Spring ’23 Department Seminars with Prof. Müfit Akınç

Speaker: Prof. Müfit Akınç

 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

Ames, IA, United States of America

Date: June 5, 2023, Monday

Time: 12:30

Place: Zoom


Over the years the author carried out research ranging from synthesis and characterization of powders to processing ceramics and intermetallics from room temperature to 2000C. A few examples of projects the author has been involved will be presented. In particular, brief accounts of flow behavior of nanosize alumina powders, processing of bioinspired oxide ceramics, high temperature IR materials, and ultra high temperature ceramics will be highlighted.

Short Biography of the Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Müfit Akınç received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from METU, Turkey and a PhD in ceramic engineering from Iowa State University. Following his PhD, he worked as a post-doc at Argonne National Laboratory. His academic career spanned four decades serving as faculty at Kansas State University, Middle East Technical University, and low State University. Dr. Akınç’s research interests are the synthesis and processing of ceramic nanomaterials, intermetallics, and biomaterials. He is the author of more than 200 publications, inventor of 7 patents, and has given over 90 invited talks all around the globe. He is a member of European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACERS), ASM International, and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a recipient of the ISU Faculty Citation, Regents Faculty Excellence, Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty, and IS International Service Awards. Dr. Aking was recognized with the Ross Coffin Purdy Award from ACERS and has served both as an associate editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society as well as on the Board of Trustees for ASM International.