I obtained myPh.D. in Biotechnology in 2016 from University of Calcutta, India. I am currently working as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.

Project title: Lignocellulose biodegradation and Carbon fiber preparation.

Email:  tanushre@ualberta.ca 

Ph.D. Students

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Yu Chen

Irina Garces

Irina Garces

  

Bio: I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University(NJTech), Nanjing, Jiangsu, China and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta. 

Project Title: 3D printing and modeling of Lignin/PLA biocomposites.

Email: ychen12@ualberta.ca

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Irina Garces

Irina Garces

Irina Garces

Bio: I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Armed Forces University (ESPE), Ecuador. I started a fast track Ph.D. at University of Alberta in September 2014.

Project Title: 4D printed electroactive shape memory polymer composite structures under flexural loads for field applications

Email: garces@ualberta.ca

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Vinay Patel

Eyüp Can Demir

Eyüp Can Demir

Bio: I earned my B.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Oil Technology from India. Also, I obtained MBA from the U.S.A and managed various oilseeds processing, oleochemical manufacturing operations in India as well as in the U.S.A. I am pursuing my Ph.D. at University of Alberta since Fall 2016.

Project Title:Development of plant oil-based epoxy resins for the natural fiber composites and other potential applications.

Email: vrpatel@ualberta.ca  

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Eyüp Can Demir

Eyüp Can Demir

Eyüp Can Demir

Bio: I received B.S. degree from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and production minor degree from Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in 2013. I worked as a research engineer at METU MEMS R&A Center and completed M.S. degree from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU in 2016. I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in January 2018.

Project Title: Production, characterization, and modeling of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) reinforced PA6

Email: eyup@ualberta.ca

M.Sc. Students

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Devin Alberti

Devin Alberti

Devin Alberti

Bio: I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in April 2018. I began my master’s at the University of Alberta in September 2018.

Project Title: Towards assembling nature back together: Additive manufacturing of large-scale CNC reinforced lignin composites for green composites.

Email: dalberti@ualberta.ca

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Evan Batten

Devin Alberti

Devin Alberti

Bio: I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Here I completed my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Now I continue my studies at the University of Alberta by pursuing my master’s degree also in Mechanical Engineering.

Project Title: 3D Braided Kevlar-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Email: ebatten@ualberta.ca

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Panxi Tian

Panxi Tian

Panxi Tian

Bio: I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nanjing Tech University. I am studying for a M.Sc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. 

Project Title: Mechanical properties of fused deposition modeling parts predicted by Classical Laminate Plate Theory.

Email:panxi@ualberta.ca

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Beste Avci

Panxi Tian

Panxi Tian

Bio: I completed my B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University. Currently, I am studying for my master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. 

Project Title: Electrospinning and mechanical characterization nanofibrous membranes that can be used as tissue engineering scaffolds

Co-supervisor: Hasan Uludag

Email: avci@ualberta.ca