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Faculty

 

Dr. Jian-Qiao Sun

Director, UCMERI

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering 

jqsun3@ucmerced.edu

 

Dr. Gerardo C. Diaz

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering 

UC Merced

gdiaz@ucmerced.edu

 

Dr. Yanbao Ma

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering 

UC Merced

yma5@ucmerced.edu

 

Dr. Mehmet Z. Baykara

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 

School of Engineering

UC Merced

mehmet.baykara@ucmerced.edu

Dr. Mehmet Z. Baykara obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Dr. Baykara worked as an Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, where he conducted research funded by the European Commission. After a 3-month stay at Harvard University as Visiting Scholar, Dr. Baykara has started at University of California, Merced as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in January 2018. Dr. Baykara has authored publications in journals such as Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, and has delivered numerous invited presentations at research institutes and universities around the world. He is the recipient of multiple academic awards.