FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Thermochemical and Electrochemical Materials Processing Laboratory

Primary Researcher(s) / Coordinator(s): 
Prof. Dr. İshak Karakaya
General Information: 

Thermochemical and Electrochemical Material Processing (TEMP) Laboratory is devoted to do research and development on materials production, processing and properties that involve thermochemical and electrochemical applications. The theoretical and the experimental work on different kinds of energy exchanges accompanying production and processing reactions of materials are covered in thermochemical studies. Molten salt electrolysis, electrodeoxidation and electrowinning processes for metal production and electroforming, electroplating, electromachining and electropolishing in aqueous solutions are covered in electrochemical studies.

Equipments: 
  • GAMRY Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA Reference 3000
  • Fisherscope X-ray XDV-SDD Optiplex 3020 X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Agilent N6700B Power Supply
  • Lindberg Vertical Split Tube Furnace
  • Electrobalance-CAHN1000
  • Gas mixing and analyzing equipment
  • Nikon ShuttlePixE Digital microscope
  • Mitutoyo Surftest SJ-400 Profilometer
  • Specialty Testing Deposit Stress Analyzer
  • pH meters, high temperature furnaces, vacuum pumps, hot plates
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • Cathodic Protection of Armoured Amphibious Military Vehicles (2014-2016) FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, SAYP Project
  • Electrochemical Production of  Tungsten Refractory Metal Powders and Sintering (2014-2016) ROKETSAN, SANTEZ Project
  • Development of Electrochemical Materials Processes for Optomechanical Carrier of Cooled Infrared Detectors (2012-2015) ASELSAN, SANTEZ Project
  • Electrochemical Formation of Brazing Alloys on Metal Substrates (2012-2013) METU- BAP Project
  • In-situ Formation of Mg-Ni Intermetallics (2011-2012) METU-BAP Project
  • Electrocodeposition of MoS2 Particles in Nickel Matrix (2011-2012) METU-BAP Project
  • Formation of Silicon and Silicon Compounds by Electrodeoxidation Method (2008-2011) TUBITAK
  • Direct Production of Tungsten by Electrochemical Methods (2005-2008) TUBITAK
Collaborators: 
  • Assist.Prof.Dr. Metehan Erdoğan, Department of Materials Engineering, Yıldırım Beyazıt University
  • Dr. Gökhan Demirci, MGEO, ASELSAN
  • Assist.Prof.Dr. Erkan Konca, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Atılım University
  • Dr. Mustafa Elmadağlı, Roketsan
  • Dr.  Halim Meço, FNSS Savunma Teknolojileri