Rahmi Ozisik

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

  • 2008–present: Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2010: Sabbatical appointment with Prof. Angel Garcia
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2010: Sabbatical appointment, School of Engineering and Architecture
    Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2007: Visiting Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2004: Visiting Scientist
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA.
  • 2002–2007: Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • 2001: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Polymer Science
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA.
  • 2000–2001: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Polymers
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 1996–1999: Research Assistant, Department of Polymer Science
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA.
  • 1992–1996: Research Assistant, Department of Polymer Engineering
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA.
  • 1990–1991: Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Education

Ph.D. Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA; 1999. M.S. Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA; 1996. B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; 1990.

Research Focus
  • Supercritical fluid assisted processing
  • Protein structure and dynamics
  • Polymer processing and characterization
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Computational simulations
Select Works
  • Gedler, G; Antunes, M; Velasco, JI; Ozisik, R. “Electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of polycarbonate/graphene nanocomposite foams processed in 2-steps with supercritical carbon dioxide” Materials Lett. 2015, 160, 41–44.
  • Ren, LY; Ozisik, R; Kotha, SP; Underhill, PT. “Highly Efficient Fabrication of Polymer Nanofiber Assembly by Centrifugal Jet Spinning: Process and Characterization” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2593–2602.
  • Antonelli, C; Serrano, B; Baselga, J; Ozisik, R; Cabanelas, JC. “Interfacial characterization of epoxy/silica nanocomposites measured by fluorescence” European Polym. J. 2015, 62, 31–42.
  • Ren, L; Simmons, TJ; Lu, FY; Ozisik, R; Kotha, S. “Template free and large-scale fabrication of silica nanotubes with centrifugal jet spinning” Chemical Eng. J. 2014, 254, 39–45.
  • Ren, L; Ozisik, R; Kotha, S. “Rapid and efficient fabrication of multilevel structured silica micro-/nanofibers by centrifugal jet spinning” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2014, 425, 136–142.
  • Ren, L; Pashayi, K; Fard, HR; Kotha, SH; Borca-Tasciuc, T; Ozisik, R. “Engineering the coefficient of thermal expansion and thermal conductivity of polymers filled with high aspect ratio silica nanofibers,” Composites: Part B 2014, 58, 228–234.
  • N. Hoda, N; Budama, L; Çakır, BA; Topel, Ö; Ozisik, R. “Fabrication of platinum nanoparticles in aqueous solution and solid phase using amphiphilic PB-b-PEO copolymer nanoreactors,” Mater. Res. Bull. 2013, 48, 3183–3188.
  • Rende, D; Schadler, LS; Ozisik, R. “Controlling foam morphology of poly(methyl methacrylate) via surface chemistry and concentration of silica nanoparticles and supercritical carbon dioxide process parameters,” J. Chem. 2013, 864926.