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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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  TEACHING & ADVISING

Professor Tuğrul Özel

  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Rutgers University Chapter S172, 2003-present.

Currently Advising:

  • 2 Ph.D. students

  • 2 Visiting Doctoral students

  • 7 Masters' students

  • 5 Aresty Research scholars

Advised:

  • 6 Ph.D. students

  • 14 Masters' students

  • 6 Undergraduate Research students

  • 10 Undergraduate Senior Design students

  • 12 Visiting Doctoral or Masters' students

  • 1 Post-Doctoral trainee

  • 4 Visiting professors

Yigit Arisoy, PhD, Professor Özel and Luis Criales, PhD at Rutgers Graduate School Convocation, May 2016.

Professor Durul Ulutan, Yigit Arisoy, PhD, and Professor Özel at MSEC/NAMRC 2015.

  Graduate Students (Present and Past)

  Ph.D. Graduate Students

  • Mr. Guoliang Liu, Visiting Ph.D. student, Shandong University, China, November 2017, November 2018, High speed machining induced surface integrity and fatigue life".

  • Mr. Jixiong Fei, Visiting Ph.D. student, Tianjin University, China, November 2017, November 2018, High speed milling of flexible workpeice and thin wall structures".

  • Ms. Ayca Altay (co-advised with Prof. M. Gursoy), Fall 2016-expected May 2020, B.Sc, M.S., Ph.D. Istanbul Technical University. Computational Intelligence in Additive Manufacturing and Production Systems.

  • Mr. Alaaeldin A. Olleak, Fall 2016- expected May 2020, Ph.D. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology. Precision Machining, Predictive Numerical Modeling, Design and Analysis of Micro Tools.

  • Dr. Luis E. Criales, May 2016, Ph.D. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Ph.D. Dissertation
    : Predictive Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Laser Processing Techniques: UV Nano-second Pulsed Laser Micro-Machining of Polymers and Selective Laser Melting of Powder Metals.
    Senior 3D Printing Engineer, Engineering Division, Baxter Healthcare.

  • Dr. Yigit M. Arisoy, January 2016, Ph.D. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Ph.D. Dissertation
    : Physics-Based Simulation Modeling and Optimization of Microstructural Changes Induced by Machining and Selective Laser Melting Processes in Titanium and Nickel Based Alloys
    Senior Data Researcher, Manhattan Associates.

  • Professor Mohammed Sima, May 2015, ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, co-advisor (together with Prof. D.W. Coit).
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Physics-Based Simulation and Reliability Modeling for Multi-objective Optimization of Advanced Tool Coatings in Titanium Alloys.
    Currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Lamar University, Texas.

  • Professor Thanongsak Thepsonthi, May 2014, Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Modeling, Simulation and Multi-Objective Optimization of Micro-Manufacturing Processes
    Currently Lecturer at Industrial Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand.

  • Professor Durul Ulutan, January 2013, Ph.D. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Ph.D. Dissertation:  Predictive Modeling and Multi-Objective Optimization of Machining-Induced Residual Stresses: Investigation of Machining Parameter Effects
    Currently Assistant Professor at Bucknell University.

  • Professor Yigit Karpat, May 2007, Ph.D., ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Ph.D. Dissertation:  Predictive Modeling and Optimization in Hard Turning: Investigations of Effects on Cutting Tool Micro Geometry
    Currently Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

  M.S. Graduate Students

  • Mr. Animek Shaurya (ISE M.S. student) “Process monitoring for temporal-spatial modeling of laser powder bed fusion based metal additive manufacturing”, 540:552 Manufacturing Project, Fall 2017.

  • Mr. Sarvesh Pimple (ISE M.S. student) “Analysis of surface roughness and burr formation during micro-milling in difficult to cut materials, Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Alloy”, 540:552 Manufacturing Project, Fall 2016.

  • Mr.Karandeep Singh (ISE M.S. student) “A framework for quality characterization and cost modeling for powder based metal additive manufacturing”, 540:552 Manufacturing Project, Fall 2016.

  • Mr.Subbiah Vignesh Subbiah Muthusamy (ISE M.S. student) “Experimental analysis of surface quality in micro-milling of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP)”, 540:552 Manufacturing Project, Fall 2016.

  • Mr. Rahul Pasam, May 2016, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Project: Advanced Manufacturing of Pattern Masters and Molds for Dissolvable Microneedle Arrays for Transdermal Delivery.

  • Mr. Jaikant Kandawamy, May 2014, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Master’s Project: Investigation of Fabrication Methods for Microfluidics Devices; Soft Lithography, Laser micromachining, and Micro-milling.

  • Mr. Karthikvernkatesh Sankaralingam, May 2014, MS ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Master’s Project: Investigation of Prototyping and Manufacturing Methods for Orthopedic Implant Components: 3-D Printing and CNC End Milling

  • Ms. Daisy Fung, December 2012, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Master's Project: Micro-needle Design and Fabrication using Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Mr. Haiqing Gao,  May 2011, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor.
    Master's Project:  Design Optimization and Prototyping of A Spinal Spacer Biomedical Implant.

  • Mr. Atul Dhanorker, May 2007,  M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Thesis:  An Experimental and Modeling Study on Meso and Micro Scale End Milling Processes for Micromanufacturing

  • Mr. Erol Zeren, December 2005, M.S., ISE Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Master's Project:  Development of Workpiece Material and Friction Models for Simulation of Machining of Aerospace Alloys

  • Ms. Wen-Hui Lee, May 2005, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Project: A State-Of-The-Art in Pulsed Laser Micromachining Processes and Hole Area Modulated Machining of Microlenses

  • Mr. Fazal Naikwadi, May 2005, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Project:  Design and Analysis of Micromanipulators for Microfabrication

  • Mr. Dhiraj Oberoi, May 2005, M.S. ISE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Project:  Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing in Turning Operations

  • Mr. Tsu-Kong Hsu, May 2003, M.S. ISE,  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, primary advisor
    Master's Project:  Development of Interactive Web-Based Tools for Hard Turning Analysis: Cutting Forces, Surface Roughness and Tool Wear

  • Mr. Mark Geiger, May 2001, M.S. IME, Cleveland State University, Ohio, primary advisor
    Master's Project:  Development of Rapid Tooling for Injection Molding using Metal Filled Stereolithography Cavity Inserts

  • Mr. Abhijit Nadgir, August 2000, M.S. IME, Cleveland State University, Ohio, primary advisor
    Master's Thesis: Neural Network Modeling of Flank Wear for Tool Condition Monitoring in Orthogonal Cutting of Hardened Steels

  • Mr. Ronald Koenig, May 2000, M.S. IME, Cleveland State University, Ohio, primary advisor
    Master's Project: Developmental Micro Mechanical Machining of Silicon Carbide Using Cubic Boron Nitrite Cutting Tools

 Post-Doctoral Trainee, and Visiting Students

  • Mr. Andrea Abeni, (September 2017- December 2017), Visiting Master's Student, Dept. of Industrial Engineering at University of Brescia in Italy, 3D modeling of micro end-milling process using finite element models.

  • Mr. Patrik Spitznagel (May 15-October 15, 2016) who is a researcher and a masters student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland working on advanced machining modeling and simulations.

  • Mr. David Oliveira (January 4, 2013- April 4, 2013) who is an IREBID researcher and a masters student from Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Portugal worked on laser based additive manufacturing of titanium products.

  • Mr. Tiago Marques (January 4, 2013- April 4, 2013) who is an IREBID researcher and a masters student from Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Portugal worked on laser based additive manufacturing of titanium products.

  • Mr. Cristian Cappellini, (November 2011-April 2012), IREBID Doctoral researcher, Dept. of Industrial Engineering at University of Brescia in Italy, worked working on machining processes with applications in medical manufacturing, specifically 3D modeling using finite element models. He is pursuing his PhD degree from University of Brescia in Italy.

  • Mr. Francisco Orozco, (October 2011-March 2012) visiting student, worked on laser micro-machining of polymeric and transparent materials for biomedical applications. He earned his M.S. degree from Monterrey-Tec (Tecnológico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey) in Mexico in 2012. He is currently MRes Student at University of Cambridge studying Laser & Ion-beam micromachining.

  • Ms. Elodie Pinto (October 2011- January 2012) who is a an IREBID researcher and a master's student from Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Portugal worked on geometrical modeling and hybrid processes for medical manufacturing.

  • Ms. Carla Moura (October 2011- January 2012) who is a an IREBID doctoral researcher and a doctoral student from Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in Portugal worked on biomaterials and hybrid processes for medical manufacturing.

  • Mr. Daniel Teixidor, (March 2011- September 2011), IREBID Doctoral researcher, Dept. of Industrial Engineering at University of Griona in Spain, worked on laser milling process and laser micro-machining of polymeric and transparent materials for biomedical applications. He earned his Ph.D. degree from University of Girona in Spain in 2013.

  • Mr. Nicola Milesi, (March 2011- August 2011), IREBID Doctoral researcher, Dept. of Industrial Engineering at University of Brescia in Italy, worked on micro-milling process with applications in medical manufacturing, specifically 3D modeling of micro end-milling process using finite element models. He earned his M.S. degree from University of Brescia in Italy in 2011.

  • Ms. Ameia Aguirre, (March 2011-June 2011), Visiting researcher from Ideko in Spain, worked on manufacturing processes for micro-technologies such as micro-milling and laser micro-machining processes.

  • Mr. Simone Farina,  (April 2010-November 2010), IREBID Doctoral researcher, Dept. of Industrial Engineering at University of Brescia in Italy,
    "Micro-milling of titanium alloy for rapid fabrication of biomedical implants"

 Visiting Professors and Scholars Hosted

  • Prof. Joaquim De Ciurana, (July - December 2011), Visiting Professor from the Department of Industrial and Construction Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. "Hybrid Direct Prototyping and Manufacturing of Medical Devices"

  • Prof. Elisabetta Ceretti, (July - August 2011), Visiting Professor from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy. "Biomedical Devices Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing"

  • Prof. Paulo Jorge da Silva Bártolo, (July - August 2011), Visiting Professor from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Protugal. "Biomedical Devices Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing"

  • Prof. Ciro A. Rodriguez, (July - August 2011), Visiting Professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. "Biomedical Devices Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing"

  • Dr. Lídia Serenó, (July - December 2011), Visiting Scholar from the Department of Industrial and Construction Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. "Biomedical Devices Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing"

  • Prof. Joaquim De Ciurana, (April 2008- September 2008), Visiting Professor from the Department of Industrial and Construction Engineering, University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. "Modeling and Optimization of Micro-Machining Processes"

  • Prof.  Xinyu Liu, (June 2006- February 2007) Post-Doctoral Trainee/Visiting Scholar from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. "Analytical and Finite Element Modeling of Micro-End Milling"
    Currently Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Lamar University, Texas.

Undergraduate student supervision

  • Amin Khan, Aresty Research Scholar (2017-2018) “Development of a Small-Scale Microneedle Array Fabrication Station for Polymers and Drug Mixed Hydrogels”, primary advising.

  • Collin Yucius, Aresty Research Scholar (2017-2018) “Development of a Small-Scale Microneedle Array Fabrication Station for Polymers and Drug Mixed Hydrogels”, primary advising.

  • Mikolaj Pankiewicz, Aresty Research Scholar (2017-2018) “Development of A Prototype Small Scale Extruder for In-Process Monitoring and Process Control”, primary advising.

  • Yang Lihang, Aresty Research Scholar (2017-2018) “Measurements and Analysis of Process Signatures in Laser Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing”, primary advising.

  • Zhitong Zhao, Aresty Research Scholar (2017-2018) “Development of A Prototype Small Scale Extruder for In-Process Monitoring and Process Control”, primary advising.

  • Mariam Catovic, Cory McKenzie, Matthew Oh, Chris Tipaldo (2017) 540:400 Design of Engineering Systems II “Development of A Prototype 3D Bioprinter for Fabrication of Soft Materials”, primary advising.

  • Katy Chen, Jacob Goldstein, Veronica Pirog (2017) 540:400 Design of Engineering Systems II “Hybrid 3D Printer, Milling, and Pick and Place Robot”, primary advising.

  • Gefei Sun, Meiyuan Xu, Junteng Zheng, Yijie Yuan (2017) 540:400 Design of Engineering Systems II “Versatile Mobile Surveillance Robot”, primary advising.

  • Alexander McKinnon (2013) 540:492 Special Problems- Fall 2013 “Design of automated extruder for fabrication of additive manufacturing filaments from recycled plastic powders”, primary advising .

  • Mohamed Amin, BSIE, Rutgers (2011), supported by the NSF REU Program on “Physics based-simulation modeling of machining titanium alloys”.

  • Joel Lora, BSIE, Rutgers (2010), supported by the NSF REU Program on “Physics based-simulation modeling of machining titanium alloys”.

  • Joshua Greenhaus, BSIE, Rutgers (2010), supported by the NSF REU Program on “Physics based-simulation modeling of machining titanium alloys”.

  • Adam Miller, BSME, Rutgers (2008), supported by UTRC project on “Investigations on the influence of machining-induced strain, stress and temperature fields on white-etch layer formation in IN-100 super alloy”

  • Mike Pandolfo, BSIE, Rutgers (2008),  supported by UTRC project on “Investigations on the influence of machining-induced strain, stress and temperature fields on white-etch layer formation in IN-100 super alloy”

 Selected Courses Taught

  • 540:303 Manufacturing Processes (Undergraduate)
    Spring 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

  • 540:304 Manufacturing Processes Lab. (Undergraduate)
    Spring 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Prof. Özel has continuously improved and revised the Manufacturing Processes course and its lab. The course allowed students to explore prototyping alternative green energy devices and prostheses for health care. New contemporary CNC exercises have been added to lab projects in machining green energy symbols for alternative energy awareness. T. Özel has introduced 3D-printing laboratory exercises first time ever at the ISE Department by installing new three 3D printing stations and teaching students about 3D product design and direct digital manufacturing technology. In Fall 2016, Manufacturing Processes Laboratory was reorganized by retrofitting four manual machine tools with digital readouts and two new CNC machine tools (a lathe and a four-axis milling machine) with modern conversational programming capability were added to laboratory. 

  • 540:382 Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems
    Fall 2016, 2015

  • 540:383 Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems Lab.
    Fall 2016, 2015

Prof. Özel has extensively revised this course. The course reorganized so that students learned how to derive mathematical transfer functions of physical systems. Design and analysis of discrete-time control systems with open-loop and closed-loop control approaches were covered together with analysis of individual system components such as sensors, actuators, analog-to-digital conversion algorithms, and digital-to-analog conversion methods. Finally numerical control systems are covered. The course allowed students to focus on dynamic system control using Matlab Simulink simulations for both continuous-time systems and discrete-time systems.

  • 540:573 Advanced Manufacturing Processes (Graduate)
    Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2010, 2005, Fall 2003, 2002

T. Özel has extensively revised the Advanced Manufacturing Processes course by adding new content on mechanics of micro-forming, micro-cutting, and mechanical micro-machining, laser material processing, micro-additive manufacturing, nano-manufacturing and by introducing a book  (Micro-Manufacturing: Design and Manufacturing of Micro-Products by M. Koc and T. Özel, Wiley, 2011). He  recently added content on medical device design and prototyping and introduced the book (Biomedical Devices: Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing T. Özel, P. Bártolo, E. Ceretti, J. De Ciurana Gay, C. A. Rodriguez, J. Da Silva, Wiley, 2016).

  • 540:486 Automated Manufacturing Systems (Technical Elective)
    Fall 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Prof. Özel  has revised and offered this technical elective course every fall semester since Fall 2004. This course is also a required course for the Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate track in the ISE program. The course material covers modern and emerging computer aided manufacturing technology such as modern CAD/CAM/CAE software, CNC and other automated manufacturing machines, actuators, sensors, robotics, PLCs, basic communication networks (LAN,WLAN) as well as introduction of emerging topics such as micromanufacturing, nanomanufacturing, and biomanufacturing. The students are also required to complete a project by using modern CAD/CAM software and CNC systems available in the Department laboratories.

  • 540:552 Manufacturing Project
    Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
  • 540:555 Simulation of Production Systems (Graduate)
    Spring 2016, Spring 2015, 2008, 2007

Prof. Özel has extensively revised the Simulation of Production Systems (16:540:555) course in Spring 2015. The course allowed students to focus on variety of simulation modeling software tools including discrete-event simulation such as AnyLogic, Matlab SimEvents, in addition to Arena as well as dynamic system simulations using Matlab Simulink.

  • 540:560 Production Analysis (Graduate)
    Spring 2009

  • 540:572 Manufacturing Process & Control (Graduate)
    Fall 2007, 2005, Spring 2004, 2003

  • 540:673 Laser-Based Micromanufacturing (Graduate)
     Spring 2011