Clark School Home UMD
ECE

News Story

New alumnus Mustafa Beyaz accepts faculty position in Turkey

New alumnus Mustafa Beyaz accepts faculty position in Turkey


New alumnus Mustafa Beyaz (ECE Ph.D. 2011) has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Antalya International University, Antalya, Turkey.

As a graduate student at the University of Maryland, Beyaz worked in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab and was advised by ISR Director Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR).

Beyaz’s recent Ph.D. dissertation focused on the development of an integrated electromagnetic micro-turbo-generator supported on microball bearings. The goal of this project was to realize a miniaturized version of large-scale generators using MEMS technology. Beyaz has achieved a milestone in developing future small-scale power sources capable of converting high-density hydrocarbon energy into electricity. Such power sources can replace batteries in portable electronic systems used mainly in military applications.

In his previous master’s degree project, Beyaz developed a linear MEMS microactuator with integrated feedback control. Through the design and implementation of a closed-loop control system, he was able to demonstrate error compensation, smooth actuation, and high speeds that are necessary for the development of the next-generation high-performance micropositioners.

Beyaz received his BS degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Upon completing his Ph.D., he perused several faculty offers from well-reputed universities in Turkey before choosing Antalya International University.

Related Articles:
Chu, Subramanian win MAMNA best grad student poster awards
Ekaterina Pomerantseva to join Drexel University faculty
Student team wins best paper award at Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Symposium
Ghodssi invited speaker at international nano and biotechnology winter school
Micro-ball bearing research featured in Micro Manufacturing magazine
Reza Ghodssi elected Fellow of IEEE
Alum Dimitris Tsakiris improves propulsion of robotic octopus
Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes
Lithium-ion battery research profiled in DOE newsletter
Robotic fish research profiled in Baltimore Sun

October 12, 2011


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Chellappa Elevated to AAAI Fellow

Naviasky, an ECE Student, Spoke at the 2014 Winter Commencement

Workshop on Geometry of Collective Behavior organized by P. S. Krishnaprasad

Alumnus Matteo Mischiati is lead author of sensorimotor control study in Nature

Underwriters Laboratories President to Speak at Winter Commencement

ECE Professor Wins IEEE SPS Society Award

Ph.D. Student Guannan Liu Develops Novel Micro-Heater

Two ECE Alumni Elevated to IEEE Fellow

News Resources

Return to Newsroom
Search News
Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk
Faculty Experts