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     Date Submitted:16-04-2017
     Last Modified:17-04-2017 (07:58)
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     Current job:Mechanical Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordschallenging, experienced on aerospace, willing to work in space structural desing department.


    Sex Male | Date of birth 01.01.1986 | Nationality Turkish




    November 2009 - Present

    Mechanical Design Engineer


     ASELSAN Inc., ANKARA           


    “Aircraft Platform Integration Directorate” of “Radar, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence Systems Division”


    ▪ Working as a mechanical design engineer in the integration of electronic warfare system to Sikorsky Blackhawk and The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopters in Turkish Army


    Designed aerodynamic structures (fairings) which carries electronic sensors required to be integrated in very tight tolerances on exterior body of aircraft

    Made several mechanical part and assemblies using CATIA V5

    Worked in design and manufacturing processes in structural composite materials

    Experienced on shimming applications

    Gained many experiences in bulk and sheet aluminum design and manufacturing processes

    Prepared instruction booklets for installations of electronic warfare systems to aircrafts

    Prepared many technical drawing documents for both metal and composite parts

    Lead a group of engineering and technicians to create technical drawing guide

    Participated in JEC 2017 in order to improve insight in composite material world


    ▪ Structural design and manufacturing responsible of Gregorian type reflector antenna of TURKSAT-6A satellite (ürksat_6A)


    Technical guide in manufacturing of structural honeycomb  composite panel


    Business or sector Defense Industry , Aerospace








    2010 September – 2014 January

    MSc in Mechanical Engineering

    Middle East Technical University – Ankara – TURKEY

    GPA: 3.50 / 4.00





    Thesis Subject: “Evaluation Of Effective Elastic Properties Of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures By Optimization Involving Modal Behavior


    Structural analysis of composite honeycomb panel using MSC. Patran/Nastran

    Optimization by Genetic Algorithm generator in MATLAB

    Effects of Mechanical Properties of Honeycomb core on Modal Behavior of Structure



    2007 September – 2008 June



    2008 March – 2008 June

    BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Erasmus Exchange Student)


    Technische Universität Darmstadt – Darmstadt – GERMANY

    Research Associate in TUD

    Evaluated Reynolds-averaged navier-stokes (rans )turbulence models and analyzed the flow for Bowl-mill coal pulveriser used in power plants using FLUENT




    2004 September – 2009 August













    2007 June – 2007 July

    BSc in Mechanical Engineering

    Istanbul Technical University – Istanbul – TURKEY

    GPA: 3.10 / 4.00


    Design of a fire water grid

    Design of a Plate-Tube Heat Exchanger

    Optimization of a Bowl-Mill Coal Pulverizer used in power plants

    Design of a centrifugal pump

    Thermal and stress analysis of industrial chimneys

    A Conventional Gearbox Design with Two Transmissions

    Design of a Wind Turbine



    Internship in Plant Planning Department of Mercedes Benz A.Ş in İstanbul-TURKEY


    Solved the problems faced on production line and designed new working parts to meet the requirements





    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, German

    Organisational / managerial skills

    leadership (currently responsible for a team of 5 people)


    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving










    Proficient User


    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid


    CAD – CATIA V5


    Advanced degree on CATIA V5 especially on

    Part Design,

    Generative Surface Design,

    Sheet Metal Design,

    Composite Design,


    Generative Structural Analysis tools.




    Programming – Matlab


    Independent User (basic programming commands, calculations)

    good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)


    Driving licence

    (B) given in 2007









    A detection mechanism (#WO 2013179150 A1)


    A step platform ( WO2015002623A1)

    Publications :


    Accurate equivalent models of sandwich laminates with honeycomb core and composite face sheets via optimization involving modal behavior

    December 2015

    Courses :


    Structural Composites

    Aerospace Short Course by KUCE in USA 2013


    Sandwich Structure Design & Analysis

    Aerospace Short Course by Abaris Training Resources in USA 2016



    Prof. Dr. Altan KAYRAN / Professor at Aerospace Engineering Dept. of Middle East Technical University, kayran(at)


    MSc. Eng. Sercan SOYSAL / Consultant Engineer at ATG Europe, Netherlands, sercanagider(at)




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