Elif Ertekin

Elif Ertekin
Elif Ertekin
Associate Professor, Mechanical Science and Eng.
(217) 333-8175
262 Seitz Materials Research Lab

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Education

  • B.S., Mathematics, Penn State University, 1999
  • B.S., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State University, with Honors, 1999
  • M.S., Engineering Science, Penn State University, 2000
  • M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist & Course Instructor, Berkeley Nanosciences & Nanoengineering Institute, University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2009
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT, 2009-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering, UIUC, August 16, 2011-2017

Research Interests

  • Computational materials design, mechanical properties, electronic properties of materials for energy storage and conversion, phase transitions, interfaces between dissimilar materials, defect-property relationships for materials, nanoscale phenomena.

Selected Articles in Journals

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member since 2016.
  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, member since 2013.
  • American Chemical Society, member since 2012
  • American Physical Society, member since 2007
  • Materials Research Society, member since 2001

Teaching Honors

  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020), Illinois

Research Honors

  • Early Career Faculty Fellow, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), 2016
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, University of Illinois College of Engineering, 2015
  • Materials Research Society Best Poster Award, 2005 and 2012
  • Intel Corporation Graduate Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2002
  • Xerox Undergraduate Research Award, Penn State University, 2000
  • Frank Fenlon Undergraduate Thesis Presentation Award, Penn State University, 1999

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 330 AL1 - Engineering Materials
  • ME 432 - Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
  • ME 498 EEG (ME 498 EEU) - Fund of Modern Photovoltaics
  • ME 591 - Materials Seminar
  • ME 598 EE (ME 598 EO, ME 598 EO1, ME 598 EO2) - Sustainable Enginrgn Outreach
  • TAM 212 - Introductory Dynamics
  • TAM 251 - Introductory Solid Mechanics
  • TAM 451 - Intermediate Solid Mechanics