MEHMET AYYILDIZ
Faculty Member, PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Mechatronics Engineering


  • 2015, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University
  • 2011, M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University
  • 2009, B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Selçuk University

Appointments

Permanent Positions

  • 10/16-Present, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty Member, PhD
  • 01/16-07/16, EnginSoft Turkey, Technical Manager
  • 05/15-01/16, General Electric, Design Engineer
  • 09/09-03/15, Koc University, Research Assistant

Visiting Positions

  • 04/2018-05/2018, Forschungszentrum Julich, Visiting Researcher
  • 07/2011-08/2011, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Visiting Researcher

Research Interests

  • Computational and experimental continuum mechanics
    • Mechanical characterization of soft biological tissues
    • Constitutive modeling and numerical simulation of soft materials
    • Finite element analysis
  • Correlation between mechanical parameters and microstructural features of biological tissues
    • Tactile imaging for detecting breast cancer
    • Mechanics based pathology of liver
  • Haptics
    • Tactile sensors and displays
    • Haptic feedback on touchscreens
    • Contact mechanics and frictional dynamics of the human finger pad in surface haptics
    • Psychophysical evaluation of human haptic perception