Prof. Dr. Erhan Budak

Dr. Budak has been working on various aspects of machining processes and machine tools for 3 decades. After receiving B.Sc. (1987) and M.Sc. (1989) from the Middle East Technical University, Dr. Budak completed his Ph.D. (1994) at the University of British Columbia in Manufacturing Automation Lab. He then worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada as manufacturing development engineer until 2000 focusing on turbine engine manufacturing.  He joined Sabanci University as a faculty member in 2000 and founded Manufacturing Research Lab (http://labs.sabanciuniv.edu/mrl/). In 2003, he was awarded the Taylor Medal by CIRP (www.cirp.net) for his work on high performance machining of turbine engine impellers and blisks. He is the founder of a spin-off company, Maxima Manufacturing R&D, which develops and implements machining solutions for various industries. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 articles and papers in conference proceedings receiving around 9000 citations with h-index of 45 (Google Scholar). He is a fellow of CIRP (currently Chair of Scientific Committee on Machines), associate/regional editor and editorial board member of several journals.  His areas of interest include machining processes and machine tools, intelligent manufacturing, process modelling and simulation, high precision/ performance manufacturing and machine dynamics. Recently, Dr. Budak received Mustafa Parlar “Science Award” (December 2018) based on his contributions to the machining research. 

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