I earned a B.S. degree from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey and an M.S. degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, both in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Metallurgy. During my M.S. research, I worked on the precipitate evolution mechanisms in a commercial Ni-based superalloy. Later I decided to pursue a Ph.D. and attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA where I received my Ph.D. degree in 2011. At NEU, I worked with Dr. Teiichi Ando on the characterization of Ni–Al reactive composites fabricated via ultrasonic powder consolidation.
Upon completing my doctoral studies, I joined the Dunand group as a postdoctoral fellow. Here I am using the pack cementation technique to add Al and Ti into Ni or Ni-Cr micro-architectured structures and transform them to creep- and oxidation-resistant superalloys.