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Institutional Information: Vice Chancellor
Research Areas: Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical and Space Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Names in Publications: Kemal Levend Parnas, Parnas L., Parnas Kemal Levend, Parnas K., PARNAS L, Parnas Levend




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Dr. Levend Parnas joined TED University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2015. Dr. Parnas before coming to TED University was a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University where he has been a faculty member since 1992.

He completed his Ph.D. in School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and his undergraduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University. His research interests lie in the area of advanced composite structures and their applications in aerospace and automotive engineering. He has been involved with numerous research projects including design, production and testing of such structures such as advanced airplanes, helicopters, rockets, new generation cars, and sea vehicles. Recently, he has been interested in projects involving nano-structures.

Dr. Parnas has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of mechanics including statics, dynamics, strength of materials, material science, machine elements, and theory of elasticity. He prepared a senior level course on advanced composite structures.

In his limited spare time, Dr. Parnas enjoys mountaineering, hiking, squash, reading fiction and non-fiction.

Dr.Parnas has been appointed as Vice Rector of TED University on September, 10th, 2018.