Additive Manufacturing Research Group

AMRG Group

Mr Basar Ozkan MSc BSc

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Doctoral Researcher

Academic/Professional Background:

  • 2018 – current: PhD candidate, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2017-2018: Junior Project Manager in AIRBUS Operations GmbH on behalf of ALTEN Technology GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2016-2017:  MSc in Advanced Research Manufacturing Centre (AMRC - Boeing), University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2013-2014:  BSc Thesis Research Student in MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • 2011-2012: Student Trainee, GE Turkey Technology Centre on behalf of Tusas Engine Industries, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007-2014:BSc in Technology University of Vienna (TU-Wien), Austria


Basar Ozkan studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna (TU-Wien). He joined MTU Aero Engines in Munich for his final year thesis and investigated highly-stressed boltholes in turbine disks consisting of nickel-based alloys, conducted tests on scrap components using various methods for tool edge preparation.

During his undergraduate time, he participated in a student trainee and two internships programmes at eminent companies in the aircraft engine industries: Tusas Engine Industries, Inc with a joint-venture General Electric in Turkey and MTU Aero Engines in Germany. He worked in R&D concentrating on the basic principles of aerodynamic behaviour of components in civil and military engines related to mechanical design and analysis. In additionally, he supported engine assembly and tests, assisted in maintenance, repair, and overhaul studies, and prepared technical operating instructions.

After his bachelor’s degree, he completed his master’s degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (MSc Research) from the University of Sheffield in 2017. His MSc thesis —supported by AMRC Boeing and Sandvik Coromant— focused on the Correlation between cutting parameters, tool geometry and particulate size distribution in the trimming of CFRP composites. Afterwards, he was assigned the REACH project as a junior manufacturing engineer consultant at AIRBUS Operations in Hamburg.

In October 2018 he started his PhD at Loughborough University working on the design and optimisation of the printing process as well as the ceramic material choices for a cost effective and industrial scale printing of the ceramic components used in the investment casting process for turbine blade applications.

Research Interests:

  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Aerospace and Ceramic Materials
  • Condition Monitoring (NDT)
  • Injection Moulding
  • Advanced Metal Machining and CFRP Machining (Milling & Drilling)
  • Quality, Health and Safety Regulations
  • Signal Processing and Instrumentation

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