Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering
Volkan Ortalan received two B.S. degrees — one in metallurgical and materials engineering and a second in mechanical engineering at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis in 2010.
His research interests include the development of ultrafast dynamic transmission electron microcopy for atomic-scale visualization in space and time and applications of in situ (ultrafast dynamical) TEM to phase and structural transformations, materials under extreme conditions, nucleation and growth of nanomaterials, molecular-level dynamic imaging of biological structures and high resolution environmental TEM for heterogeneous catalysis
Ortalan has been a postdoctoral scholar at Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at California Institute of Technology and a visiting scientist at the National Center of Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.