Kerim C. Dansuk

Assistant Professor
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Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 4470
Fax Number: 
+90 212 287 2456

Ph.D. 2021, Mechanical Engineering, Nortwestern University, Evanston, USA
B.S. 2016, Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, 2023-
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA, 2021-2022

Courses Taught: 

ME58F Special Topics: Introduction to Computational Material Science

Research Interests: 

Molecular Modeling
Polymer Science
Bioinspired systems

Awards & Honors: 

Mechanical Engineering Departmental Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2016-2017
Graduation with High Honors, Boğaziçi University, 2016

  • Dansuk, K.C., Pal, S. & Keten, S. A catch bond mechanism with looped adhesive tethers for self-strengthening materials. Commun Mater 4, 60 (2023). 
  • Pal, S., Dansuk, K.C., Giuntoli, A., Sirk, T. Keten, S. Predicting the Effect of Hardener Composition on Mechanical and Fracture properties of Epoxy Resin using Molecular Modelling. Macromolecules, 56, 4447-4456 (2023)
  • Dansuk, K.C., Keten, S. Self-strengthening biphasic nanoparticle assemblies with intrinsic catch bonds. Nat Commun 12, 85 (2021).
  • Dansuk, K. C., Keten, S. A simple mechanical model for synthetic catch bonds. Matter 1, 911-925 (2019).
  • Dansuk, K. C., Keten, S. Tunable seat belt behavior in nanocomposite interfaces inspired from bacterial adhesion pili. Soft Matter 14, 1530–1539 (2018).