Professor, PEng

Kaan Erkorkmaz HeadshotBSc (Istanbul Technical)
MASc (British Columbia)
PhD (British Columbia)

University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical Engineering
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 888-4567 ext. 35214
Fax: (519) 885-5862
E-mail: kaane@uwaterloo.ca
Web: www.pcl.uwaterloo.ca

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of modeling and identification, precision motion control, and optimal trajectory generation for multi-axis dynamic systems, with emphasis on machine tools and precision manufacturing operations.

Affiliations

  • Fellow, CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering)
  • Member, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Member, ASPE (American Society for Precision Engineering)
  • Member, SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) 

Professional Service

  • Editorial Committee Member, CIRP (2018-2021)
  • Associate Editor, Precision Engineering (2013-2017)

Awards

  • August-Wilhelm Scheer and Global Visiting Professorships, IWB/Technical University of Munich (2019-2020)
  • Sandford Fleming Foundation Teaching Excellence Award (2016)
  • Best Poster Paper, 2013 American Society for Precision Engineering Annual Meeting (2013)
  • InnoLecture Visiting Professorship, ISW/University of Stuttgart (2011)
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Early Researcher Award (2008)
  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2007)

Research Projects for Graduate Students

ME 481/482 Design Projects for Undergraduate Students

Teaching

  • GENE 121 - Digital Computation
  • ME 447 - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • MTE 360 - Automatic Control Systems
  • ME 548 - Numerical Control of Machine Tools
  • ME 780 - Special Topics in Mechatronics: Precision Control Systems

Journal Articles

  1. Azvar, M., A. Katz, J. Van Dorp, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Chip geometry and cutting force prediction in gear hobbing", CIRP Annals, In Press. 
  2. Shirvani, H. Kalbasi, Y. Hosseinkhani, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Suppression of harmonic positioning errors in ball-screw drives using Adaptive Feedforward Cancellation", Precision Engineering, vol. 68, pp. 235-255, 2021. 
  3. Turhan, M. Hakan, G. Wei Get Tseng, K. Erkorkmaz, and B. Fidan, "Dynamic model identification for CNC machine tool feed drives from in-process signals for virtual process planning", Mechatronics, vol. 72, pp. 102445, 2020. 
  4. Franco, O., X. Beudaert, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Effect of Rack and Pinion Feed Drive Control Parameters on Machine Tool Dynamics", Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, vol. 4, issue 2, pp. 33, 2020. 
  5. Beudaert, X., O. Franco, K. Erkorkmaz, and M. Zatarain, "Feed drive control tuning considering machine dynamics and chatter stability", CIRP Annals, vol. 69, issue 1, pp. 345-348, 2020. 
  6. Wang, C-P., K. Erkorkmaz, J. McPhee, and S. Engin, "In-process digital twin estimation for high-performance machine tools with coupled multibody dynamics", CIRP Annals, vol. 69, issue 1, pp. 321-324, 2020. 
  7. Wong, D., K. Erkorkmaz, and C. L. Ren, "RoboDrop: A Multi-Input Multi-Output Control System for On-Demand Manipulation of Microfluidic Droplets Based on Computer Vision Feedback", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 25, issue 2, pp. 1129-1137, 2020. 
  8. Möhring, H-C., P. Wiederkehr, K. Erkorkmaz, and Y. Kakinuma, "Self-optimizing machining systems", CIRP Annals, vol. 69, issue 2, pp. 740-763, 2020. 
  9. Ertay, D. Sera, M. Vlasea, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Thermomechanical and geometry model for directed energy deposition with 2D/3D toolpaths", Additive Manufacturing, vol. 35, pp. 101294, 2020. 
  10. McCloskey, P., A. Katz, L. Berglind, K. Erkorkmaz, E. Ozturk, and F. Ismail, "Chip geometry and cutting forces in gear power skiving", CIRP Annals, vol. 68, issue 1, pp. 109-112, 2019. 
  11. Tseng, G. Wei Get, C. Qing Ge Chen, K. Erkorkmaz, and S. Engin, "Digital shadow identification from feed drive structures for virtual process planning", CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, vol. 24, pp. 55-65, 2019. 
  12. Beudaert, X., K. Erkorkmaz, and J. Munoa, "Portable damping system for chatter suppression on flexible workpieces", CIRP Annals, vol. 68, issue 1, pp. 423-426, 2019.
  13. Okyay, A., K. Erkorkmaz, and M. Behrad Khamesee, "Mechatronic design, actuator optimization, and control of a long stroke linear nano-positioner", Precision Engineering, vol. 52, pp. 308-322, 2018. 
  14. Okyay, A., K. Erkorkmaz, and M. Behrad Khamesee, "Modal Analysis, Metrology, and Error Budgeting of a Precision Motion Stage", Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 8, 2018. 
  15. Katz, A., K. Erkorkmaz, and F. Ismail, "Virtual Model of Gear Shaping—Part I: Kinematics, Cutter–Workpiece Engagement, and Cutting Forces", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 140, issue 7, pp. 071007, 2018. 
  16. Katz, A., K. Erkorkmaz, and F. Ismail, "Virtual Model of Gear Shaping—Part II: Elastic Deformations and Virtual Gear Metrology", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 140, issue 7, pp. 071008, 2018. 
  17. Erkorkmaz, K., C. Qing Ge Chen, M-Y. Zhao, X. Beudaert, and X-S. Gao, "Linear programming and windowing based feedrate optimization for spline toolpaths", CIRP Annals, vol. 66, issue 1, pp. 393-396, 2017. 
  18. Erkorkmaz, K., A. Katz, Y. Hosseinkhani, D. Plakhotnik, M. Stautner, and F. Ismail, "Chip geometry and cutting forces in gear shaping", CIRP Annals, vol. 65, issue 1, pp. 133-136, 2016. 
  19. Munoa, J., X. Beudaert, K. Erkorkmaz, A. Iglesias, A. Barrios, and M. Zatarain, "Active suppression of structural chatter vibrations using machine drives and accelerometers", CIRP Annals, vol. 64, issue 1, pp. 385-388, 2015. 
  20. Okyay, A., M. Behrad Khamesee, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Design and Optimization of a Voice Coil Actuator for Precision Motion Applications", IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, issue 6, pp. 1-10, 2015. 
  21. Erkorkmaz, K., "Efficient Fitting of the Feed Correction Polynomial for Real-Time Spline Interpolation", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 137, issue 4, pp. 044501, 2015. 
  22. Erkorkmaz, K., A. Alzaydi, A. Elfizy, and S. Engin, "Time-optimized hole sequence planning for 5-axis on-the-fly laser drilling", CIRP Annals, vol. 63, issue 1, pp. 377-380, 2014. 
  23. Gordon, D. J., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Accurate control of ball screw drives using pole-placement vibration damping and a novel trajectory prefilter", Precision Engineering, vol. 37, issue 2, pp. 308-322, 2013. 
  24. Erkorkmaz, K., and Y. Hosseinkhani, "Control of ball screw drives based on disturbance response optimization", CIRP Annals, vol. 62, issue 1, pp. 387-390, 2013. 
  25. Erkorkmaz, K., S. Ehsan Layegh, I. Lazoglu, and H. Erdim, "Feedrate optimization for freeform milling considering constraints from the feed drive system and process mechanics", CIRP Annals, vol. 62, issue 1, pp. 395-398, 2013. 
  26. Vasilopoulos, T., K. Erkorkmaz, F. Ismail, and R. M. Pilliar, "Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Machining Polymer Infiltrated Calcium Polyphosphate", International Journal of Automation Technology, vol. 7, issue 1, pp. 52-70, 2013. 
  27. Bristow, M., K. Erkorkmaz, J. Paul Huissoon, S. Jeon, W. S. Owen, S. L. Waslander, and G. D. Stubley, "A Control Systems Concept Inventory Test Design and Assessment", IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 55, issue 2, pp. 203-212, 2012. 
  28. Gordon, D. J., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Precision control of a T-type gantry using sensor/actuator averaging and active vibration damping", Precision Engineering, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 299-314, 2012. 
  29. Erkorkmaz, K., A. Alzaydi, A. Elfizy, and S. Engin, "Time-optimal trajectory generation for 5-axis on-the-fly laser drilling", CIRP Annals, vol. 60, issue 1, pp. 411-414, 2011. 
  30. Wong, W. Wai- Shing, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Constrained identification of virtual CNC drives using a genetic algorithm", The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 50, pp. 275–288, 2010. 
  31. Heng, M., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Design of a NURBS interpolator with minimal feed fluctuation and continuous feed modulation capability", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 50, issue 3, pp. 281-293, 2010. 
  32. Rouzrokh, A., C. Yi-HsuanWei, K. Erkorkmaz, and R. M. Pilliar, "Machining Porous Calcium Polyphosphate Implants for Tissue Engineering Applications", International Journal of Automation Technology, vol. 4, issue 3, pp. 291-302, 2010. 
  33. Erkorkmaz, K., J. Gorniak, and D. J. Gordon, "Precision machine tool X–Y stage utilizing a planar air bearing arrangement", CIRP Annals, vol. 59, issue 1, pp. 425-428, 2010. 
  34. Kamalzadeh, A., D. J. Gordon, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Robust compensation of elastic deformations in ball screw drives", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 50, issue 6, pp. 559-574, 2010. 
  35. Erkorkmaz, K., and M. Heng, "A heuristic feedrate optimization strategy for NURBS toolpaths", CIRP Annals, vol. 57, issue 1, pp. 407-410, 2008. 
  36. Kamalzadeh, A., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Accurate tracking controller design for high-speed drives", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 47, issue 9, pp. 1393-1400, 2007. 
  37. Erkorkmaz, K., and W. Wai- Shing Wong, "Rapid identification technique for virtual CNC drives", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 47, issue 9, pp. 1381-1392, 2007. 
  38. Kamalzadeh, A., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Compensation of Axial Vibrations in Ball Screw Drives", CIRP Annals, vol. 56, issue 1, pp. 373-378, 2007.
  39. Erkorkmaz, K., and A. Kamalzadeh, "High Bandwidth Control of Ball Screw Drives", CIRP Annals, vol. 55, issue 1, pp. 393-.98, 2006.
  40. Yeung, C-H., Y. Altintas, and K. Erkorkmaz, "Virtual CNC system. Part I. System architecture", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 46, issue 10, pp. 1107-1123, 2006. 
  41. Erkorkmaz, K., C-H. Yeung, and Y. Altintas, "Virtual CNC system. Part II. High speed contouring application", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 46, issue 10, pp. 1124-1138, 2006.
  42. Erkorkmaz, K., Y. Altintas, and C-H. Yeung, "Virtual Computer Numerical Control System", CIRP Annals, vol. 55, issue 1, pp. 399-402, 2006. 
  43. Erkorkmaz, K., and Y. Altintas, "Quintic Spline Interpolation With Minimal Feed Fluctuation", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 127, issue 2, pp. 339-349, 2005. 
  44. Altintas, Y., and K. Erkorkmaz, "Feedrate Optimization for Spline Interpolation In High Speed Machine Tools", CIRP Annals, vol. 52, issue 1, pp. 297-302, 2003. 
  45. Erkorkmaz, K., and Y. Altintas, "High speed CNC system design. Part I: jerk limited trajectory generation and quintic spline interpolation", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 41, issue 9, pp. 1323-1345, 2001. 
  46. Erkorkmaz, K., and Y. Altintas, "High speed CNC system design. Part II: modeling and identification of feed drives", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 41, issue 10, pp. 1487-1509, 2001. 
  47. Erkorkmaz, K., and Y. Altintas, "High speed CNC system design. Part III: high speed tracking and contouring control of feed drives", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 41, issue 11, pp. 1637-1658, 2001.
  48. Altintas, Y., K. Erkorkmaz, and W-H. Zhu, "Sliding Mode Controller Design for High Speed Feed Drives", CIRP Annals, vol. 49, issue 1, pp. 265-270, 2000.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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