Alptekin Aksan

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Alptekin Aksan

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Room 241
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Graduate Faculty, Biomedical Engineering Department, 2006-present
Graduate Faculty, Microbial Engineering Program, 2010-present
Adjunct Faculty, Biotechnology Institute, 2010-present

Education

Ph.D. 2002, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
M.S. 1995, Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
B.S. 1992, Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Background

Professor, University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2017-present
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2011-2017
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2005-2011  

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Biography

Alptekin Aksan is interested in combining the unique capabilities of biologicals with synthetic materials to make new reactive materials with novel properties. He enjoys teaching thermodynamics and mechanical engineering modeling, the courses that are designed to teach how to think, conduct analyses, and solve problems as an engineer.

Lab
BioGelLabs - ME 2124/3124

ME Research Areas
Bioengineering
Advanced Materials

ME Impact Areas
Environment
Human Health

Research Interests
  • Biostabilization
  • Bioencapsulation
  • Biotransport
  • Biomechanics
Teaching Subjects
ME 3331: Thermodynamics
ME 3333: Heat Transfer
ME 4053: Mechanical Engineering Modeling
ME 5666: Modern Thermodynamics

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2008 U of MN McKnight Land Grant Professor
  • 2011 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellow
  • 2011 Outstanding Professor Award

Selected Publications

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