Dr. Sinem Çevik is currently an assistant professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. She has a particular interest in the areas of superalloys, welding, solidification cracks, corrosion/oxidation of metals and their alloys, electrochemistry, ceramics, coatings, and thin films. Her PhD studies are related to the evaluation of HAZ microfissures of superalloys. Her MSc thesis on anodic reactions of tungsten was submitted in 2003. She graduated from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, Turkey, with a graduation thesis on different welding techniques. She performed research on piezoelectricity of materials at the Penn State University, USA, in 2004. She also joined the MEMS group at the University of the West of Scotland with a project on AlN piezoelectric thin films in 2008. At present, she has published 10 papers, 35 proceedings, and 3 book chapters. She also worked on different international and national projects.