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
  • Computational Modeling and Simulations
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Polymer processing and characterization
  • Protein structure and dynamics
  • Supercritical fluid assisted processing
Select Works
  • W. Peng, R. Ranganathan, P. Keblinski, P. Akcora, R. Ozisik, “Control of Viscoelastic and Dynamic Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites via Grafted Chain Conformation” 2019, submitted for publication.
  • A. Llorente, B. Serrano, J. Baselga, G. Gedler, R. Ozisik “Jet milling as an alternative processing technique for preparing polysulfone hard nanocomposites” Adv. Mater. Sci Eng. 2019, (in print).
  • R. Ozisik, M. Cakmak, “Stress Optical Behavior and Structure Development in Melt Spun PEEK/PEI Blends” Int. Polym. Proc. 2018, 33, 425–434.
  • W. Peng, R. Ranganathan, P. Keblinski, R. Ozisik, “Viscoelastic and Dynamic Properties of Well-Mixed and Phase- Separated Binary Polymer Blends: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study” Macromolecules 2017, 50, 6293–6302.
  • M. Seyhan, U.E. Yarar, S. Bucak, D. Rende, W. Kucharczyk, K. Rickard, N. Baysal, R. Ozisik, “Interfacial Surfactant Competition and its Impact on PEO/Au and PEO/Ag Nanocomposite Properties” Nanotechnology, Science and Applications 2017, 10, 60–77.
  • J. Pena-Bahamonde, V. San Miguel, H.N. Nguyen, R. Ozisik, D.F. Rodrigues, J.C. Cabanelas, ”Functionalization of reduced graphene oxide with polysulfone brushes enhance antibacterial properties and reduce human cytotoxicity” Carbon 2017, 111, 258–268.
  • M. Erginer, A. Akcay, B. Coskunkan, T. Morova, D. Rende, S. Bucak, N. Baysal, R. Ozisik, M.S. Eroglu, M. Agirbasli, E.T. Oner, “Sulfated levan from Halomonas smyrnensis as a bioactive, heparin-mimetic glycan for cardiac tissue engineering applications” Carbohydrate Polymers 2016, 149, 289–296.
  • R. Ranganathan, R. Ozisik, P. Keblinski, “Viscoelastic damping in crystalline composites: A molecular dynamics study” Composites Part B 2016, 93, 273–279.