Sevi Kocagöz Castelli, Ph.D.

Sevi Kocagöz Castelli, Ph.D.

R&D Manager


Sevi Kocagöz Castelli, Ph.D. completed her BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, IL, USA. During her studies at IIT, she conducted undergraduate research on biomaterials and tissue engineering applications. She worked with Dr. Eric Brey and his grad students in evaluating the physical and mechanical properties of degradable porous hydrogels for vascularized tissue formation ( After graduating from IIT, she started her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA in 2011. During her time at Drexel University, she conducted research with Dr. Steve Kurtz at the Implant Research Core (IRC, ). During her PhD research at the IRC, Dr. Kocagöz conducted research on total joint replacement implant failure modes, materials and designs. She completed her dissertation “Investigation of Modular Taper Material and Design Factors That Affect Mechanically Assisted Crevice Corrosion at the Femoral Head Stem Junctions in Total Hip Arthroplasties” in 2021 ( .

Prior to completing her dissertation, she started working at 3D Systems, Inc. in 2016 as a materials and process engineer for photopolymer and thermoplastic 3D printing technologies. She continued working at 3D Systems as a materials and process engineer in the plastics R&D group until the end of 2022 and additionally became the Print Process Platform Manager for the Selective Laser Sintering printer platforms during her last year.

In December 2022 she obtained the online certification offered by MIT Professional Education’s Applied Data Science Program: Leveraging AI for Effective Decision-Making. She is currently pursuing Industrial Ecology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. With these latest pursuits, she hopes to use data science and machine learning techniques towards material development (material informatics) and implement systems level analysis of materials lifecycle.