Dr. Cagri Ayranci obtained his undergraduate and Master's degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Ottawa, Canada. His Master's thesis was on the instrumentation of reinforced concrete structures using long gage strain sensors. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Alberta on the analytical and experimental investigation of 2-dimensionally braided composite materials. Following his Ph.D., he joined the research group of Dr. Frank Ko at the Materials Engineering Department of the University of British Columbia (UBC) as a Postdoctoral fellow. His work at the UBC focused on shape memory polymers and shape memory polymer composites as part of multifunctional composite structures, light-weight armour design for military applications, and two- and three-dimensionally braided composites.
Dr. Ayranci has joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor on January 2012, and became an Associate Professor in July 2018, where he continues his research on braided composite materials, shape memory polymers and their composites, and additive manufacturing under the broad area of Multifunctional Fibrous Composite Materials. Dr. Ayranci also has a great interest in formation of sub-micron(nano) diameter (solid, hollow, and core-shell) fibres and fibre mats using electro-spinning technique. Finally, a large portion of his work is dedicated to design, manufacture, characterization and modelling of multifunctional composite materials and 4D printed materials produced using Additive Manufacturing technique.