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Dilhan Kalyon


Professor Kalyon’s research focuses on precision structuring and processing/shaping of complex fluids including polymers and suspensions. This focus, for example, has been integral in recent developments of the hybrid twin screw extrusion and electrospinning and hybrid twin screw extrusion and spiral winding technologies to especially fabricate nanoparticle-incorporated nanofibers and functionally-graded extrudates, which serve as novel scaffolds in tissue engineering applications.

He is also the Director of the Highly Filled Materials Institute, which focuses on the structure, processing and properties (mixing, simulation, shaping, microstructural analysis and ultimate properties) of complex fluids and soft solids, especially polymers, gels and concentrated polymeric nanosuspensions and suspensions. The industrial applications of this research cover a wide range of industries including biomedical/tissue engineering, pharmaceutical, nanocomposites, energetics, personal care, environmental, ceramics and electronics industries. The number of contracts and grants that Prof. Kalyon has received has surpassed 130.

Prof. Kalyon has received the 2008 Research award of Society of Plastics Engineers, 2008 Thomas Baron Award in fluid-particle systems of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor (1987), the Henry Morton Distinguished Teaching Full Professor award (2000) the Exemplary Research Award of SIT, an Honorary M.Eng. degree (1994) and Davis Memorial award for Research Excellence (2009) from Stevens Institute of Technology, the Founder’s Award of JOCG Continuous Extrusion and Mixing Group (2004), and various fellowships including DuPont Central Research and Development Fellowship (1997), Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship (1990) and Unilever Education Fellowship (1991). He was elected Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (2004) and Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2006). He is a member of the NY Academy of Sciences, US Society of Rheology, Polymer Processing Society, British and European Societies of Rheology, American Institute of Physics, and American Society of Engineering Education.

Research Images:
5365115 Method and apparatus for mitigation of magnetic fields from low frequency magnetic field sources
5391929 Electric power transmission system and method of asymmetric transmission of power to mitigate magnetic fields
5584071 Disposal method and apparatus for highly toxic chemicals by chemical neutralization and encapsulation
6751287Method and apparatus for x-ray analysis of particle size (XAPS)
7452163Method of treatment, stabilization and heave control for chromite ore processing residues (COPR) and chromium contaminated soils
Selected Publications:
N. Boz, N. Degirmenbasi and D. Kalyon. (2015). Esterification and Transesterification of Waste Cooking Oil over Amberlyst-15 and Modified Amberlyst-15 Catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 165, 723-730
H. T. Kahraman, H. Gevgilili, E. Pehlivan and D. M. Kalyon. (2015). Development of an epoxy based intumescent system comprising of nanoclays blended with appropriate formulating agents, Progress in Organic Coatings, 78, 208-219
S. Aktas, H. Gevgilili, I. Kucuk, A. Sunol and D. M. Kalyon. (2014). Extrusion of poly(ether imide) foams using pressurized CO2: Effects of imposition of supercritical conditions and nanosilica modifiers, Polymer Engineering and Science, 54, (9), 2064-2074
M. Nie, D. M. Kalyon, F. T. Fisher. (2014). Interfacial load transfer in polymer/carbon nanotube nanocomposites with a nanohybrid shish kebab modification, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, (17), 14886-14893
D. M. Kalyon, C. Erisken, S. Ozkan, A. Ergun-Butros, X. Yu, H. Wang, A. Valdevit and A. Ritter. (2014). Functionally-graded polymeric graft substitutes and scaffolds for tissue engineering can be fabricated via various extrusion methods, Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering, 5, (e128), doi:10.4172/2157-7552.1000e128
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Chemical Engineering & Materials Science / Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering
Research Center:
Highly Filled Materials Institute, HFMI

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