Dr. I. Tansel received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He joined Florida international University (FIU) in 1990 after working for Tufts University for 4 years. He established the Mechatronics Laboratory and has been directing it for over 30 years. Dr. Tansel works on automation of manufacturing, structural health monitoring (SHM), development of computational tools for various engineering applications and manufacturing smart structures with additive manufacturing. He has used artificial neural networks, wavelet transformations, genetic algorithms, and analytic models extensively in his research work. His group developed a sensorless SHM system and received a patent. He has taught many courses including Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and system identification. Dr. Tansel received the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 1992 from Society of Manufacturing Engineers and received two research and one teaching awards from the Florida International University. He worked for various federal research labs of Air Force, NAVY and NASA for 13 summers as fellow of NRC and ASEE. He chaired the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department of FIU between 2014 and 2017.
Metal cutting; 3D printing; use of system identification, machine intelligence and deep learning methods for automation of manufacturing; automated asphalt and concrete manufacturing