Technical Expert, Sustainability and Emerging Materials
Ford Motor Company
Alper Kiziltas’s research is focused on sustainability and emerging materials such as nanomaterials, polymeric and soft materials, biomaterials, glassy and amorphous materials, self-healing materials and bio-inspired and patterned functional materials.
During his six years at Ford Motor Co., Alper has led research projects in a variety of polymer-based applications, including advanced and sustainable composites and polyurethane foams. His technical work on developing sustainable and advanced materials includes graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) reinforced polyurethane foams, cellulose based hybrid composites and 100% PCR from carpet recycle process-based for Ford vehicles built within North America and Europe. Alper received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Maine.