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Elif is material scientist interested in nanoengineered aerospace composites, smart wearables and 3D textile preforms. Her research focuses on developing cutting-edge textile based materials and manufacturing methods.

Elif received a BSc degree in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and her PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Sabanci University with the thesis 'Designed-In Molecular Interactions and Cross-linking Interface for Superior Nanocomposites: A Multi-Scale Insight'. She has performed computational studies during her PhD at University of Cambridge with Prof. James Elliott.

Elif has received a prestigious Individual Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (MSCA-IF) to perform research on adaptive smart textiles. She is also affiliated to Istanbul Technical University, Aerospace Research Centre as co-founder of Nanomaterials, Textiles, and Advanced Composites Research Group. She has authored numerous articles and other papers and presentations for national and international conference proceedings, and filed international patents.

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