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Muharrem AŞAR (Head of Laboratory)

Muharrem Aşar received his B.Sc degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Physics in 1999. He has worked in Abant İzzet Baysal University as a research assistant between 1996 and 1997. In 1997, he received a full scholarship from the Ministry of National Education to pursue higher education abroad, and received his M.A. degree from the University of Southern California Department of Physics in 1999. In 2005, he received his Ph.D. degree in physics from North Carolina State University Department of Physics with his thesis title “Anisotropy Effects in Real-Time Optical Diagnostics of Epitaxial Growth and Associated Metrology Instrumentation”. Since 2005, he has been working at the TUBİTAK UME Dimensional Laboratory as a senior researcher in the areas related to surface roughness and nanometrology.

 

Sibel Aslı AKGÖZ

Sibel Aslı Akgöz completed her degree in Engineering Physics at Istanbul Technical University in 1996. She started working as a researcher in Dimensional Lab of UME in 1997.

She works in calibration of angle standards and calibration of gauge blocks by interferometry and mechanical comparison. She has been involved in the development of a new method for calibration of angle standards with Tanfer Yandayan as well as establishment of facilities and services for gauge block and angle metrology including the production of comprehensive training documents and papers for the first time in Turkey. She has taken part in the international comparisons of the dimensional laboratory and conducted the first intercomparison measurements in Turkey for short and long gauge blocks as a pilot. She is an assessor of TÜRKAK and carries out research activities in gauge block and angle metrology.

 

Bülent ÖZGÜR

Bülent Özgür graduated from the Mechanical Division of  Haydarpaşa Technical High School. He received his engineering degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Yıldız University Faculty of Engineering in 1991. He completed his military duty as a mechanical engineer at the N.M.D. Sivas Construction and Real Estate Administration between 1992 and 1993. He has worked as mechanical engineer at Metkon Metal Constrcution between 1993 and 1997 and at Makine Takım Industry between 1997-1999. He has been working as a researcher at the TUBITAK UME Dimensional Laboratory since 1999. He completed projects to establish a Steel Tape and Steel Ruler Calibration System and develop a Stage Micrometer Calibration System. He developed software for TUBITAK 1001 project “3D Characterization Of Cyclindirical Parts with Nanometer Precision”. He currently works on two TUBITAK 1007 projects as design engineer. He also works on a computer control and measurement software of a measurement device designed and realized by UME. He is managing the national laboratory comparison on steel ruler and steel tape calibration.

 

Emre SONOLUK

Emre Sonoluk graduated from Mechanical Design and Construction Division of Haydarpaşa Industrial Vocational High School. In 2004 he graduated from Mustafa Kemal University, Iskenderun Technical College’s Mechanical Design and Construction Division.

He joined TUBİTAK UME in 2006, working in the Chemistry Laboratory. He worked on the National Fuel Marker Project, contributing to the project with marker plant mechanical design/technical drawings, manufacturing of necessary equipment, and production and maintenance of chemicals.

In 2012, he started working in the Dimensional Laboratory. He is working on dimensional measurements particularly on basic dimensional devices, universal measurements, form measurements, 5m bench and stage micrometer calibrations.

In addition to his tasks in the laboratory, he also contributes to the dimensional and other TÜBİTAK UME laboratories with mechanical designs, construction of mechanical parts, drawing and manufacturing.

 

Gökçen BOZKURT

Gökçen Bozkurt graduated from Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya Technical College Industrial Electronics Division.

She joined TUBİTAK UME in 2008 as a technician in the Force Group Torque Laboratory. She worked in the KAMAG 1007 TSE Project, whose subject was to construct dead weighted torque calibration devices and back-to-back calibration systems with 50 Nm and 1000 Nm capacities for the Turkish Standards Institute. She contributed to the project by designing and installing electrical panels for the equipment and took part in the disassembling and reassembling of these systems, assisting in the establishment of a newly founded torque laboratory demanded by TSE.

In 2012, she started working in the Dimensional Laboratory. She is working on dimensional measurements particularly on basic dimensional devices, universal measurements, form measurements, 5m bench and stage micrometer calibrations.

 

İlker MERAL

He received his B.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Physics in 1995. He has worked at MKE Mühimmatsan A.Ş. as a quality assurance engineer between 1995 and 1996. He joined TUBİTAK UME in 1997, working in the Dimensional Laboratory. He is working on dimensional measurements particularly on universal measurements, coordinate metrology and form measurements. He manages national comparisons conducted by laboratory. He is a technical assessor for TURKAK.

 

Murat AKSULU

Dr. Murat Aksulu received his B.Sc degree from Istanbul Technical University Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1990. In 1993 he completed MSc program in mechanical engineering in Istanbul Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University with his thesis title “Effect of counterface roughness on the wear of polymers”. Since 1996, he has been working at TUBİTAK UME Dimensional Laboratory in the areas related to surface roughness measurements and form measurements.

 

Okhan GANİOĞLU 

Okhan Ganioğlu received his B.Sc. degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Physics in 1993. He received his M.Sc. degree from the same department in 1996. He has worked at a private company between 1996 and 1997 as technical service staff in the field of surveying instruments. He joined TUBITAK UME in 1997 working as a researcher. He had served as deputy laboratory head between 1999 and 2012 and since June 2012 he is working as the head of the dimensional laboratory. He was promoted to senior researcher in 2005 and principal researcher in 2012. He is working on dimensional measurements, particularly on universal measurements, coordinate metrology, surface roughness measurements and surveying instruments. He represented our country in the international area in the field of universal measurements, coordinate metrology and surface roughness measurements. He took part in the task of joining the first international comparison and adoption of calibration capability internationally, laboratory accreditation by TURKAK. He took part in the projects of World Bank and German Cooperation (PTB) for establishment of new facilities, increasing the number of services provided and supporting the related subjects with comparisons. He organized laboratory comparisons for dimensional measurements, performed the first calibration laboratory assessments for TURKAK and is still working on laboratory assessments for TURKAK. He had been a member of the TURKAK Measurement Techniques and Calibration Sector Committee between 2009 and 2011. Since 2012 he represents TUBİTAK UME on the EURAMET Technical Committee for Length (TC-L) and Consultative Committee for Length (CCL) Working Group for Dimensional Metrology (WGDM).

 

Tamer ÇETİN

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Sakarya Technical College, Mechanical Design and Construction Division in 1990, the Anadolu University Faculty of Business in 1996 and the Istanbul University, College of Technical Sciences, Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Technology Division in 1996.

He joined TUBİTAK UME in 1991, working in the Dimensional Laboratory. His main areas of work are interferometric and mechanical gauge block calibrations. He has contributed to the international key comparisons that TUBITAK UME participated for establishing the traceability of gauge blocks.

 

Tanfer YANDAYAN

He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Manchester,  Mechanical Engineering Department with a research thesis entitled  “A Laser Doppler System for In-process Measurement of Diameters on CNC Turning Machines” in November 1996 and started working in TUBITAK UME in 1997. He headed the dimensional lab of TUBITAK UME for 15 years and expanded the number of calibration services from a few to over 100. He was the first representative of Turkey to the length technical committees in EURAMET and CCL of CIPM. He was in charge of participation in the first length intercomparison measurements, publication of the first CMC entries, expansion of laboratory premises and capacities, training programmes, and accreditation of dimensional lab services by the Turkish Accreditation Body – TURKAK. He implemented the dimensional metrology aspects of three development projects funded by World Bank and German Cooperation (PTB) for the establishment of new facilities and training of lab personnel. He also took part during establishment of Turkish accreditation system, representing TUBITAK UME on different committees and performed the first calibration laboratory assessments for TURKAK in addition to assessments for EURAMET. He became Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering with his academic work in 2006. He left the head position of dimensional laboratory to concentrate more on metrology research work. In 2012, he initiated an angle metrology research topic under the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) SI call and brought a large number of partners from different nations together to establish a consortium for the SIB58 ANGLES (Angle Metrology) project. With the approval of the SIB58 ANGLES project, he will coordinate the scientific research work on angle metrology between September 2013-2016. Additionally, he also works for facilitation of scientific activities between Europe and South East Asia (SEA).  After completing SEA-EU-NET 1 project supported under Fp7 defining the capabilities of SEA countries in metrology, he now works on SEA-EU-NET 2 project for establishment of cooperation between Europe and SEA countries in metrology for the years of 2012-2016. He covers almost all areas of dimensional metrology but performed more research work in angle metrology, gauge blocks, line scale, interferometry, diameter and form measurements.