Research Areas: Producing, modification and characterization of powder materials, spray drying, hydroxyapatite, biomaterials and bio-coatings, thermal spray coatings, electrophoretic deposition.
Dr. Fatih Erdem Baştan (born 1986, İstanbul) has been working as a Dr. research assistant at Sakarya University, Engineering Faculty, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department from 2012. He is a senior researcher at Thermal Spray Research and Development Laboratory (TESLAB). Dr. Baştan, materials scientist who has a solid background and publications on producing, modification and characterization of bio-ceramic powders and coatings such as hydroxyapatite and bioglass. Baştan received BS degree in Metalurgical and Materials Engineering in Kocaeli University (Turkey) in 2009 and received M.Sc degree in the same department in Sakarya University (Turkey) in 2012.
He went to Germany and studied as a visiting researcher at Institute for Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for 1 year (2016-2017). Dr. Baştan worked as a researcher in a project, supported by the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Development, entitled as: “The Increasing Capacity and Modernization of the Orthopaedic Implant Coating Production Facility for In Vivo Applications”He completed a Ph.D. entitled as "Producing and Characterization of Thermal Sprayable Strontium Ion Substituted Hydroxyapatite Powder via Spray Drying" in 2018 in Sakarya University. He is highly experienced in using of laboratory equiptments and analyzers. He has been collaborating with prestigious scientists-professors and engineers from the metallurgy and materials science sector.
Synthesis and granulation of ceramic powders: Chemical precipitation of synthetic nano-hydroxyapatite powders, main inorganic component of bone mineral, for bio-medical applications and granulating the powders to micro-spheres via spray drying for thermal spraying applications.
Characterization of materials: Phsical, chemical and mechanical characterization of bulk materials, powders and coatings: investigation of the crystal structure of the materials by X-Ray diffraction (XRD), visualization of the materials’ microstructure with scanning electron microscope (SEM), thermal analysis of materials by thermo-gravimetric analyzes and differential thermal analyzes (TG-DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), chemical structure analyzes by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), investigation of the mechanical properties of the materials with ultimate testing machine, hardness tester.
Coating production: Pure bio-ceramic and bio-polymer/bio-ceramic coating fabrication with plasma spraying, high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) and electrophoretic deposition (EPD) for bio-medical applications and investigation of the physical, chemical properties of the coatings.
The aforementioned research activities concluded in publication of 15 articles in good/excellent journals from SCI cited more than 130 times in Google Scholar (H-index of 8 on Scholar), 5 proceedings presented in international conferences in English, 2 projects funded by: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technologyand Ministry of Development.
 F.E. Bastan, G. Erdogan, F. Ustel, Role of strontium substitution in spray drying of hydroxyapatite: A comparative study on physical properties, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol. n/a (in press). https://doi.org/10.1111/ijac.13422.
 E. Avcu, F.E. Baştan, H.Z. Abdullah, M.A.U. Rehman, Y.Y. Avcu, A.R. Boccaccini, Electrophoretic deposition of chitosan-based composite coatings for biomedical applications: A review, Prog. Mater. Sci. 103 (2019) 69–108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.01.001.
 F.E. Baştan, M. Atiq Ur Rehman, Y.Y. Avcu, E. Avcu, F. Üstel, A.R. Boccaccini, Electrophoretic co-deposition of PEEK-hydroxyapatite composite coatings for biomedical applications, Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces. 169 (2018) 176–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.05.005.
 M.A. Ur Rehman, S. Ferraris, W.H. Goldmann, S. Perero, F.E. Bastan, Q. Nawaz, G.G. di Confiengo, M. Ferraris, A.R. Boccaccini, Antibacterial and Bioactive Coatings Based on Radio Frequency Co-Sputtering of Silver Nanocluster-Silica Coatings on PEEK/Bioactive Glass Layers Obtained by Electrophoretic Deposition, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 9 (2017) 32489–32497. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b08646.
 F.E. Bastan, G. Erdogan, T. Moskalewicz, F. Ustel, Spray drying of hydroxyapatite powders: The effect of spray drying parameters and heat treatment on the particle size and morphology, J. Alloys Compd. 724 (2017) 586–596. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.07.116.