Department of Material Science and Engineering
Dr. Mustafa M. Demir did his MS and Ph.D. studies in the Materials Sciences and Engineering Programme at Sabancı University, Turkey, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He completed his postdoc at Max Planck Polymer Research Institute in Mainz, Germany. Since 2007, he is serving as Professor at the Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. Dr. Mustafa M. Demir is the Dean of the Engineering Faculty of the Institute where wide interdisciplinary education and research served. He has over 110 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His main research interests are nanostructured materials, polymer-based nanomaterials, and materials in geothermal energy applications. He has been awarded the “Young Researcher” Prize by the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2013. Dr. Demir has been listed in the world's top 2% of researchers published by Elsevier and Stanford University. He is the Associated Member of the Turkish Academy of Science since June 2015 and a full member of the Global Young Academy since January 2018.
In-situ lithium uptake from geothermal brines using various polymorphs of MnO2