Dr. Mehmet Dorduncu is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Erciyes University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2018. He was a visiting student at Nasa Langley Research Center (2016), Hampton, VA, where he conducted research on the development of Refined Zigzag Theory for predicting failure in composite structures. He is the co-author of Peridynamic Differential Operator for Numerical Analysis (Springer, 2018). His research has focused on the development of new finite elements for the analysis of composite plates and shells, and the peridynamic differential operator and its applications.