Mehmet Dasdemir Ph.D. joined the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University as a Research Scientist in 2022. In this role, Mehmet is leading product and application development studies in industry-sponsored projects at NWI. He is designing and coordinating lab-scale and full-scale experiments on the spinning of polymers as well as on the resulting nonwoven fabrics. He engages in research on polymeric materials focusing specialty and biodegradable polymers for nonwovens and conducting chemical and physical evaluation of such materials as well as upon more general polymer characterization & modification, fiber and nonwoven fabric formation & analysis. He also supports students in the Nonwovens Program at NWI as they expand their learning around nonwoven processes.
Dr. Dasdemir received his Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from NC State University in 2011. He then became a Professor at Gaziantep University and conducted/published/presented research studies in the field of polymers, fibers, nonwovens, composites, and nanotechnology. He also worked as a consultant and R&D coordinator at several fiber & filament and nonwoven production companies in Turkey, established their R&D centers, and led their key research works. In addition, he designed, prepared, and managed several industrial and academic research, product & application development projects. In 2021, Mehmet returned to the NWI family as a Visiting Research Associate Professor to study sustainable polymers and nonwoven products.
Mehmet reports to Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi and is located at the NWI offices in The Center for Technology & Innovation on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina USA.