Assoc Prof Dr. Ahmet Calık | Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University | Turkey

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits:

Ahmet Çalık commenced his educational journey with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bülent Ecevit University. He pursued further studies by completing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics at the same institution. His research focused on adhesives and stress analysis in stepped lap adhesion joints with rounded corners. Later, he obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics from Çukurova University, delving into finite element optimization for estimating material properties of biphasic soft tissues.

Professional Endeavors:

Çalık's professional journey spans various roles, starting from an Engineer at Aslanlar Construction Ltd. Şti. He transitioned into academia, serving as a Research Assistant at Çukurova University before progressing to Assistant Professor roles at Adana Science and Technology University and presently at Mersin University's Mechanical Division. Additionally, his advisory roles at the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) in Ankara denote his involvement in academic governance.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Çalık's research contributions are diverse and multidisciplinary, covering areas such as adhesively bonded joints, materials science, mechanical behavior analysis, and alternative energy sources. His published articles investigate various aspects, including joint strength in adhesively bonded joints with different reinforcements, effects of additives on biodiesel-operated engines, vibration characteristics of engines, and crack propagation in fuel cells. He utilizes sophisticated methodologies such as finite element optimization, artificial intelligence techniques, and exact analysis to explore these areas.

Accolades and Recognition:

Editorial roles in prestigious journals like the Journal of University Research and European Mechanical Science showcase his recognition within the academic community. His published articles in high-impact journals like the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Fuel, and Medical Engineering & Physics signify the quality and impact of his research.

Impact and Influence:

Çalık's research significantly impacts the fields of mechanical engineering, materials science, renewable energy, and automotive technology. His work aids in understanding joint strength, material behavior, and the performance of alternative fuels, contributing to advancements in these domains.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Through his extensive research, Çalık establishes a legacy of expanding knowledge in materials engineering, mechanics, and renewable energy sources. His future contributions are anticipated to further augment the understanding of material behaviors, joint strengths, and optimization techniques in alternative energy technologies.


                   Citations              656
                    h-index                  13
                   i10-index                14

Notable Publications:


Ahmet Calık | Applications of FRPs in Construction | Best Researcher Award

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