Dr. Yildirim earned his Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Maine, and he is also a graduate of the University of Maine Innovation Engineering Program. He was also a research scholar at Purdue University.
Dr. Yildirim has been working with advanced nanocomposites for over 10 years. He has been Program Manager for various development projects in nanocomposites and advanced materials, including studies of fire retardant nanocomposites, water repellent nanocellulose composites, aerogels, bio-based panels and eco-friendly thermal insulation composite foam boards for green buildings.
As Co-founder and CEO of Revolution Research Inc., Dr. Yildirim has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) for development of innovative, eco-friendly, and futurist materials.
He has been working at Bursa Technical University since 2017 as the Director of Bursa Technology Transfer Office & Director of University-Industry Cooperation Development Center, also as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Forest Bioproducts.
In his free time, Dr. Yildirim enjoys swimming, scuba diving, snowboarding and spending time with his family.
Mühendislik, Biyomalzeme, Kompozit Malzemeler, Orman Endüstri Mühendisliği, Fiziksel ve Mekanik Ağaç Teknolojisi, Odun Mekaniği ve Teknolojisi