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Dr. Zeki Ilhan

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Fax
(940) 397 4536
Email
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Engineering
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall
Room
219E

Bio

Dr. Ilhan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2016. He joined MSU Texas in Fall 2017 as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and was hired to a tenure-track position in Fall 2018. Prior to joining MSU, he taught one semester at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as a part-time Lecturer in mechanical engineering. Dr. Ilhan's research interests include control-oriented modeling, optimal, nonlinear and distributed parameter system controls with emphasis on control of plasma profiles in nuclear fusion, and nonlinear control-mechanisms design integration.

 

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Lehigh University Ph.D. 2016
Middle East Technical University B.S. 2010
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 08/20/2018
Midwestern State University Visiting Assistant Professor 08/21/2017 05/31/2018
United States Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering Lecturer 01/23/2017 05/20/2017

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. W. Guttenfelder, (Z. Ilhan) et al. (Collaboration Paper), NSTX-U theory, modeling and analysis results, Nuclear Fusion 62 (2022) 042023 (17 pp).
  2. Z.O. Ilhan, Mark D. Boyer, and E. Schuster, TRANSP-based closed-loop simulations of current profile optimal regulation in NSTX-Upgrade, Fusion Engineering and Design, vol. 146, part A, pp. 555-558, (2019).
  3. Z.O. Ilhan, J.E. Barton, E. Schuster, D.A. Gates, S.P. Gerhardt, and J.E, Menard, Physics-based control-oriented modeling of the current density profile evolution in NSTX-Upgrade, Fusion Engineering and Design, vol. 123, pp. 564-568, (2017).
  4. Z.O. Ilhan, Q. Wang, J. Barry, D. Huxley-Cohen, H. Wang, E. Schuster et al, Extremum-seeking-based fluctuation mitigation and azimuthal velocity profile regulation by ExB actuation in HELCAT, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 458-468, March 2014.
  5. Z.O. Ilhan, D. Huxley-Cohen, H. Wang, E. Schuster, M Gilmore, and A. Ware, Optimal control of the plasma azimuthal velocity profile by feedback ExB actuation in HELCAT, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 469-476, March 2014.

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Z.O. Ilhan. Benchmarking Various Nonlinear Control Design Techniques for a Two-Link Planar Robot Arm. Proceedings of the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 9: Engineering Education. October 30 - November 3, 2022. ASME. (accepted, in-progress)
  2. Z.O. Ilhan & Chew, M. Nonlinear Robust Control Design for a Gravity Compensation Mechanism Under Human Walking Pattern ScenariosProceedings of the ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ExpositionVolume 7A: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control. Virtual, Online. November 1-5, 2021. V07AT07A026. ASME.
  3. Z.O. Ilhan Design of Model-Based Linear and Nonlinear Controllers to Stabilize a Simple Experimental Setup for Controls EducationProceedings of the ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ExpositionVolume 9: Engineering Education. Virtual, Online. November 1-5, 2021. V009T09A004. ASME.
  4. Z.O. Ilhan & Chew, M. Nonlinear Control Design for a Gravity Compensation Mechanism for Human Lower Limb RehabilitationProceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ExpositionVolume 7A: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control. Virtual, Online. November 16-19, 2020. V07AT07A020. ASME.
  5. Z.O. Ilhan, Loveland, W, & Baker, J. Design of a Simple Experimental Setup for P-I-D Control TestingProceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ExpositionVolume 9: Engineering Education. Virtual, Online. November 16-19, 2020. V009T09A007. ASME.
  6. Z.O. Ilhan, Ok, JT, Eakins, B, Masters, C, Thompson, K, & Vital, T. Design and Implementation of a Pulley-Based Movable LED System for Optimal Plant GrowthProceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and ExpositionVolume 5: Biomedical and Biotechnology. Virtual, Online. November 16-19, 2020. V005T05A020. ASME.
  7. Z.O. Ilhan, W.P. Wehner, and E. Schuster, Model Predictive Control with Integral Action for the Rotational Transform Profile Tracking in NSTX-U, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications, (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2016, pp. 623-628.
  8. Z.O. Ilhan, W. Wehner, J. Barton, E. Schuster et al, First-Principles-Driven Model-Based Optimal Control of the Current Profile in NSTX-U, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications, (Sydney, Australia), 2015, pp. 1303-1308. 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Z.O. Ilhan, D. Huxley-Cohen, H. Wang, E. Schuster et al, Optimal Closed-Loop Control of the Azimuthal Velocity Profile by ExB Actuation in HELCAT, 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, (San Francisco, California, USA), June 10-14, 2013.
  2. Z.O. Ilhan J. Barry, H. Wang, E. Schuster, M. Gilmore, and A. Ware, Fluctuation Mitigation and Azimuthal Velocity Profile Regulation by Extremum Seeking in HELCAT, 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, (San Francisco, California, USA), June 10-14, 2013.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

  1. Z.O. Ilhan, N. Inge, G. Junkere, T. Green, and C. Simeon, "Design and Control of a Gravity Compensation Mechanism for Human Lower Limb Rehabilitation", 2021 Oklahoma State University (OSU) International Mechatronics Conference and Workshops, Virtual, Online. September 27 - October 1, 2021
  2. Stuart, R., Gillis, J., Hardee, T., Park, C., Palmore, C., Z.O. Ilhan, Schaffner, B., and Arbuckle, J. "Design of a Rotating Assembly Fixture for Power Take-Off Units", 2020 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2020-24089, Virtual, Online. November 16-19, 2020.
  3. Z.O. Ilhan, Loveland W., and Baker, J. "Design of a Simple Experimental Setup for Linear and Nonlinear Control Testing", 2020 Oklahoma State University (OSU) International Mechatronics Conference and Workshops, Virtual, Online. October 20-22, 2020
  4. Z.O. Ilhan, W.P. Wehner, E. Schuster and M.D. Boyer, "Model Predictive Control with Integral Action for Current Density Profile Tracking in NSTX-U", 58th Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (San Jose, California, USA), October 31-November 4, 2016.
  5. Z. Ilhan, J.E. Barton, E. Schuster et al, "Physics-based Control-oriented Modeling of the Current Density Profile Evolution in NSTX-Upgrade", 29th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), (Prague, Czech Republic), September 5-9 2016.
  6. Z. Ilhan, W.P. Wehner, E. Schuster, M.D. Boyer, D.A. Gates et al, "Performance Assessment of Model-Based Optimal Feedforward and Feedback Current Profile Control in NSTX-U Using the TRANSP Code", 57th Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (Savannah, Georgia, USA), November 16-20, 2015.
  7. Z.O. Ilhan, J. Barton, W. Wehner et al, "First-Principles-Driven Model-Based Optimal Control of the Current Profile in NSTX-U", 56th Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), October 27-31, 2014.
  8. Z.O. Ilhan, J. Barton, W. Shi et al, "Physics-Based Control-Oriented Modeling of the Current Profile Evolution in NSTX-Upgrade", 55th Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (Denver, Colorado, USA), November 11-15, 2013.
  9. Z.O. Ilhan, D. Huxley-Cohen, J. Barry et al, "Optimal Closed-Loop Control of the Azimuthal Velocity Profile in HELCAT by ExB Actuation", 54th Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (Providence, Rhode Island, USA), October 29-November 2, 2012.
  10. Z.O. Ilhan, E. Schuster, S. Xie, M. Gilmore, and A. Ware, "Optimal Azimuthal Velocity Profile Control by ExB Actuation in HELCAT", 53rd Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), November 14-18, 2011.