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					                               BILGE (HATIBOGLU) GURUN
2163 Lake Park Drive SE, Apt R, Smyrna, GA 30080                                                    (404) 281 8028
hatiboglu@gatech.edu                                                                            www.bilgegurun.com


                                                   CAREER FOCUS
Analytical and result oriented PhD candidate and engineer with 6 years of hands-on laboratory experience in
preparation, characterization and testing of polymer nanocomposites, seeking a full time position in the area of
materials science and engineering that will utilize my broad knowledge in applications of polymers and polymer
nanocomposites.

                                                     STRENGTHS
• Experience and familiarity with various processing, characterization and testing techniques.
   - Radiation
        • Small Angle and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS/WAXS) (X-ray Diffraction-XRD)
   - Microscopy
        • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
   - Thermal and Mechanical Analysis
        • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Dynamic Mechanic Analysis
           (DMA), Instron, Melt rheometer
• Experience in designing experiments and test devices.
• Experience in building structure-property-processing relationships for polymers and polymer nanocomposites.
• Ability to implement and apply academic information into real life problems.
• Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to work well with people.


                                                     EDUCATION
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA                                                    Expected grad. Dec 2010
Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering, GPA 3.80/4.00
  Dissertation Title: “In-situ X-ray scattering studies of morphology evolution in polymers and polymer nanocomposites
  during multiaxial deformation”
  Minor: Materials Science and Engineering
  Research Interests: Preparations, characterizations (testing) and applications of polymers and polymer
  nanocomposites; building structure-property-processing relationships for polymer nanocomposites.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC                                                                2006
M.Sc. in Textile Engineering, GPA 3.90/4.00
 Thesis Title: “Mechanical properties of individual polymeric micro and nanofibers using Atomic Force Microscopy
 (AFM)”
 Minor: Multidisciplinary (Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering)

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Turkey                                                                  2004
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering, GPA 3.72/4.00, ranked 1st in graduating class


                                         PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA                                                            2006-Present
Graduate Research Assistant
• Designed and built two innovative devices to implement film-blowing and thermo-forming processes:
   - In-situ Multiaxial Deformation Device (IMDD)
   - In-situ Biaxial Deformation Device (IBDD)
• Worked on understanding the morphology development of polymer nanocomposites under multiaxial deformation
  using in-situ SAXS (Small Angle X-Ray Scattering) and WAXS (Wide Angle X-Ray Scattering).
   - Proved that the amount of clay, up to 6 wt%, in polyethylene (PE) did not affect the morphology evolution of PE
     during multiaxial deformation.
Bilge (Hatiboglu) Gurun                                                                                      Page 2
hatiboglu@gatech.edu
   - Proved reduced formation of dislocations in PE during deformation/processing with inclusion of clays.
   - Explored the pronounced effect of temperature on the morphology change of PE and PE nanocomposites over the
     effect of strain rate.
• Performed mechanical, dynamic mechanical, thermal and rheological testing on different polymer layered silicate
  nanocomposite systems.
• Worked on polymer/C60 nanocomposite preparation and characterizations.
   - Improved dispersion of C60 in various polymers with surface modification of C60 using matrix polymer.
• Improved the resistance of polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) to the heat.
   - Increased degradation temperature of PP by 30°C and PS by 10°C with addition of C60.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC                                                               2004-2006
Graduate Research Assistant
• Developed a new methodology for testing single micro and nanofibers’ mechanical properties using indentation
  techniques of AFM.
• Proved increasing elastic modulus with decreasing fiber diameter.
• Presented project progress report to the representatives of Nonwovens Corporative Research Center (NCRC) member
  companies and received high ratings from all biannual evaluations over the two years project time.

Bateks Textile Co., Istanbul Turkey                                                                             2003
Intern - Market Researcher
• Prepared survey and conducted market research on the needs of the circular knitting machine owner and users
• Resulted to an increase in company’s market share by 7% (~$150000) on circular knitting machines and needles.


                                      GRADUATE LEVEL COURSEWORK
•   Polymer Characterization                                 •   Advanced Polymer Processing
•   Polymer Structure and Properties                         •   Polymer Composites
•   Mechanics of Polymer Solids and Fluids                   •   Physical Chemistry of Polymer Solutions
•   Preparation and Reactions of Polymers                    •   Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
•   Mathematics/Statistics/Computational Techniques          •   Polymer Calculations


                                                      AWARDS
• Ranked 1st (out of 72) – B. Sc., Textile Engineering
• Istanbul Technical University High Honor Scholarship (Covered life expenses), Sep 01 – Jun 04
• Turkish Government Scholarship (Covered tuition and life expenses), Sep 99 – Jun 04


                                       PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Attended “National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering”, jointly conducted by Argonne National Laboratory's
  Division of Educational Programs, Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division; and Oak Ridge National
  Laboratory's Neutron Scattering Science Division. (Aug 12-25, 2007)
• Graduate Student Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS) (2005-present)
• Graduate Student Member of the American Physical Society (APS) (2009-present)


                                              JOURNAL ARTICLES
• B. Gurun, Y. S. Thio, D. G. Bucknall, R. Abu-Zurayk, E. Harkin-Jones; “Multiaxial deformation of polypropylene and
  polypropylene/clay nanocomposites: In-situ synchrotron small angle and wide angle X-ray scattering study”, to be
  submitted to “Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics”.
• B. Gurun, Y. S. Thio, D. G. Bucknall, C. C. Teoh, E. Harkin-Jones; “Multiaxial deformation of polyethylene and
  polyethylene/clay nanocomposites: In-situ synchrotron small and wide angle X-ray scattering study”, submitted to
    “Polymer”.
• B. Gurun, Y. S. Thio, D. G. Bucknall; “Combined multiaxial deformation of polymers with in-situ small angle and wide
  angle X-ray scattering techniques”; Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 123906 (2009)
Bilge (Hatiboglu) Gurun                                                                                      Page 3
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                                       CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
• B. Gurun, Y. S. Thio, D. G. Bucknall; “In-situ synchrotron small angle and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS)
  study of polyethylene and polyethylene/clay nanocomposites during multiaxial deformation”; Presented (oral
  presentation) in American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, March 2010 Portland.
• K. Campbell, D. G. Bucknall, Y. S. Thio and B. Gurun; “Wide angle X-ray scattering studies of C60 miscibility with
  polymers”; Presented (poster presentation) in American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, March 2010 Portland.
• B. Hatiboglu, Y. S. Thio, D. G. Bucknall; “In-situ studies of morphology evolution in polymer/clay nanocomposites
  during biaxial deformation”; Presented (oral presentation) in Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2008 Boston
  Meeting and published in “Proceedings of MRS Fall 2008 Boston”.


                                              COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
• Secretary of Turkish Student Organization at Georgia Institute of Technology (2008-2009)
• Inter-organizational Coordinator of Turkish Student Organization at Georgia Institute of Technology (2007-2008)
• Dancer in Turkish Folk Dances Group of Atlanta (2006-present)


                                                  REFERENCES
David Bucknall, PhD
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph: (404) 894 2535
E-mail: bucknall@gatech.edu

Juan Hinestroza, PhD
College of Human Ecology
Cornell University
Ph: (607) 255 7600
E-mail: jh433@cornell.edu

Yonathan Thio, PhD
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph: (404) 894 9349
E-mail: thio@gatech.edu

				
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