Dr. Erol Sancaktar received his Ph.D. (Engineering Mechanics) and M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) degrees from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Fellow of ASME, and served as Chair of ASME National Technical Committee on Reliability Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention (1997-2008). He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Mechanical Design (ASME, 1995-98, 2003-2006), as member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology since 1993, and he is also currently serving as an associate editor for ASME, Journal of Medical Devices. Dr. Sancaktar organized 21 Conferences/Symposia including the recent Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Workshop at NanoTR4, Istanbul, Turkey, funded by the NSF. He was a faculty member at the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department at Clarkson University during 1978 to 1996 before joining the University of Akron in 1996 as Professor of Polymer Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2003-Present). Dr. Sancaktar has taught 34 different University Courses from the freshmen to doctoral levels. He has had 47 graduate students complete their degrees, so far, under his direction. He edited/co-edited 20 books, authored/coauthored over 80 refereed journal articles, 23 articles/chapters in books edited by others, including 2 chapters in ASM Engineered Materials Handbook, and delivered over 210 technical presentations. Dr. Sancaktar has 3 patents. Dr. Sancaktar’s current research activities include: Self-assembly in block copolymers and stretched polymer films; Modification and use of electrospun nanofibers; Use of excimer laser in composite material, adhesion and polymer property evaluation, polymer welding, micromachining applications and nanolithography; Electrically/electronically conductive polymers/adhesives; Optimization of adhesion and adhesive joint geometries and Design of/(with) novel materials.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2010