Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu

Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City University, London in 1979 (First Class Honors) and went on to receive his M.S. in 1981 and his Ph.D in 1983 in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as Director of Mechanics and Materials for the National Science Foundation from 1991-1993. He was the Head of the newly formed Mechanical Science and Engineering Department during 2004-2009. He  heads the Fracture Control Program at the University of Illinois and is currently involved with NSF, Air Force, DOE, Rolls Royce and Honeywell funded research.  His major areas of focus are Mechanics of Materials, Thermo-mechanical Behavior of Metals, Phase Transformations and Shape Memory, and Twinning and Slip in Metallic Materials.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Matthias Bonisch

Matthias is working on high entropy alloys.

Florian Brenne

Florian is working on microscopy of interfaces.

Graduate Students

Ahmed Sameer Khan Mohammed
He is working on modeling phase transformations.

Orcun Celebi
Orcun is working on modeling slip-twin interactions and fatigue.

Jad Yaacoub

Jad is working on fatigue crack growth in shape memory materials.

Sidharth Ravi
Sidharth is working on high temperature fatigue of stainless steels and also on high entropy alloys.

Yan Wu

Yan is working on fatigue of shape memory alloys.

Visiting Faculty/Collaborators



Professor Yuri Chumlyakov



Savaş Dilibal


Dr. Emre Guler



Professor Temel Kotil



Professor Hans Maier


Dr. Guowu Ren



Professor Heung-sik Woo

Prof. Woo’s major interests are high temperature corrosion fatigue and mechanical behavior evaluation of shape memory alloys.