Zehra Parlak

Parlak

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2010)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (2006)
  • B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering – Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey(2004)

Positions and Employment:

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Biochemistry, Duke University  (2011 – present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2004-2010)
  • Grader (Acoustics I-II), Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, (2007-2010)
  • Tutor (Calculus), Bilkent University, (2003-2004)
  • Intern, Amo GmbH, Aachen/Germany (2003)
  • Intern, Aselsan , Ankara/Turkey (2002)

Research Interests:

My main research interest is to detect nanomechanics of surfaces and then to use this information to determine physiological/biological parameters and events. For this aim I utilize physics of acoustics to develop new techniques. I perform experiments and analysis on contact mechanics, fluid dynamics, dynamics of microsystems, and ultrasonic transducers.

Contact Information:

  • Email Address: zehra.parlak@gmail.com