Prof. Dr. Mehmet Yıldız, the Deputy Rector of Sabancı University in Charge of Research and a Faculty Member at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS), Assoc. Dr. Burcu Saner Okan, a Researcher at SU IMC, and Dr. Bertan Beylergil, a Faculty Member at Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, was found eligible to be supported under the call for applications of BOREN (National Boron Research Institute) titled “Production and Application of Organobor Compounds and Boron Polymers”.
The project titled “Design and development of multi-functional hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic-based hybrid composites that can be used in the thermal management of aerospace systems” coordinated by Sabancı University also involves Eurotec Engineering Plastics as the industrial stakeholder and AIMPLAS, a Spanish Plastic Research Center, as the subcontractor. Additionally, the organizations supporting the project, namely BOEING, TUSAŞ, and ROKETSAN, will share the characteristics that the materials produced should have throughout the project and take on a guiding role.
The two-year project involves the production and characterization of h-BN reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic composite systems and different byproducts that can be used in thermal management applications in the aerospace sector with commercialization potential.