Research Projects

2018 – Present (Principal Investigator) An Effective and Innovative Approach to Hard Rock Cutting Machines used in Mining and Tunelling with Oscillating Disc Cutting Technology. Project for TUBITAK , Turkey
2018 – Present (Principal Advisor) Analyses of interaction region between rock and Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) disc cutters Project for TUBITAK , Turkey
2018 – Present (Principal Advisor) Determination of main parameters effective on Performance of TBM tunneling machines Project for TUBITAK , Turkey
2018 – 2019 Strength, cracking and petrographical properties of original and ongoing restoration rocks in historic eastern and western Misis Mills Project for Unit of Scientific Research Projects Coordination (BAP), Turkey
2014 – 2016 Completed (Principal Investigator)An Effective and Innovative Approach to Hard Rock Cutting Machines with Oscillating Disc Cutting Technology, Project for TUBITAK, Turkey
2015 – 2016 Completed Determination of fracture toughness of concrete CCNBD specimens, Project for Unit of Scientific Research Projects Coordination (BAP), Turkey
2013 – interrupted due to moving to Turkey Micro-mechanical and micro-structural aspects of strength variation in rocks under various loading/stress conditions Project for the Australian Research Council (ARC), The Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
2013 –2016  – Completed Micro-mechanical and micro-structural aspects affecting rock damage, fracture and cutting mechanisms Project for Newcrest Mining Limited Research Grant
2012 – Completed Numerical investigation of rock fatigue and bonding strength between rock forming minerals and the rock matrix under cyclic loading. Project for The University of Queensland New Staff Research Start-Up Grant
2012 – Completed Rock Testing of Coal Pillar Borehole Samples and Rheology Testing of Fly Ash Project for The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia
2004 – Completed Researcher on the Oscillating Disc Cutter Technology (ODC) Project at CRC Mining involving JOY Mining Machinery, to establish the viability and feasibility of proceeding with a process aimed at applying ODC technology to the development of a Narrow Reef Continuous Mining System (NRCM System) for use in the RSA platinum mining industry (Project Number: C401004, 2004d)
2002 – Completed Researcher on investigations of the relationships between petrographic parameters, cuttability, and abrasiveness of rocks during mechanical excavation at Hacettepe University, Turkey (Project Number: 0102602013, 2002)