Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering Department
 

Murat Vural

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 

 

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Education

 

Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering (Minor in Material Science)

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1998

Dissertation title: "Ballistic Performance and Impact Behavior of Alumina Armor Ceramics"

M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1991

Thesis title: "Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed Oxide Ceramic Coatings on Steels"

B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1989

Diploma Thesis title: "Two-Dimensional Compressible Turbulent Boundary Layer "

 

Professional Appointments

 

5/11 - Present: Associate Professor, Mechanical Materials & Aerospace Engineering,

Illinois Institute of Technology

8/03 - 5/11: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Materials & Aerospace Engineering,

Illinois Institute of Technology

9/00 - 8/03: Visiting Associate in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology

6/00 - 9/02: Assistant Professor (on leave of absence between 9/00 - 9/02),

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

1/90 - 3/98: Research Assistant, Department of Aeronautical Engineering,

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

9/92 - 3/93: On-Job Trainee, Structural Testing Department,

Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA), Madrid, Spain

7/90 - 6/91: Researcher, TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, Gebze, Turkey

 

Honors and Awards

 

MMAE James W. Dally Excellence in Research Award, (March, 2011).

Associate Technical Editor, Journal of Experimental Mechanics (since 2010).

NSF Fellowship to the NSF Summer Institute on Nanoscale Mechanics, Bio-inspired Hierarchical Structures, and Potential Applications, (June 6-10, 2005).

NSF Fellowship to the NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and Materials, (August 11-15, 2003).

NATO Advanced Science Fellowship, for 6 months (2000-01).

Department of Defense (Turkey) Practical Training Fellowship, for 6 months (1992-93).

 

 
       

         

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