Dr. Melike Dizbay-Onat

Dr. Melike Dizbay-Onat

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Adsorbent materials
  • Activated carbon
  • Precursors for activated carbon production (e.g., biomass waste)
  • Physical and chemical activation methods
  • Physical adsorption behaviors of adsorbent materials
  • Recycling and sustainable materials
  • Green composites
  • Engineering education
  • STEM outreach



Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University
M.S., Physics, Auburn University
B.S., Physics, Balikesir University, Turkey



Dizbay-Onat M., Wyss M., “Preparing 8th grade Students to Excel in Physical Science: Handson Physics (HOP)!”. Journal of STEM Outreach, Vol.1, 2018

Dizbay-Onat M., Vaidya U.K., and Lungu C.T., “Applicability of Industrial Sisal Fiber Waste Derived Activated Carbon for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)”. Fibers and Polymers, 19(4), p: 805-811, 2018

Dizbay-Onat M., Vaidya U.K., and Lungu C.T., “Effects of Carbonization Parameters on Industrial Fiber Waste Derived Activated Carbon”. Industrial Crops and Products Journal, Vol. 95, p:583–590, 2017

Dizbay-Onat M., Vaidya U.K., Balanay J.A. and Lungu C.T., “Preparation and Comparison of Physical Adsorption Properties of Natural Fiber Derived Activated Carbons”. Adsorption Science and Technology Journal, p:1-17, 2017

Hassen A.A., Dizbay-Onat M., Bansal D., Bayush T., Vaidya U.K., “Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Polypropylene Filled with Naturally Driven CaCO3 from Eggshell”. Polymers and Polymer Composites Journal, Vol. 23, No.9, p: 653-662, 2015



ME 326 Material Science

ME 336 Material Science Lab

EG 315 Mechanics of Materials

EG 220 Electrical Circuits