PhD student (Control of Laser Powder Fed Additive Manufacturing Process)

sera ertayMASc (University of British Columbia)
BSc (Istanbul Technical University)

University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical Engineering
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 885-1211 ext. 37577
Fax: (519) 885-5862


I was born in 1991 in Istanbul, Turkey. I completed my bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 2014, and my masters degree at University of British Columbia in 2017.

Research Interests

My research interests are additive manufacturing, analytical process modelling, process planning for hybrid systems, and monitoring systems for additive manufacturing.


  • Ertay D.S., Ma H., Vlasea M., 2018, "Correlative Beam Path and Pore Defect Space Analysis for Modulated Powder Bed Laser Fusion Process", Solid Freeform Fabrication 2018: Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium.
  • Ertay D.S., Erkorkmaz K., Vlasea M., 2018, "Geometric Modeling of Powder Fed Laser Fusion Process with 2D Toolpaths", 7th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process and Technology (VMPT 2018).
  • Ertay D.S., Yuen A., Altintas Y., 2018, "Synchronized Material Deposition Rate Control with Path ​Velocity on Fused Filament Fabrication Machines", Additive Manufacturing, 19:205-213.

Hobbies and activities

My hobbies are climbing, yoga and hiking.

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