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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, Taiho Koygo Tribology Research Foundation and industry (e.g. United Technologies Research Center, 3-M Research & Development Center). 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.

  • At Rutgers, Professor Özel has received several prestigious federal grant awards including 4 awards from National Science Foundation, 1 award from National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1 award from NASA Space Grant, and grants from Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation and industry (e.g. United Technologies, 3M Company) totaling nearly $900K since 2008. He also participated in a European Commission Research Directorate grant ($900K) for international research exchange for biomedical devices design, prototyping and manufacturing which allowed him to host visiting scholars and advising visiting students as a thesis committee member.

  • Professor Özel's current research projects include advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing using laser powder bed fusion and fused filament fabrication, precision/micro-machining, micro-needle array 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
  • Precision Machining
  • 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