Asst. Prof. Mehmet Yesiltas
Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Mehmet Yesiltas

Mehmet Yesiltas
Asst. Prof.
  • English
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Molecular 3D Tomography
  • Meteorites
  • Geochemistry
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • 0288 214 20 83 X 3313
Ondokuzmayis University

Graduation: 2007

Master's Degree
Florida State University

Graduation: 2011

University of Central Florida

Graduation: 2015

Stony Brook University

Graduation: 2016

Assistant Professor Doctor
Kirklareli University

Start Date: 2017

Research Assistant Doctor
Kirklareli University

Start Date: 2017

Faculty of Aeronautics and Space Sciences
  • Position: Chair, Department of Space Sciences
  • Start: 15/01/2018

Faculty of Aeronautics and Space Sciences
  • Position: Assistant Dean
  • Start: 15/01/2018

Articles in SCI, SSCI or SCI Expanded Journals

11) Carbonaceous matter in the Saricicek meteorite.
Mehmet Yesiltas, Timothy D. GLOTCH, Steven JARET, Sasha VERCHOVSKY, Richard C. GREENWOOD, 
 Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 2019

10) Investigation of Carbon in the ALHA77278 meteorite via 2D and 3D Raman Microspectroscopy.  
Mehmet Yesiltas. 2018,  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy,

9) MGS-TES spectra suggest a basaltic component in the regolith of Phobos. 
Timothy D. Glotch, Christopher S. Edwards, Mehmet Yesiltas, Katherine A. Shirley, Dylan 6 S. McDougall, Alexander M. Kling, Joshua L. Bandfield, and Christopher D. K. Herd
Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets. 2018

8) Three dimensional Raman tomographic microspectroscopy: A novel imaging technique.
Mehmet YESILTAS, Steven JARET, Jordan YOUNG, Shawn P. WRIGHT, Timothy D. GLOTCH
AGU-Earth and Space Science, 2018

7) Investigation of carbonates in the Sutter’s Mill meteorite grains with Hyperspectral Infrared Imaging Micro-spectroscopy.  
Mehmet Yesiltas. 
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2018, 194, pp. 92-101

6) Synchrotron-based three-dimensional Fourier Transform Infrared spectro-microtomography of Murchison meteorite grain
Mehmet Yesiltas, Julia Sedlmair , Robert Peale , Carol Hirschmugl. 
Applied Spectroscopy, 2016,  doi:10.1177/0003702816671072. 

5) Associations of organic matter with minerals in Tagish Lake meteorite via high spatial resolution synchrotron-based FTIR microspectroscopy.
Mehmet Yesiltas, Yoko Kebukawa. 
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 2015,   doi: 10.1111/maps.12609.

4) Organic and inorganic correlations for Northwest Africa 852 by synchrotron-based Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy.
Mehmet Yesiltas, Robert E. Peale, Miriam Unger, Carol J. Hirschmugl. 
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 2015,  50:1684–1696

3) Stencil lithography of gold-black IR absorption coatings
Deep Panjwani, Mehmet Yesiltas, Simranjit Singh, Enrique Del Barco, Robert E. Peale, Carol Hirschmugl, Julia Sedlmair. 
Infrared Physics & Technology,  2014,  66, 1-5.

2) Infrared imaging spectroscopy with micron resolution of Sutter’s Mill meteorite grains
Mehmet Yesiltas, Yoko Kebukawa, Robert E. Peale, Eric Mattson, Carol J. Hirschmugl, and Peter Jenniskens. 
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 2014,   doi: 10.1111/maps.12321.

1) Patterning of oxide-hardened gold black by photolithography and metal lift-off
D. Panjwani, M. Yesiltas, J. Nath, D.E. Maukonen, I. Rezadad, E. M. Smith, R.E. Peale, C. Hirschmugl, J. Sedlmair, R. Wehlitz, M. Unger, G. Boreman. 
Infrared Physics & Technology, 2013, 62, 94-99.


Articles in National Peer-reviewed Journals

1) Silicate, hydrocarbon, and OH content of Martian SNC meteorites via synchrotron-based FTIR microspectroscopy.
Mehmet Yesiltas. 2018. Journal of Polytechnic. accepted

International Conferences and Symposiums

1) Laboratory far-infrared spectroscopy of phyllosilicates. 
M.Yesiltas, T. Brusentsova, R. E. Peale, D. Maukonen, P. Figueiredo, G. E. Harlow, D. S. Ebel, A. Nissinboim, K. Sherman, C. M. Lisse. 219th AAS January 8-13 2012, Abst# 238.05

2) Infrared surface plasmon polariton on polyaniline-graphite composite. 
M. Shahzad, G. Medhi, D. Maukonen, M. Yesiltas, R. E. Peale, W. R. Buchwald, J. Cleary, Y. Liao, C. Alber, V. K. Johns, R. Hegishte, G. D. Boreman. SPIE – DSS, 23-27 April 2012

3) Planar integrated plasmon mid-infrared spectrometer. 
C. J. Fredricksen, J. W. Cleary, W. R. Buchwald, P. Figueiredo, F. K. Rezaie, G. Medhi, I. Rezadad, M. Shahzad, M. Yesiltas, J. Nath, J. Boroumand, R. E. Peale. SPIE – DSS, 23-27 April 2012

4) Infrared Spectroscopy of Extraterrestrial Materials. 
W. Reach, M. Yesiltas, G. Rossman. DPS in Reno, October 14-19, 2012

5) Infrared Spectroscopy of Extraterrestrial Materials. 
W. Reach, M. Yesiltas, G. Rossman. AGU Fall Meeting, December  2012, CA 

6) Planar integrated plasmonic mid-IR spectrometer.
F. K. Rezaie, C. Fredricksen, W. Buchwald, J. Cleary, E. Smith, I. Rezadad, J. Nath, P. Figueiredo, M. Shahzad, J. Boroumand, M. Yesiltas, G. Medhi, A. Davis, R. Peale. MRS Proceedings, ,Volume 1510, 2013mrsf12-1510-dd14-05

7) Patterning of oxide-hardened goldblack by standard photolithography. 
D. Panjwania, M. Yesiltas, D. Franklin, D. Maukonen, E. Smith, J. Nath, R. E. Peale, J. Sedlemair, R. Wehlitz, C. Hirschmugl, D. Chanda. Florida AVS, Orlando 2013 (first prize winner).

8) Microspectroscopy of Meteorites:  Search for Organic-Mineral Correlations. 
M. Yesiltas, M. Unger, J. Sedlmair, C. J. Hirschmugl, T. N. Brusentsova, J. Arnold, R. E. Peale. 44th LPSC in Texas, 18-22 March 2013

9) Assessing mineral-organic correlations. 
M. Yesiltas, M. Unger, J. Sedlmair, C. J. Hirschmugl, T. N. Brusentsova, J. Arnold, R. E. Peale.  From Stars to Life, Univ. of Florida in Gainesville-FL, 3-6 April 2013 

10) In Situ Investigation of Meteoritic Organic-Mineral Relationships by High Spatial Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy. 
M. Yesiltas, C. Hirschmugl, R. Peale. 76th Annual Meeting of Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, Canada, July19-August2 2013

11) Micro-Infrared and micro-Raman spectroscopy of Sutter’s Mill meteorite grains. 
M. Yesiltas, Y. Kebukawa, E. Mattson, C. Hirschmugl, R. Peale. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, March 17-21 2014 

12) Synchrotron-based three-dimensional FTIR spectro-microtomography of Murchison. 
M. Yesiltas, J. Sedlmair, N. Walter, C. Hirschmugl, R. Peale. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49:A448. 77th Annual Meeting of Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco, Sept 7 – 12, 2013. 

13) Three dimensional FTIR Spectro-microtomography of Carbonaceous Chondrites. 
M. Yesiltas, J. Sedlmair, C. Hirschmugl, and R. Peale. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2015.

14) Three dimensional FTIR tomography of Carbonaceous Chondrites. 
M. Yesiltas, J. Sedlmair, C. Hirschmugl, and R. Peale. 78th Meteoritical Society meeting, Berkley, CA, 2015.

15) Organic and mineral correlations in Tagish Lake via high spatial resolution synchrotron-based FTIR microspectroscopy. 
M. Yesiltas, Yoko Kebukawa. 78th Meteoritical Society meeting, Berkley, CA, 2015.

16) Infra-red spectral microscopy of standing-wave resonances in single metal-dielectric-metal thin-film cavity. 
J. Nath, D. Panjwani, F. Khalilzadeh-Rezaie, M. Yesiltas, E. M. Smith, J. C. Ginn, D. J. Shelton, C. Hirschmugl, J. W. Cleary, R. E. Peale. SPIE Nanoscience+ Engineering, 9544, in Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems, 2015, 95442M, doi:10.1117/12.2188198. 

17) Simulation of space weathering: Instrumentational development. 
M. Yesiltas, , J. Thieme , N. Simos , and T. D. Glotch. Space Weathering of Airless Bodies, Houston, TX, 2015.

18) Molecular constituents of the Moss (CO3.6) Chondrite via micro-Raman Spectroscopic Imaging.
M. Yesiltas. T.D. Glotch, D.S. Ebel. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,  2016.

19) Chemical Composition of Queen Alexandra Range 97008: An Organic-rich Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrite. 
M. Yesiltas. T.D. Glotch. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,  2016. 

20) Spectroscopic Characterization of CK and CV Chondrites for Understanding Their Parent Body Histories.
M. Yesiltas. J.M. Young, T.D. Glotch.  80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 2017

21) The First Turkish Antarctic Meteorite Search Expedition. 
M. Yesiltas, M Zolensky, TD Glotch.   82nd Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, 2019



1. Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E).

Researcher. SSERVI - NASA. $6,000,000

2. Europlanet 2020 RI - TA4.

Principal Investigator. 

3. 3rd Turkish Antarctic Expedition-ITU.

Principal Investigator. €35,000

4. Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration-2 (RISE-2).

Researcher. SSERVI - NASA. ( $7,500,000). 

5. TUBITAK 1002. Investigation of Lunar Meteorites

Principal Investigator. ₺45,000

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