Sertan Alkan

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Room / Office: 
M4205
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 48 82
Fax Number: 
+90 212 287 24 56
sertan.alkan@bogazici.edu.tr
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. 2017, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • M.S. 2013, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • B.S. 2010, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Experience: 
  • Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, 2018-
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2017-2018
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2012-2017
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011-2012
Courses Taught: 
  •    ME 210 Materials Science
  •    ME 212 Materials Science
  •    ME 241 Statics
  •    ME 345 Mechanics of Materials
  •    ME 446 Applied Solid Mechanics
  •    ME 58H Micromechanics
  •    ME 613 Deformation of Engineering Materials
Research Interests: 
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Plasticity
  • Metal Fatigue
Awards & Honors: 
  • University of Illinois Exceptional Publications Award, 2017
Publications: 
  • S. Alkan, H. Sehitoglu, Prediction of Transformation Stresses in Niti Shape Memory Alloy, Acta Materialia, 175, 182-195, 2019.
  • W. Abuzaid, Y. Wu, R. Sidharth, F. Brenne, S. Alkan, M. Vollmer, P. Krooss, T. Niendorf, H. Sehitoglu, Femnnial Iron-Based Shape Memory Alloy: Promises And Challenges, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 5, 263-277, 2019
  • S. Alkan, H Sehitoglu, Plastic flow resistance of NiTiCu shape memory alloy-theory and experiments, Acta Materialia, 163, 173-188, 2019.
  • S. Alkan, A. Ojha, H. Sehitoglu, Determination of latent hardening response for FeNiCoCrMn for twin-twin interactions, Acta Materialia, 147, pp. 149-164, 2018.
  • S. Alkan, A. Ojha, H. Sehitoglu, The complexity of non-Schmid behavior in the CuZnAl shape memory alloy, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 114, pp. 238-257, 2018,
  • Y. Wu, M. Bonisch, S. Alkan, W. Abuzaid, H. Sehitoglu, Experimental determination of latent hardening coefficients in FeMnNiCoCr, International Journal of Plasticity, 105, pp. 239-260, 2018.
  • S. Alkan, Y. Wu, A. Ojha, H. Sehitoglu,  Transformation Stress of Shape Memory Alloy CuZnAl: Non-Schmid Behavior, Acta Materialia, 149, 220-234, 2018.
  • H. Sehitoglu, S. Alkan, Recent Progress on Modeling Slip Deformation in Shape Memory Alloys, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 4, 11-25, 2018.
  • S. Alkan, H. Sehitoglu, Dislocation core effects on slip response of NiTi- a key to understanding shape memory, International Journal of Plasticity, 97, 126-144, 2017.
  • S. Alkan, P.Chowdhury, H. Sehitoglu, R.Rateick, H.J.Maier, Role of Nanotwins on Fatigue Crack Growth Resistance -Experiments and Theory, International Journal of Fatigue, 84, 28-39, 2016.
  • A. Ojha, S.Alkan, L.Patriarca, H. Sehitoglu, Y.Chumlyakov, Shape memory behavior in Fe3Al- Modeling and Experiments, Philosophical Magazine, 25,2553-2570, 2015.