Dr. Volkan Kilicli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree in the same department in 2001, 2004, and 2010 respectively. He worked at the Department of Materials Science&Engineering University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for one year as a postdoctoral fellow. His areas of interest are materials characterization, mechanical testing of materials, semi-solid processing of aluminum alloys, self-healing metallic materials/metal matrix composites, and heat treatments of cast irons and steels. Currently, he has been working on isothermal heat treatment processing of cast irons and steels and its relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties.