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 Mr . GURKAN KAYA | Additive Manufacturing | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Gürkan Kaya 🎓 is a dedicated and accomplished researcher, currently serving as a Research Assistant at Erzurum Technical University since 2018. His expertise lies in additive manufacturing, particularly in producing metallic parts using Concept Laser’s M LabR SLM device with metallic powders. Gürkan explores the tribological and mechanical properties of parts post-additive manufacturing, contributing to scientific articles and projects. With a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Erzurum Technical University and a Master’s Thesis Award for the best master’s thesis in 2019, Gürkan has a strong academic background. His skills include project management, literature survey, and proficiency in tools like Solidworks, Catia V5, and Ansys. In 2015, he earned a Certificate of High Honor with a perfect GPA. 🏆🔬👨‍🔧

🌐 Professional Profiles


👨‍🔧 Work Experience

Research Assistant / Erzurum Technical University (2018-Present) Producción de piezas metálicas en la máquina Concept Laser M LabR SLM con polvos metálicos. Examinar las propiedades tribológicas y mecánicas de las piezas metálicas después de la fabricación aditiva. Redacción de artículos científicos y proyectos. Homologation Engineer / Hexagon Studio (2016-2016) Realización de pruebas de homologación de acuerdo con la legislación de la UE y otros mercados. Seguimiento de requisitos regulatorios, técnicos y de seguridad. Determinación de los vehículos peor caso para las pruebas de homologación con servicios técnicos y coordinación de pruebas de testigos. Generación de informes y certificados para cumplir con los requisitos de homologación del cliente. Long Term Project Intern / Valeo (2014-2015) Asistencia a congresos, conferencias y simposios técnicos. Realización de encuestas literarias y de patentes. Brindar apoyo experto y desarrollar la cooperación con la subindustria. Realización de análisis para la cubierta del embrague con el software Ansys.

🎓 Education

Doctorado en Ingeniería Mecánica / Erzurum Technical University (2016-2019), Máster en Ingeniería Mecánica / Erzurum Technical University (2012-2015), Premio a la Mejor Tesis de Maestría de Erzurum Technical University en 2019.

🏆 Honors&Award

Certificado de Alto Honor (2015), Mi GPA académico fue de 4.0/4.0 en 2015.


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Selective Laser Melting
  • Gestión de Proyectos
  • Investigación Literaria
  • Microsoft Office
  • Solidworks
  • Catia V5
  • Ansys

Research Focus

The research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of advanced materials for various applications, with a particular emphasis on additive manufacturing techniques such as selective laser melting (SLM). The studies explore the microstructure, mechanical, and tribological properties of different alloys and composites. Key areas of interest include the production parameters, post-processing treatments, and coating techniques for enhancing structural and tribological performance. The materials investigated range from silver-coated copper matrix composites to medical Ti6Al4V alloy and surface-enhanced copper-based materials. The research also delves into the effects of build orientation and hatch spacing on the high-speed milling behavior of L-PBF 316L stainless steel. The findings contribute to the understanding of material behavior under different processing conditions, offering valuable insights for optimizing manufacturing processes and improving the properties of engineering materials.

📊 Citation Metrics (Google Scholar):

Citations by: All – 131, Since 2019 – 131

h-index: All – 7, Since 2019 – 7

i10 index: All – 6, Since 2019 –6


📚Top Noted Publication

Microstructure and wear characterization of Al2O3 reinforced silver coated copper matrix composites by electroless plating and hot pressing methods Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 31

Characterization of the structural and tribological properties of medical Ti6Al4V alloy produced in different production parameters using selective laser melting Paper Published in 2019 Cited by 24

Effects of fabrication parameters and post-processing treatments on the mechanical and tribological behavior of surface-enhanced copper based materials by selective laser melting Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 17

Tribological and thermal properties of plasma nitrided Ti45Nb alloy Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 17

The effect of selective laser melting process on the microstructure, density, and electrical conductivity of silver-coated copper cores Paper Published in 2021 Cited by 14

Investigation of the structural and tribological properties of 316L stainless steel manufactured using variable production parameters by selective laser melting Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 11

Effects of process parameters on selective laser melting of Ti6Al4V-ELI alloy and parameter optimization via response surface method Paper Published in 2023 Cited by 7

Improvement of structural/tribological properties and milling performances of tungsten carbide cutting tools by bilayer TiAlN/TiSiN and monolayer AlCrSiN ceramic films Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 5

Wear behavior of Ni-B coated-hard anodized Al7Si alloy and machining performance with ZrN ceramic film coated carbide tool Paper Published in 2020 Cited by 4

Tribological and machining performance of tungsten carbide cutting tool material coated with different carbon nitride films Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 1



GURKAN KAYA | Additive Manufacturing | Best Researcher Award

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