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My name is Zekai Murat Kilic and I am a Lecturer in the Manufacturing Group of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at The University of Manchester (UoM). I earned my PhD degree and Postdoctoral research experience from Professor Altintasí Manufacturing Automation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), and further had 2.5 years of industry experience at Pratt & Whitney Canada (QC, Canada) and at ITRI Intelligent Machine Tools Division (Taichung, Taiwan). My Masterís degree is from Professor Ozguvenís Vibrations group at Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), where I also earned my BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering.

With my son at UBC MAL. ~2019

RESEARCH

 

i) Digital twinning of multi-axis CNC machine tools: As summarised in the above picture for an example of Digitised Machine Tool, I am interested in modelling the dynamic, kinematic and control aspects of production machines coupled with the process models. Each model will be part of a realistic Virtual Manufacturing System that involves multiple manufacturing technology.

ii) Model-based process monitoring and optimisation (Industry 4.0 principles)

iii) Intelligent tools for high performance manufacturing

 

Fields of interest:

Metal cutting; Additive Manufacturing; Industry 4.0

 

PhD opportunities:

Please write to me to discuss on research topics towards advancing the manufacturing engineering.

 

Here is the link to potential scholarships/awards for prospective School of Engineering applicants.

 

Recently, the prospective PhD students can apply for these scholarships:

Deanís Doctoral Scholarship  

For UK or international researchers of the highest calibre 

Closes Friday 31 March, interviews in May 

 

Postgraduate Research Teaching Associate Scholarship 

For UK researchers with an interest in progressing into teaching 

Closes Friday 31 March, interviews in May 

 

Presidentís Doctoral Scholarship 

For UK or international researchers of the highest calibre  

Closes Friday 31 March, interviews in May 

 

School of Natural Sciences Diversity PhD Scholarship 

For UK, home fees, black-heritage students in natural sciences 

Closes Friday 31 March

 

In addition, two additional scholarships are available for the School of Engineering for 23/24: 

 

School of Engineering Diversity PhD Scholarship  

For UK, home fees, black-heritage students in engineering 

Applications now open for 23/24 

 

School of Engineering Graduate PhD Scholarship 

For UK, home fees, final year undergraduate and masterís students 

Applications now open for 23/24 

 

CSC/UoM scholarship

For students from China

Applications usually announced around September

 

TEACHING

Lecturing:

i) CNC machining (UGT/PGT)

ii) Electrical Machining (UGT)

 

Course co-ordination:

iii) Workshop practice unit (Undergraduate)

 

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Last update: 15 March 2023