Ismet Baran is an assistant professor at the Chair of Production Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente (Netherlands) since June 2014. He received BSc. (2008) and MSc. (2011) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the mechanical engineering department of Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.


He received PhD degree from the mechanical engineering department of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark in May 2014. His PhD project was a part of DeepWind project granted by the European Commission (EC) under FP7 Program Platform Future Emerging Technology.


Ismet’s research areas are:


  • Fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPCs)
  • Manufacturing and processing of FRPCs
  • Performance of FRPCs
  • Numerical modelling of the multi-physics problems
  • Computational modelling of the solid mechanics of FRPCs
  • Multi-scale and multi-disciplinary modelling

Currently, he is an advisory board member of Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME) journal from SAGE publishing and a member of the International Scientific Committee of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM). Additionally,  he is a member of Twente Center for Scientific Computing. Ismet is the reviewer of several international journals in the field of composite materials and mechanical engineering where he reviews scientific journal papers.

In parallel with his research, Ismet is teaching in the Mechanical Engineering BSc and MSc programs at the University of Twente since 2014. He is the main coordinator of the MSc course “Design, production and materials” and coordinates the half of the MSc course “Solids & Surfaces”. Ismet organizes workshops and practical for “Injection Molding Simulations using Autodesk Moldflow” within the BSc program.