Ahmet Alper Yontar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Visiting Professor
Email: ayontar@mit.edu

Ahmet Alper Yontar Ahmet Alper Yontar holds the position of an associate professor in the field of mechanical engineering at Tarsus University. His main research interests include combustion and fuels, combustion engines, propulsion, turbomachinery, and compressible flow. Additionally, his special research interests extend to topics such as the combustion behaviors of boron and its derivatives, combustion of metal fuels, detonation phenomena, microcombustors, and plasma-assisted combustion. Following the completion of his Ph.D. in Turkey at 2016, he conducted postdoctoral research about development of a non-equilibrium plasma assisted ignition system for a homogeneous charged compression ignition engine at Princeton University's Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from 2019 to 2020. Throughout his academic career, he has had the privilege of engaging in research and pursuing educational opportunities at various prestigious institutions, including Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NORDITA-KTH Royal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Romania-National Institute for Lasers, Plasma, and Radiation, and Aalto University. Since August 2023, he has been actively involved in the Green Research Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on research related to LOHC-based powertrains and ammonia combustion.