ABOUT DR. NOFAR

Dr. Nofar

M.Reza Nofar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Sustainable & Green Plastics Laboratory

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department
Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Maslak/Sariyer/Istanbul, 34469, Turkey
Tel. (Office): +90 212-285-7339
Fax: +90 212-285-3427
Office: A-316
Email: nofar@itu.edu.tr
Website: www.SGPL.itu.edu.tr

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Research Interests:

- Polymer Processing and Rheology
- Biopolymers and Polylactide
- Polymer Nanocomposites
- Multiphase Polymer Blends
- Microcellular Polymer Foams and Foam 3D-Printing
- Microfibrillated Composites

Academic Background:

Associate Professor: Metallurgical & Materials Eng. Department, Istanbul Technical University (2020-...)
Assistant Professor: Metallurgical & Materials Eng. Department, Istanbul Technical University (2015-2020)
Part-time Lecturer:  in Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2013-2015)
Postdoc: in Chemical Engineering, McGill University & Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Canada (2013-2015)
Ph.D: in Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2009-2013)
Research Engineer: Canada National Research Conceal (CNRC), Boucherville, Canada (2008-2009)
M.Sc.: in Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2006-2008)
B.Sc.: in Materials Science & Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2001-2005)

Selected Awards and Honors:

2024     Academic Performance Award - Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ)
2023     2022 Publication Award - Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ)
2023     Academic Performance Award - Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ)
2023     Istanbul Technical University Young Scientist Award (İTÜ)
2022     2021 Publication Award - Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ)
2022     Academic Performance Award - Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ)
2022     2022 Young Scientist Award - Science Academy (BAGEP)
2021     2021 Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) - Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)
2021     2020 Parlar Research Award - Mustafa Parlar Research and Education Foundation
2020     PPS 2020 Early Career Award - International Polymer Processing Society
2018     2017 Turkey Young Scientist Award - Bilim Kahramanları Derneği
2017     PPS Young Researcher Travel Award - International Polymer Processing Society
2015     Postdoctoral Scholarship - Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT)
2012     Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
2011     Best Paper Award 2011 - Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Tech Conf (SPE-ANTEC) - Boston, USA
2009     Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (
NSERC)
2009     Doctoral Scholarship - Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT)
2007     Campaign for a New Millennium Graduate Scholarship - Montreal, Canada
2007     James W. Burns Graduate Award - Montreal, Canada

Courses:

Undergraduate:

- Engineering Polymers (MET 439E)
- Fund. of Composites Materials (MET 442E)
- Materials Science (MAL 201E)
Graduate:
- Polymer Blends and Composites (PST 618E)
- Polymer Characterization (PST 530E)
- Seminar (MAM 596)


Workshop & Compact Course Packages (in-person/online):

- Polymer Fundamentals
- Polymer Processing
- Polymer Composites
- Polymer Blends

- Polymer Foams
- Thermal Analysis of Polymers
- Rheological Analysis of Polymers
(if interested send your requests to nofar@itu.edu.tr)


Editorial Activities:

Associate Editor
- Journal of Cellular Plastics (2022-Present)
Editorial Board Member

- Journal of Cellular Plastics (2018-2022)
- Journal of Renewable Materials (2018-Present)
- International Journal of Material Science and Research (2018-Present)
Reviewing Editor
- Experimental Results Journal (2020-Present)