PhD candidate (Modeling and control of gear grinding machines)

Mustafa Hakan TurhanBSc (Firat University)
MSc (University of Waterloo)

University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical Engineering
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
Tel : (519) 885-1211 ext. 37577
Fax: (519) 885-5862


I was born in 1989 in Siirt, Turkey. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Firat University. In 2013, I obtained my master's degree from the University of Waterloo, focusing on System Identification and Adaptive Control for Mechanical System with Friction.

Research interests

I am currently doing my doctoral study in the area of Modeling and Repetitive Control of Gear Grinding Machines. This project is being pursued in collaboration with Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG). My supervisors are Prof. Baris Fidan and Prof. Kaan Erkorkmaz.

Hobbies and activities

In my spare time, I like reading books, watching movies. I enjoy playing basketball. I also love to travel and see new places.


  • Turhan M. H., Tseng G. W., Erkorkmaz K., Fidan B., 2018. “Reduced Parameter GMS Friction Model”, Proc. VMPT 2018 7th International Conference on Virtual Machining Process Technology, May 7-9, Hamilton, ON.
  • Turhan M. H., Tseng G. W., Erkorkmaz K., Fidan B., 2016.  “Identification of Virtual Machine Tool Feed Drives from In-Process Gathered Data”, Proc. ASPE 2016 Spring Topical Meeting, Apr. 20-22, Boston, MA.

  • Gungor G., Turhan M. H., Jamshidifar H., Fidan B., 2015. “Online Estimation and Compensation of Friction in Industrial Cable Robot Manipulation”, IFAC-PapersOnLine. 


  • American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Scholarship (2017) ​
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Waterloo, 2014-ME 321, 2015-MTE 360
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