Ulsoy, Galip


Mechanical Engineering

2450 G.G. Brown Building

ulsoy @ umich.edu | (734) 936-0407

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Galip Ulsoy is the C. D. Mote, Jr. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and the William Clay Ford Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM) since 1980. He has served as the founding Director of the Program in Manufacturing, Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering as well as the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program. He served as founding Director of the Ground Robotics Reliability Center (GRRC) and founding Deputy Director of the Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (ERC/RMS).

Galip Ulsoy is interested in the dynamic modeling, analysis, and control of mechanical systems; particularly manufacturing and automotive systems. His award-winning research work utilizes a combination of experimental, analytical, and numerical methods. He has made basic research contributions to the mechanics of axially moving elastic systems (e.g., translating bands, rotating shafts), and to control system design (e.g., time delay systems, state derivative feedback, coupling between modeling and controller design). He has also made significant research contributions to manufacturing systems (e.g., sawing, turning, milling, drilling, robotics), automotive systems (e.g., accessory drive belts, active suspensions, lateral control), and other engineering application areas (e.g., disk drives, mineral processing operations).