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Tuğrul Özel, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor 
School of Engineering
Industrial&Systems Eng. 
Rutgers University
96 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
+1 (848) 445-1099
ozel@rutgers.edu

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 RESEARCH SUMMARY

  • Professor Özel's research has been well funded (over $1 million as sole or lead-PI) by the National Science Foundation, Department of Commerce-National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA/New Jersey Space Grant Consortium, and industry. His collaborative projects were funded over $1 million from various sources as well and provided funding visiting scholars to conduct collaborative international research at Rutgers Manufacturing & Automation Research Laboratory under Professor Özel's supervision.

  • Professor Özel's current research projects include advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing using selective laser melting, precision/micro-machining, microneedle fabrication and biomanufacturing, predictive modeling of machining induced surface integrity, nanosecond pulsed laser materials processing of ceramic materials and computational modeling and multi-objective optimization of advanced manufacturing processes.

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing Processes
  • Biomanufacturing and 3D Printing
  • High Speed Machining of Aerospace Alloys and Composites
  • Laser Processing and Micromachining
  • Micro/Nano-Manufacturing Processes and Process Control
  • Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics, Automation, and Control Systems

SELECTED EXTERNAL FUNDING AWARDED