Name: Serhat Yeşilyurt
SU Webpage: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/syesilyurt/
Prof. Yesilyurt works on modeling, analysis and design of energy conversion devices such as fuel cells and vertical axis wind turbines. On PEM fuel cells, his recent project is on the design of flow fields that are suitable for ultra-low stoichiometric anode flow conditions mitigating detrimental effects of fuel starvation and aiming to improve fuel utilization and efficiency of the PEM system. On SOFC systems, he collaborates with Dr. Jason Siegel from the University of Michigan on the development of control strategies that improves the durability of a small SOFC system which is used as a range extender for robotic applications. Moreover, recently he completed a project on the development of energy efficient controllers for vertical axis wind turbines and developed a CFD model which is coupled with a nonlinear controller that improves the energy output of the turbine during gusty winds.
Selected Publications:Confined swimming of bio-inspired microrobots in rectangular channels