Eralp Demir

Dr. Eralp Demir currently works as the Faculty Member of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) Faculty at Sabanci University and Laboratory Coordinator of Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Mechanics at SU IMC.


Dr. Demir received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering department in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering Department until 2007. Later, he joined Max Planck Institute for Iron Research as a researcher between 2007 and 2010. He received his PhD from RWTH Aachen University Metallurgy and Metal Physics Department under the supervision of Prof. Dierk Raabe and Dr. Franz Roters. He developed a novel method to quantify geometrically necessary dislocations (GND) using electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) maps to explain smaller stronger behavior. During his PhD studies, he implemented crystal plasticity theory of Maniatty and Dawson into finite elements in order to explain the experimental findings of single crystal micro mechanical behavior. Later, he joined Cornell University, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department as a post-doctoral associate between 2010 and 2012.  Together with Prof. P.R. Dawson, he developed a novel finite element methodology to find the residual stress distribution inside aerospace materials.


Dr. Demir’s main field of interests are crystal plasticity finite element modeling and variable stiffness composite design.



Dr. Eralp DEMİR

Sabancı University Faculty Member, SU IMC Multiscale & Multiphysics Computational Mechanics Laboratory Coordinator

Tel : +90-216-300 13 54


Area:   Variable Stiffness Composite Design, Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Modeling, Physics Based Modeling