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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Head of Institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Erman Tekkaya

Biography

1986-1988     Üniversite Doçenti (equivalent to habilitation) Mechanical Metallurgy, TC Üniversiteler Arası Kurul,Ankara/Türkei

1980-1985     Doctorate at the Institute of Forming Technology at the University of Stuttgart, Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Lange

1979-1980     Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara/Turkey

1974-1979     Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara/Turkey

2016-2017     Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

since 2015     Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus/USA

2014-2016     Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

2013-2014     Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

2008-2013     Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Metal Forming, Ankara/Turkey

since 2007     Professor and Head of Institute of the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL)

2005-2009     Chairman and Full Professor at the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, ATILIM Universität, Ankara/Turkey

1993-2005     Full Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, METU, Ankara/Turkey

1996-1997     Visiting Professor (SEW Eurodrive-Chair) at the University of Stuttgart, Institute of Forming Technology

1986-1993     Assistant/Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, METU, Ankara/Turkey

1989-1990     Visiting Professor and Coordinator of PSU-Project at the University of Stuttgart, Institute of Forming Technology

1988               Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute of Mechanics

1983-1986     Head of Numerical Analysis and Education Group at the Institute of Forming Technology, University of Stuttgart

1980-1983     Research Assistant at the Institute of Forming Technology, University of Stuttgart (1980-1981 DAAD Scholar)

1978-1980     Student/Research/Teaching Assistant at the Mechanical Engineering Department, METU, Ankara/Turkey

Memberships of Research Boards

  • acatech – Member of the “German Academy of Science and Engineering” (“Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften”)
  • AGU – Chairman of the “German Metal Forming Association” (“Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Umformtechnik”)
  • CIRP – Fellow of “The International Academy for Production Engineering”
  • Council member of the “European Society of Experimental Mechanics”
  • Curatorship member of “KARL-KOLLE Stiftung”, Dortmund, Germany
  • DGM – Member of “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde”
  • FOSTA – Member of the Advisory Board of the “German Steel Federation” (“Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendungen e. V.”)
  • GCFG – Member of the “German Cold Forging Group”
  • I2FG – Member of the “International Impulse Forging Group”
  • ICFG – Member of the “International Cold Forging Group”
  • ICTP – Advisory Member of the Standing Advisory Board of the “International Conference on Technology of Plasticity”
  • JSTP – Member of the “Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity”
  • Member of “DGM-Regionalforum Rhein-Ruhr”
  • MPIE – Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the “Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung” (until September 2020)
  • Vice president of the German consortium of “Türkisch-Deutsche Universität” (Turkish-German University)
  • WGP – Member of the “German Academic Society for Production Engineering” (“Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik”)

Journals/Editorship

  • Editor-in-Chief, “Advances in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (AIME)” (Elsevier)
  • Deputy Editor, “Elsevier Series in Plasticity of Materials”
  • Chairman of the Editorial Committee, “CIRP Annals” (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Advisory Boards, „Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb“ – ZWF
  • Member of the Editorial Board, „Automotive Innovation“ (Springer)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, “CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology” (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, “Journal of Production Processes and Systems”
  • Member of the Editorial Board, “Materials”
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, “International Journal of Material Forming” (Springer)
  • Member of the Scientific Editorial Board, “Computer Methods in Materials Science”
  • Member of the Scientific Editorial Board, “International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing”
  • Member of the Scientific Editorial Board, „Results in Engineering“ (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Scientific Editorial Board, “Romanian Journal of Technical Sciences – Applied Mechanics”
  • Member of the expert panel, „Heat Treatment and Materials“ (HTM) (Carl-Hanser)

Further Memberships

  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee, “The International Conference on High Speed Forming 2021” (ICHSF21)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, “The 13th International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity” (ICTP 2021), Columbus, USA
  • Member of the CIRP Communication Committee
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, “International Deep Drawing Research Group 2020” (IDDRG), Busan, South Korea
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, “International Deep Drawing Research Group 2021” (IDDRG), Lorient, France
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, “The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes” (NUMISHEET 2021), Toronto, Canada
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, “The 31th CIRP Design Conference 2021”, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Member of the Standing Advisory Board, “The 13th International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity” (ICTP 2021), Columbus, USA

Expert Activities in Scientific Committees

  • AiF – Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigung “Otto von Guericke” e. V.
  • ANR – French National Research Agency
  • Bayerische Forschungsstiftung, Munich, Germany
  • CIRP – International Academy for Production Engineering
  • DFG – German Research Foundation, Member of Fachkolleqium 401 (Review Board on Production Engineering)
  • ESF College of Expert Reviewers
  • ICFG - International Cold Forging Group
  • KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  • The Ohio State University, USA
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Bath
  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Lisbon
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Expert Activities for Journals

  • Acta Materialia
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • ASME – Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Archive of Applied Mechanics
  • CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics
  • Engineering with Computers
  • Energy Reports
  • Forschung im Ingenieurwesen
  • HTM Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • International Journal of Damage Mechanics
  • International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
  • International Journal of Material Forming
  • International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
  • International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • International Journal of Mechanics and Materials
  • International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal Material Characterization – An International Journal on Materials Structure and Behavior
  • Journal of Applied Mathematical Methods
  • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Manufacturing Processes
  • Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Materials Processing Technology
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
  • Journal of Production Engineering
  • Manufacturing Letters
  • Materials
  • Materials & Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials Science and Engineering A
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  • Steel Research International
  • Strain: An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics
  • Surface and Coatings Technology
  • The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb

2015/Steel Innovation Prize 2015 (Category: Research & Development)

2014/JSTP International Prize for Research & Development in Precision Forging

2014/“ZukunftErfinden NRW”, University competition

2012/Honorary degree Doktor-Ingenieur Ehrenhalber (Dr.-Ing. E.h.) awarded by the Faculty of Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

2011/Most Innovative Paper Award, IEEE EDUCON

2010/Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

2004/METU Performance Award

2003/METU Performance Award

2002/Mustafa-Parlar Vakfı “METU Best Thesis Award 2001-2002"

2002/METU Performance Award

2002/Traian Vuia Award of the Romanian Academy for the book Formability of Metallic Materials (Springer)

2002/TTGV “The Most Successful Thesis Applied To Industry Awards”

2001/Mustafa-Parlar Vakfı “METU Best Thesis Award 2000-2001"

2000/Mustafa-Parlar Vakfı “METU Best Thesis Award 1999-2000"

2000/METU Performance Award

1999/Vakıfbank 1998-1999 METU Top Performance Award

1996/Scholarship: SEW-Eurodrive Stiftung Professorship Chair (1996-1997)

1987/TÜBITAK Scientific Promotion Award (Tesvik Ödülü)

1985/Gustav-Magenwirth-Preis for the best doctoral thesis