School of Engineering
Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Tuğrul Özel has been Associate Professor with tenure in the
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 2008
and the Director of
Manufacturing & Automation Research Laboratory at
Rutgers University since 2002. He received a Ph.D. degree in
Mechanical Engineering from
Ohio State University in 1998.
Özel's research interests include
manufacturing, precision machining, micro-manufacturing,
additive manufacturing, laser processing, predictive process
modeling, process simulations, and process optimization.
Özel teaches courses on advanced
manufacturing, automated manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing,
computer control of manufacturing systems, production systems and simulation
at Rutgers. His research program mainly focuses on computational modeling,
physics-based simulation, and optimization of advanced manufacturing processes
at multi-scale (e.g. high speed machining, micro-milling, laser
micro-machining, laser material processing, additive selective laser
melting/sintering, biomanufacturing processes).
has been well funded (over $1 million as single or sole PI) by National Science Foundation
DoC National Institute of Standards and Technology, Taiho
Research Foundation, NASA
Space Grant Consortium, and industrial companies such as United
Technologies and 3M Company.
Özel is the co-author of four edited
books “Intelligent Machining”, (ISTE-Wiley, 2009); “Micro-Manufacturing: Design
and Manufacturing of Micro-Products”, (Wiley, 2011); “Biomedical Device Design, Prototyping, and Manufacturing”, (Wiley, 2016),
and “Innovations in Manufacturing”, (Wiley, forthcoming in 2019).
Özel is the Founding Editor and
Editor-in-Chief of the
International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
since 2008, the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of
Manufacturing Science and Engineering since 2018 , and has served
as member on the Editorial Board of eight other international journals
Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (2013-),
Production Engineering: Research and Development (2013-), International Journal of
Manufacturing Research (2013-),
International Journal of Machining & Machinability of Materials (2006-),
International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering (2012-2017), and International Journal of
Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering (2009-2017).
has also served as Guest Editor to several renown international journals. He has
been a member of scientific or program committee over 40 international
is a senior member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, North American Manufacturing Research Institute, and
an elected associate member of CIRP, the International Academy for
Production Engineering .
Özel is the only elected member of CIRP,
the International Academy for Production Engineering from Rutgers,
The State University University of New Jersey.
Özel has published over 140 research articles in
leading research journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. His
articles received numerous recognitions from international journals for
receiving high citations and downloads.
also repeatedly listed in The Marquis Who's Who in the World,
Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering,
Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders.
Overall, his journal articles have received high number of citations in renowned
databases such as Researcher ID, SCOPUS ID, and
Google Scholar as summarized in the table
*The h-index is an index that measures both the
productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar. The index is based
on the set of the scholar's most cited papers and the number of citations that
they have received in other publications.