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Ucak-Astarlioglu Named 2023 Mississippi Section Chair-Elect

Dr. Mine Ucak-Astarlioglu

Research Chemist at ERDC

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Chemical Society is proud to introduce Dr. Mine Ucak-Astarlioglu as the 2023 Chair-Elect.

Dr. Mine Ucak-Astarlioglu holds the position of Research Chemist at the Concrete Materials Branch (CMB) within the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, complemented by Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from Brandeis University, and in Fuel Science/Materials Science and Engineering from Penn State University.

With a profound passion for science and its policies, Dr. Ucak-Astarlioglu is a dedicated proponent of diversity, inclusion, and equity within the realms of science, technology, engineering, and math education. Prior to joining the ERDC, she amassed more than 15 years of experience as a faculty member across various academic institutions nationwide. Her expertise lies in the domains of physical organic chemistry and materials science, with a specialized focus on carbonaceous and advanced materials, organic and inorganic synthesis, characterization, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry.

At the ERDC, Dr. Ucak-Astarlioglu leads a dynamic research group concentrating on the comprehension and regulation of graphene and advanced materials within cementitious materials and composites as well as hydration modeling of concrete and electrospinning. The group has broadened its scope to encompass multiple projects with far-reaching impacts, contributing to the resilience and sustainability of both military and civilian applications.

Thank you Dr. Ucak-Astarlioglu!