DESIGN FACTORY

METU Design Factory aims to catalyze interactions among researchers and students from design studies, engineering sciences, social sciences, and other related fields in order to develop new and innovative products. The main goal of METU DF is to offer an inspiring and encouraging environment for interdisciplinary collaboration, where both academics and students from various disciplines work together using the space and production infrastructure provided. The center has rapid-prototyping and product development infrastructure. It serves to internal and external stakeholders’ education, research, development, implementation, and technology transfer needs. Furthermore, through DF’s infrastructure, the knowledge generated at the university is going to be transformed into prototype and product.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

METU DF brings together interdisciplinary student teams from design, engineering, and business disciplines to develop innovative product ideas and prototypes through extra-curricular program.

COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION

In Design Factory, universities, technopolises, industry and community organizations cooperate to redefine real problems and to produce solutions using design thinking methods.

RESEARCH

RESEARCH

METU DF develops and implements applied projects on design, technology, and innovation fields with the latest production methods.

INFRASTRUCTURE

INFRASTRUCTURE

METU DF provides rapid prototyping and product development infrastructure to relevant departments at the university.

TEAM

Arzu Gönenç Sorguç
Arsev Aydınoğlu
JeanPiere Demir
Aydan Erkmen
Murat Akın
Ebru Aydın Göl
Murat Göl
Eren Kalay
Harun Kaygan
Pınar Kaygan
Ozan Keysan
Buğra Koku
İlhan Konukseven
Fatih Küçüksubaşı
Adil Oran
Özlem Özdemir
Afşar Saranlı
Uluç Saranlı
Hanzade Sarıçiçek
Onur Tolga Şehitoğlu
Elif Sürer
İrem Dikmen Toker
Serkan Ülgen
Barış Yazıcı
Yiğit Yazıcıoğlu
Gizem Yetiş
Ahmet Yozgatlıgil
Serkan Alkan
Arzu Gönenç Sorguç

Arzu Gönenç Sorguç

Professor @ Architecture

Director @ Design Factory

Associate Dean @ Faculty of Architecture

B.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering

M.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. – METU Mechanical Engineering

https://archweb.metu.edu.tr/prof-dr-arzu-gonenc-sorguc

Arsev Aydınoğlu

Arsev Aydınoğlu

Assistant Professor @ Science and Technology Policy Studies

B.Sc. – Hacettepe University Economics, 2001

M.Sc. – Gazi University Public Relations and Information, 2006

Ph.D. – University of Tennessee Communication and Information Science, 2011

https://sites.google.com/site/arsevumuraydinoglu/

 

JeanPiere Demir

JeanPiere Demir

Specialist @ Design Factory

B.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2017

M.Sc. – METU Applied Mathematics, 2017 – …

Aydan Erkmen

Aydan Erkmen

Professor @ Electrical and Electronics Engineering

B.Sc. – Boğaziçi University Electrical and Electronics Engineering

M.Sc. – Drexel University

Ph.D. – George Mason University

https://eee.metu.edu.tr/personel/aydan-erkmen

Murat Akın

Murat Akın

Fine Arts

B.Sc. – Gazi University

Ebru Aydın Göl

Ebru Aydın Göl

Assistant Professor @ Computer Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Computer Engineering

M.Sc. – EPFL, 2010

Ph.D. – Boston University, 2014

http://user.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~ebru

Murat Göl

Murat Göl

Assistant Professor @ Electrical and Electronics Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2007

M.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2009

Ph.D. – Northeastern University, 2014

https://blog.metu.edu.tr/mgol/

 

Eren Kalay

Eren Kalay

Associate Professor @ Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Assistant to President @ METU

B.Sc. – METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2001

M.Sc. – METU Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2003

Ph.D. – Iowa State University, 2009

http://mete.metu.edu.tr/people/y-eren-kalay

Harun Kaygan

Harun Kaygan

Assistant Professor @ Industrial Design

B.ID – METU Industrial Design, 2003

M.Sc. – METU Industrial Design, 2006

Ph.D. – University of Brighton, 2012

https://id.metu.edu.tr/person/harunkaygan/

Pınar Kaygan

Pınar Kaygan

Assistant Professor @ Industrial Design

B.ID – METU Industrial Design, 2003

Ph.D. – University of Sheffield, 2012

https://id.metu.edu.tr/person/pinarkaygan/

Ozan Keysan

Ozan Keysan

Assistant Professor @ Electrical and Electronics Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2005

M.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2008

PH.D. – University of Edinburgh, 2013

https://eee.metu.edu.tr/tr/node/447

 

Buğra Koku

Buğra Koku

Assistant Professor @ Mechanical Engineering

B.Sc. – Boğaziçi University, 1994

M.Sc. – Boğaziçi University, 1997

Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University, 2003

http://me.metu.edu.tr/kisi/bugra-koku

İlhan Konukseven

İlhan Konukseven

Associate Professor @ Mechanical Engineering

Associate Manager @ Department of Mechanical Engineering

B.Sc. – İTU Mechanical Engineering, 1986

M.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1989

Ph.D. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1996

http://me.metu.edu.tr/kisi/erhan-ilhan-konukseven

Fatih Küçüksubaşı

Fatih Küçüksubaşı

Specialist @ Design Factory

B.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 2013

M.Sc. – METU Building Science, 2017

Ph.D – METU Building Science, 2017 – …

Adil Oran

Adil Oran

Associate Professor @ Business Administration

Director @ METU GİMER

B.Sc. – METU Economics

M.Sc. – Texas Tech University

Ph.D. – Texas Tech University

http://adiloran.com

 

Özlem Özdemir

Özlem Özdemir

Professor @ Business Administration

B.Sc. – METU Business Administration

M.Sc. – Texas Tech University

Ph.D. – Texas Tech University

http://ba.metu.edu.tr/en/people/full-time-faculty/ozlem-ozdemir

Afşar Saranlı

Afşar Saranlı

Associate Professor @ Electrical and Electronics Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1993

M.Sc. – University of London, 1994

Ph.D. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2000

http://users.metu.edu.tr/afsars//

 

Uluç Saranlı

Uluç Saranlı

Associate Professor @ Computer Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1996

M.Sc. – University of Michigan Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1998

Ph.D. – University of Michigan Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2002

http://user.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~saranli/

Hanzade Sarıçiçek

Hanzade Sarıçiçek

Associate Manager @ METU Technopolis

B.Sc. – METU Environmental Engineering

M.Ba. – Bilkent University

Onur Tolga Şehitoğlu

Onur Tolga Şehitoğlu

Instructor @ Computer Engineering

B.Sc – METU Computer Engineering, 1992

M.Sc. – METU Computer Engineering, 1996

Ph.D. – METU Computer Engineering, 2002

http://user.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~onur/english/http://user.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~onur/

Elif Sürer

Elif Sürer

Assistant Professor @ Informatics Institute

B.Sc. – Bogazici University Computer Engineering, 2005

M.Sc. – Bogazici University Computer Engineering, 2007

Ph.D. – University of Bologna, 2011

https://blog.metu.edu.tr/elifs/

İrem Dikmen Toker

İrem Dikmen Toker

Professor @ Civil Engineering

B.Sc. – METU Civil Engineering

M.Sc. – METU Civil Engineering

Ph.D. – METU Civil Engineering

https://staffroster.metu.edu.tr/my_staff_roster.php?ssn=MTM3Njc3

Serkan Ülgen

Serkan Ülgen

Former Specialist @ Design Factory

B.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 2012

M.Sc. – METU Building Science, 2016

Barış Yazıcı

Barış Yazıcı

Instructor @ Industrial Design

Deputy Director @ Design Factory

B.ID – Pratt Industrial Design, 2001

M.ID – Pratt Industrial Design, 2004

Ph.D. – METU Industrial Design, 2012

 

Yiğit Yazıcıoğlu

Yiğit Yazıcıoğlu

Associate Professor @ Mechanical Engineering

Associate Director @ Grad. School of Natural and Applied Sciences

B.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1997

M.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1999

Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005

http://me.metu.edu.tr/kisi/yigit-yazicioglu

Gizem Yetiş

Gizem Yetiş

Specialist @ Design Factory

B.Sc. – METU Architecture, 2017

M.Sc. – METU Building Science, 2017 – …

 

Ahmet Yozgatlıgil

Ahmet Yozgatlıgil

Associate Professor @ Mechanical Engineering

Assistant to President @ METU

B.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1996

M.Sc. – METU Mechanical Engineering, 1998

Ph.D. – Drexel University, 2005

http://me.metu.edu.tr/kisi/ahmet-yozgatligil

Serkan Alkan

Serkan Alkan

Deputy Director @ Design Factory

B.Sc. – METU Psychology, 1994

M.Sc. – METU Computer Education and Instructional Technology, 2006

Ph.D. – METU Computer Education and Instructional Technology, 2013

EDUCATION

METU Design Factory is open to all students from all levels and all disciplines. Through its educational programs, METU DF aims to convert theoretical knowledge and practical expertise of students into innovative product ideas and solutions to societal problems.

Main themes:

Interdisciplinary collaborative work

Real life problems

Feedback from the field and industry

Rapid prototyping

COLLABORATION

In Design Factory, universities, technopolises, industry and community organizations cooperate to redefine real problems and to produce solutions using design thinking methods.

The interdisciplinary nature of the METU Design Factory provides academicians and mentors from different departments with the opportunity to collaborate on problems without boundaries.

Design Factory aims to cooperate with industrial organizations, national and international community organizations from different sectors. We develop training / research / production models within the scope of these collaborations. Design Factory also promotes involvement in cluster and network activities with stakeholders that it cooperates with.

Collaborations with Design Factory require stakeholders to join forces to solve the problems.

RESEARCH

METU Design Factory, founded with the support of the Ministry of Development, conducts research on rapid prototyping and innovation in interdisciplinary collaborative manner.

The facilities, equipment, and tools at the METU DF are open to all faculty and students. Moreover, you are invited to collaborate our experienced faculty. It is our priority to involve anyone interested in interdisciplinary collaborative design and engineering projects.

INFRASTRUCTURE

As METU Design Factory, we would like to invite you to use our facility in your research and educational activities. We can provide you with the latest product development and rapid-prototyping infrastructure.

In addition to various production areas (electronic shop, machine shop, paint shop, and … ), we have areas for socialization, workshops, seminars, and collaborative studies. Please check the calendar for the program.

Manufacturing and testing infrastructure in METU Design Factory:

6 Axis CNC Lathe

6 Axis Water Jet

6 Axis Industrial Robot

Large and Small Size 3D Printers

Laser Cutter

Horizontal and Vertical Band Saws

3D Scanners

Electronic Measurement Instruments

Nitrogen and Compressed Air Generators

Workstation Computers

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Contributors

 

 

CONTACT

Collaborative and Administrative Matters

Tel : +90 312 210 3865-3864

 

Director
Prof. Dr. Arzu Gönenç Sorguç
arzug@metu.edu.tr

Deputy Director
Barış Yazıcı
byazici@metu.edu.tr

Deputy Director
Serkan Alkan
serkana@metu.edu.tr

 

Specialist
JeanPiere Demir
jdemir@metu.edu.tr

Specialist
Gizem Yetiş
gyetis@metu.edu.tr

Specialist
Fatih Küçüksubaşı
fatihk@metu.edu.tr

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