Müfit Akınç (Visiting Professor)

Prof. Dr. Müfit Akınç (Visiting Professor)
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+90 (312) 210-5911
+90 (312) 210-2518

 - Post-doc, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL, 1977

 - Ph.D. Ceramic Engineering, ISU, Ames, IA, 1977

 - M.S. Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 1973

 - B.S. Chemistry, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 1970

Current Position at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA USA


- Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

- Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering (Courtesy)

- Professor-in-Charge, International Programs, College of Engineering

Research Interests: 

 - Bio-inspired materials

 - Ultra high temperature structural materials

 - Design and development of Insulation Materials

  1. Zhang, H.; Wang, W.; Mallapragada, S.; Travesset, A.; Vaknin, D., “Macroscopic and Tunable Nanoparticle Superlattices,” Nanoscale, 9, 164–171, 2017.
  2. Wang, W.; Zhang, H.; Feng, S.; San Emeterio, J.; Mallapragada, S.; Vaknin, D., “Iron Ion and Iron Hydroxide Adsorption to Charge-Neutral Phosphatidylcholine Templates,” Langmuir32, 7664–7670, 2016.
  3. Nayak, S., H. Zhang, X.P. Liu, S.R. Feng, P. Palo, M. Nilsen-Hamilton, M. Akinc, S. Mallapragada, “Protein Patterns Template Arrays of Magnetic Nanoparticles,” RSC Advances, 6(62), S7048-S7056, 2016.
  4. B. Chang, L. Zhong, M. Akinc, “Low Cost VIP Core Materials for Building Applications,” Vacuum, 131, 120–126, 2016.
  5. G. Ouyang, M. Besser, P.K. Ray, M.J. Kramer and M. Akinc, “Effect of AlN Substitutions on the Oxidation Behavior of ZrB2-SiC Composites at 1600°C,” J. Am. Cer. Soc.99(10), 3389-3397, 2016.
  6. Ouyang, G., Ray, P.K., Kramer, M.J., and Akinc, M., “High Temperature Oxidation of ZrB2-SiC-AlN Composites at 1600°C,” J. Am. Cer. Soc.99(3) 808-813, 2016.
  7. Firlar E., Çınar S., Kashyap S., Akinc M., Prozorov T., Direct Visualization of the Hydration Layer on Alumina Nanoparticles with the Fluid Cell STEM in situNature Scientific Reports5, 9830, 2015.
  8. Zhang, H.; Liu, X.; Feng, S.; Wang, W.; Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Akinc, M.; Nilsen-Hamilton, M.; Vaknin, D.; Mallapragada, S., “Morphological Transformations in the Magnetite Biomineralizing Protein Mms6 in Iron Solutions: A Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Study,” Langmuir31, 2818-2825, 2015.
  9. S. Cinar, D. D. Anderson, and M. Akinc, “Influence of Bound Water Layer on the Visocosity of Oxide Nanopowder Suspensions,” J. Eur. Cer. Soc., 35(2), 613-622, 2015.
  10. Md. Imteyaz A., Gaurav M., Krishna R. and Akinc, M., “Crystal growth and mechanical characterization of ZrMo2O8”, J. Cryst. Growth, 404, 100-106, 2014.
  11. Md. I. Ahmad and M. Akinc, “Hydration of ZrW2O8 nanopowders under ambient condition,” Mater. Chem. Phys. 145, 403-406, 2014.
  12. P.K. Ray, M. Akinc and M.J. Kramer, “Formation of a multi-layered scale during the oxidation of a NiAl-Mo alloy," Applied Surface Science301, 107-111, 2014.
  13. Ament, K.A. Kessler, M.R., and Akinc, M., “Shear Thinning Behavior of Aqueous Alumina Nanoparticle Suspensions with Saccharides,” Ceramics International, 40(2), 3533-3542, 2014.
  14. Cinar S., Akinc M., Ascorbic Acid as a Dispersant for Concentrated Alumina Nanopowder SuspensionsJournal of European Ceramic Society34, 1997-2004, 2014.

Selected Awards & Honors:


- Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, 2014

- Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award, 2014

- Visiting Professor, Warsaw University of Technology, May 2010.

- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010

- International Service Award, Iowa State University, 2009

- Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Lectureship Award, 2008, 2018

- Member, Board of Trustees, ASM International, 2008-2011

- Fellow, ASM International, 2008

- Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society, 2006

- International Advisor, NIMS, Japan, 2006-2010

- Consultant to TUBITAK, Turkey 2004

- Outstanding Service Award, MSE Department, 2004

- Visiting Professor, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey 2004 & 2008

- Vice Chair University Materials Council, 2005

- Member, European Academy of Sciences, 2003

- Faculty Citation, Iowa State University, 2001

- Liaison & Adjunct Scientist, ONR International Office, 1992-93, 1996, 1999

- Fellow, American Ceramic Society, 1996

- Adjunct Scientist, Office of Naval Research, European Office, 1996

- Academic Invitee, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 1996 & 1997

- Ceramic Science Expert to Government of Turkey, TOKTEN, UN, 1992, 1998

- Ceramic Science Expert to Government of Korea, UNIDO, 1989