Nadir Yildirim © 2017
Dr. Nadir Yildirim earned his Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Maine, is a graduate of the University of Maine Innovation Engineering Program, and was a research scholar at Purdue University.
Dr. Yildirim has been a Program Manager for various development projects in nanocomposites and advanced materials, including studies of fire retardant nanocomposites, water repellent nanocellulose composites, aerogels, bio-based panels, eco-friendly thermal insulation composite foam boards and biobased ceiling tiles for green buildings. Nadir has been working with composites and advanced materials for over 10 years.
Innovative Thinking Problem Solving
Product & Technology Development Communication & Commercialization
Dr. Yildirim has been orchestrating project functions from inception to post implementation, developing project plans, supervising project teams, controlling budgets and managing delivery performance. He has expertise in delivering project/program mandates, with track record overseeing numerous development projects in Composites and Advanced Materials.
Proposal Preparation & Submission Research Project Supervision
Project Planning & Scheduling Performance Testing & Analyses
Dr. Yildirim has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) for development of innovative, eco-friendly, and futurist materials.
Start-up Culture Small Business Management
Public Speaking Contract R&D
Skilled in the design of challenging, enriching and innovative lesson plans/activities, facilitating class discussions, grading research papers and evaluating presentations/project assignments. Adept at lecturing, mentoring and leading both post graduate and undergraduate students with focus on Sustainable Bioproducts. Talented in developing inspiring hands on lessons that capture a student’s imagination and breed success.
Student-Centered Instruction Student & Faculty Relations
Student Motivation & Encouragement Coursework Coordination
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