MÜHENDİSLİK FAKÜLTESİMETALURJİ VE MALZEME MÜHENDİSLİĞİ


Polymers and Nanocomposites Laboratory

Primary Researcher(s) / Coordinator(s): 
Prof. Dr. Cevdet Kaynak
General Information: 

The group is focused on the production and characterization of various polymer based nanocomposites by using industrially-compatible processing methods for engineering applications such as cable industry, electrical appliances industry, automotive industry, etc.

Equipments: 
  • Laboratory scale twin-screw extruder for compounding
  • Laboratory scale injection molding device for shaping
  • Laboratory scale compression molding device for shaping
  • Ball milling and screening system
  • Various mechanical and magnetic mixers
  • Various ultrasonic mixers and ultrasonic homogenizer
  • Various vacuum ovens for drying
  • Various high/low temperature furnaces
  • Various precision balances
  • Water purification system
  • pH meter and centrifuge
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • Development of High Flame Retardancy Carbon Nanotube and Clay Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites  (2007-2009) TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Project
  • Use of Boron Compounds as Flame Retardants in Polymers and Polymer Composites (2009-2011) BOREN (Turkish Boron Institute) Project
  • Effects of Aminosilanized Carbon Nanotubes on the Crystallization Behavior of Polyamide-6 (2011-2012) TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Project
  • METU-WIND Center for Wind Energy Research and Applications (2010-2013) DPT (Turkish State Planning Organization) Project
  • Use of Biopolymer PLA and its Micro-, Nanocomposites, and Blends for Automotive Parts (2013-2015) SANTEZ (Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology) Project
  • More than 10 METU-BAP Projects (2000-2012) related to Polymers and Nanocomposites
Collaborators: 
  • Prof. Jale Hacaloğlu, Department of Chemistry, METU
  • Prof. Erdal Bayramlı, Department of Chemistry, METU
  • Prof. Necati Özkan, Department of Polymer Science and Technology, METU
  • Prof. Burcu A. Kurç, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, METU

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