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Dr Erdem Karakulak
Research Fellow - Casting and Solidification Processing of High Performance Automotive Extrusion Alloys

Gardiner Building 101


Dr Erdem Karakulak received his PhD (2013) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Kocaeli University, Turkey. He joined BCAST as a research fellow in 2018. Prior to this he was an Assistant Professor in Kocaeli University (2013-2018), and a visiting researcher in Magnesium Innovation Centre (MagIC) in the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Germany (2014-2015). His research is mainly focussed on casting and solidification of aluminium and magnesium alloys, recycling of aluminium alloys, process-microstructure-property relationship and physical metallurgy of light metals.   

Newest selected publications

DemirtaƟ, H., Karakulak, E. and Nadendla, HB. (2022) 'Production and characterization of in-situ Al-NbB2 composites'. Materials Letters, 330. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0167-577X Open Access Link

Journal article

Lazaro Nebreda, J., Patel, J., Lordan, E., Zhang, Y., Karakulak, E., Al-Helal, K., et al. (2022) 'Degassing of Aluminum Alloy Melts by High Shear Melt Conditioning Technology: An Overview'. Metals, 12 (10). pp. 1 - 22.Open Access Link

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Demirtas, H., Karakulak, E. and Nadendla, HB. (2021) 'Understanding the Effect of Ni Content on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of A384 HPDC Alloy'. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 896. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0925-8388 Open Access Link

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Karakulak, E. (2019) 'A Review: Past, Present and Future of Grain Refining of Magnesium Castings'. Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, 7 (3). pp. 355 - 369. ISSN: 2213-9567 Open Access Link

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