Çağıl Merve TANIK
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Dr. Çağıl Merve Tanık completed her undergraduate education at Hacettepe University Mechanical Engineering Department in 2011. She received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2014 and 2020 respectively. As a master’s thesis, she discussed a compliant version of the universal joint, which has great importance in machine design. The theoretical capacity of the world’s first compliant cardan joint made of steel is introduced by simulations and some original approaches. In the doctoral thesis, a fully compliant slider-crank mechanism is designed that has large displacement ability. The mechanism is produced and theoretical results are compared with experimental results. During her graduate and doctorate education, she worked as a research assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University for more than 8 years. In 2020, she worked as a part-time lecturer at Çankaya University. Her main areas of study are flexible mechanisms, solid mechanics and finite element analysis.