Nadir Yildirim © 2020
Dr. Yildirim earned his Ph.D. in Sustainable Bioproducts from UMaine, is a graduate of the UMaine Innovation Engineering Program, and was a research scholar at Purdue University. He has been working at The Bursa Technical University since 2017 as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Bioproducts. He is a founding General Manager of The Bursa Technical University Technology Transfer Office Inc. (Bursatto).
Dr. Yildirim focuses on crafting a strategic vision, marshaling resources, organizational bodybuilding, maximization of financial performance and supervision and implementation of everyday missions.
Management Team Building
Motivation Business Development
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
As a Mentor, Dr. Yildirim shares his experience with a mentee and provides guidance, motivation, emotional support and role modeling. He establishes firm and clear ground rules with mentees to improve efficiency. He encourages the mentee to step out of his/her comfort zone. As a good listener, Dr. Yildirim has been mentoring the entrepreneurs in the following areas; creation of an innovative business model, development of business plans, building and supervision of the team, budget management and product development and commercialization.
Mentoring Transition Active Listening Mentee Motivation & Encouragement
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
Dr. Yildirim gives speeches on Innovation Engineering at The National and International Conferences. He designs custom one-day or two-day certification programs for the attendees at The National/International Events.
Public Speaking Certification Program Innovation Engineering Course Design
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 a focus on Sustainable Bioproducts. Talented in developing inspiring hands-on lessons that capture a student’s imagination and breed success. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Innovation Engineering, Entrepreneurship, R&D and Innovation Management, and Effective Presentation Delivery in Turkish and in English Languages.
Student-Centered Instruction Student & Faculty Relations
Student Motivation & Encouragement Coursework Coordination
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