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Haluk Akay

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Research Interests

I am motivated by the future health of our planet, and I wish to use Artificial Intelligence to transform Climate Action in the same way it has revolutionized numerous other fields. My research seeks to develop neural models which can use multimodal data artifacts from the entire product lifecycle to help guide designers to make decisions which will result in products with low-carbon outcomes downstream during manufacturing, use, and recirculation. 

Prior Experience

I completed my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2022 in Mechanical Engineering, developing methods to represent textual engineering design knowledge by extracting and structuring information about functionality using AI-based Natural Language Processing. I also did my MSc at MIT designing and fabricating piezoelectric vibrational energy harvesting Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). I have industry experience in consumer electronics product design at Apple. I hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where I was the body system leader for the Formula Student team. 


I am jointly affiliated with the KTH Climate Action Centre and the Division of Energy Systems in the Department of Energy Technology at KTH. I am also a Digital Futures Postdoctoral Fellow.