MEHMET AYYILDIZ
Assistant Professor, PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department Head of Mechatronics Engineering


Profile

Hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Have broad experience in R&D engineering projects by working in reputable universities and companies. Main focus areas have been mechanical design, analysis and characterization; mechatronics, and robotics. Possess good understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the mechanical behavior of materials.

Expertise on; computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), durability, mechanical characterization and modeling, physics-based modeling and simulation, mechatronics system design and integration, haptics, software development, and project management.

Research Interests

Computational, analytical and experimental modeling

  • Mechanical characterization of materials
  • Constitutive modeling 
  • Computational contact mechanics
  • Viscoelasticity and Hyperelasticity
  • Finite element analysis

Mechatronics and robotics

  • Tactile imaging for detecting breast cancer
  • Mechanics based pathology of liver
  • Intelligent mobile robots
  • IoT enabled mechatronics

Haptics

  • Tactile sensors and displays
  • Haptic feedback on touchscreens
  • Contact mechanics and frictional dynamics of the human finger pad in surface haptics
  • Psychophysical evaluation of human haptic perception

Education

  • 2015, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University
  • 2011, M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Koç University
  • 2009, B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Selçuk University

Appointments

Permanent Positions

  • 09/16-Present, Istanbul Bilgi University, Assistant Professor, PhD
  • 01/16-08/16, EnginSoft Turkey, Technical Manager
  • 05/15-01/16, General Electric, Design Engineer
  • 09/09-03/15, Koc University, Research Assistant

Visiting Positions

  • 04/2018-05/2018, Forschungszentrum Julich, Visiting Researcher
  • 07/2011-08/2011, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Visiting Researcher