Bekir Bediz

I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Program at Sabanci University. I earned my B.S and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2006 and 2009, respectively, before joining Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA. At CMU, I worked in the Multi-scale Manufacturing and Dynamics Laboratory to understand the dynamic behaviour of the mechanical micromachining process. After I graduated in 2014, I continued working in the same laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate until August 2015.

My research interests focus on developing novel high-fidelity dynamic modeling approaches to accurately and precisely capturing the vibrational behavior of complex engineering structures, experimental modal analysis techniques, advancing multi-scale manufacturing processes and related equipment/sensors, and fabrication of micro-scale bio-devices..

Research Interests

Structural Dynamics

* Dynamics of parallelipipeds, beams, plates
* Dynamics of pre-twisted structures with curved cross-section
* Dynamics of composite structures (including functionally graded materials, fiber induced materials, and layered composites)
* Dynamic coupling of substructures
* Structural modification
* Modal testing of rotating structures
* Developing novel modal testing equipment


* Dynamics of ultra-high-speed (UHS) miniature spindles
* Three-dimensional dynamic modeling of microtools with actual tool geometries
* Mechanistic force model for micromachining
* Machine tool dynamics: predicting the tool tip motions and process stability
* Identification of dynamometer dynamics for high frequency force measurements


* Prediction of mechanical properties of human tibia through modal testing
* Transdermal drug delivery using dissolvable microneedle arrays


Opening: Looking for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work in projects related with dynamis, vibrations, and micromanufacturing. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Bediz via e-mail.