Dr. Atakan Peker is a technologist and materials scientist with executive business experience. Dr. Peker’s research interests are focused on development of advanced materials with novel combinations of structural and functional properties for client specific applications.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Peker worked in various capacities at Liquidmetal Technologies lastly being Vice President of Technology. Dr. Peker led several R&D projects, sponsored both by commercial companies and government agencies. He also led corporate intellectual property and collaborative research activities with research institutes worldwide. Dr. Peker is co-inventor of Liquidmetal series bulk amorphous alloys (bulk metallic glasses) and has been a technical leader in its commercial development. This innovative material technology was licensed by Apple Inc in August 2010.
Dr. Peker is a graduate of Bogazici University with double major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from California Institute of Technology in 1994.
Dr. Peker’s interests focus on the development of advanced materials and their applications, particularly structural applications of bulk metallic glass and its composites. The scope of his material research includes the study of mechanical and dynamic properties, chemical/corrosion properties and net-shape forming of advanced materials.
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