Alper Erturk

Alper Erturk

Woodruff Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Erturk began at Georgia Tech in May 2011 as an Assistant Professor, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2016 and became a full Professor in 2019. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures at Virginia Tech (2009-2011). His postdoctoral research interests included theory and experiments of smart structures for applications ranging from aeroelastic energy harvesting to bio-inspired actuation. His Ph.D. dissertation (2009) was centered on experimentally validated electromechanical modeling of piezoelectric energy harvesters using analytical and approxIMaTe analytical techniques. Prior to his Ph.D. studies in Engineering Mechanics at Virginia Tech, Erturk completed his M.S. degree (2006) in Mechanical Engineering at METU with a thesis on analytical and semi-analytical modeling of spindle-tool dynamics in machining centers for predicting chatter stability and identifying interface dynamics between the assembly components.


Office Location:
Love 126

Smart Structures & Dynamical Systems Laboratory

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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    Structural Dynamics; Vibrations; Smart Materials & Structures; Energy Harvesting; Acoustic Metamaterials; Acoustics and Dynamics; Smart materials; Piezoelectronic Materials; Metamaterials; Energy Harvesting

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