Yahya Kara, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (BME), MS (BME), BS (Ataturk University, Erzurum)



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Dr. Kara earned a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ataturk University in 2016, MSc. in Mechanical Engineering Modelling from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2018, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2022. Dr. Kara has over five years of experience in the research and development of polymers, fibers, and composites. Dr. Kara has a proven track record of success developing polymeric nano-/submicron fibers, nanocomposites, and fiber-reinforced polymer composites for various engineering applications. He published highly impacted articles and has two patents as the chief inventor. Dr. Kara has experience in industry-oriented research and development engineering projects in polymer and composite engineering. He is highly skilled in polymer science and engineering, designing and modeling fiber-reinforced polymer composites, nanocomposites, additive manufacturing, dynamic and static mechanical testing, impact testing, rheology, and polymeric materials characterization. 


Selected Publications

Yahya Kara, Norbert Krisztián Kovács, Péter Nagy-György, Róbert Boros, Kolos Molnár, A novel method and printhead for 3D printing combined nano-/microfiber solid structures, Additive Manufacturing, 61(5), 103315 (2023), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2022.103315

Yahya Kara, Kolos Molnár, Development of single-polypropylene composites interleaved with MWCNT doped melt-blown fine fiber mats, Polymer Composites, 43(8), 5208, (2022), https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.26812  

Yahya Kara, Kolos Molnár, Melt-blown fiber mat interleaving enhances the performance of single-Polypropylene composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 41 (23-24):963-974, (2022),  https://doi.org/10.1177/07316844221087736

Yahya Kara, Haijun He, Kolos Molnár, Shear-Aided High-Speed Electrospinning: A Needleless Method with Enhanced Jet Formation, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, e49104/1-13, (2020), https://doi.org/10.1002/app.49104


  •  2018 - 2022, Ph.D., Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Materials and Manufacturing Science subprogram, Polymer Engineering part-program, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (Hungary)
  • 2016 - 2018, MSc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest (Hungary) 
  • 2011 - 2016, B.Sc., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ataturk University, Erzurum (Turkey)
  • 2013 - 2014, B.Sc., Erasmus Exchange Student MobilityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Debrecen (Hungary)

Professional Profile

  • 2018 - 2022, Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest (Hungary) PhD Student & Research Assistant
  • 2017 - 2018, Kárászy, Szőlőkert utca 11., 1033 Budapest (Hungary), Product development engineer 
  • 2017, NISO ENERGY CORPORATION (Start-up / Energy & material research), Sheppard Ave West Unit 2 Toronto, ON, ON879 Toronto (Canada), Scientific supervisor 


  • 2013 - 2014, Erasmus Student Mobility 
  • 2014, Erasmus Traineeship 
  • 2016, Honors Student 
  • 2016, Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Award, MSc Study, Hungary
  • 2018, Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Award, PhD Study, Hungary, 
  • 2022, Dissertation Scholarship Award, PhD, Hungary

Research Interests Keywords

3D Printed Composites Composite Materials Damage Characterization Mechanical Testing Nanocomposites Thermal Characterisation Sustainable Design Mechanical Characterisation