Onur Bilgen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone:848-445-5869
Email:o.bilgen@rutgers.edu
Office:ENG B-221 A
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website: www.obilgen.com
Conceptual design, modeling/simulation, optimization, control, manufacturing and testing/validation of smart-material based multi-physics systems. Piezoelectric materials and shape-memory alloys are among the materials that are studied. Applications include aircraft systems such as multi-rotor drones, fixed-wing, flapping-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, energy-conversion and harvesting systems, soft/compliant robotics, manipulators and biomechanical systems, and mobile biomedical devices.

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2005

Selected Publications

(See Webpage and Google Scholar for a full list of publications)

  • Bilgen, O., and Alberts, T. E., 2016, “A Direct-Drive Piezocomposite Solid-State Rotor with Contactless Power and Data Transmission,” ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2016), September 28-30, 2014, Stowe, Vermont, USA, SMASIS2016-9021.
  • Wright, C. and Bilgen, O., 2016, “Analysis and design of a shape memory alloy actuated arm to replicate human biomechanics,” ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2016), September 28-30, 2014, Stowe, Vermont, USA, SMASIS2016-9018.
  • Hauris, F. and Bilgen, O., 2016, “Induced Strain Actuation for a Solid-State Wing,” ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2016), September 28-30, 2014, Stowe, Vermont, USA, SMASIS2016-9020.
  • Simsek, M. R., and Bilgen, O., 2016, “Hybrid Position Feedback Controller for Inducing Cross-Well Motion of Bistable Structures,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 4011 – 4021. doi: 10.2514/1.J055181
  • Bilgen, O., Kenerson, J. G., Akpinar-Elci, M., Hattery, R. Hanson, L. M., 2015, “The Search for High-Impact Diagnostic and Management Tools for Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Self-Powered Low-Cost Blood Pressure Measurement Device Powered by a Solid-State Vibration Energy Harvester,” Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 644-650. doi: 10.1111/jch.12554
  • Bilgen, O., Friswell, M. I., Ali, S. F., Litak, G., 2015, “Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting from a Vertical Cantilever Piezocomposite Beam with Tip Mass,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 1450038, 32 pp. doi: 10.1142/S0219455414500382
  • Bilgen, O., Kochersberger, K. B., Inman, D. J. and Ohanian, O. J., 2010, “Lightweight High Voltage Electronic Circuits for Piezoelectric Composite Actuators,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 21, No. 14, pp. 1417-1426. doi: 10.1177/1045389X10381657
  • Bilgen, O., Erturk, A. and Inman, D.J., 2010, “Analytical and Experimental Characterization of Macro-Fiber Composite Actuated Thin Clamped-Free Unimorph Benders,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 132, 051005-1.
  • Bilgen, O., Kochersberger, K. B., Inman, D. J. and Ohanian, O. J., 2010, “Novel, Bi-Directional, Variable-Camber Airfoil via Macro-Fiber Composite Actuators,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 303-314. doi: 10.2514/1.45452
  • Bilgen, O., Kochersberger, K. B. and Inman, D. J., 2009, “Macro-Fiber Composite Actuators for a Swept Wing Unmanned Aircraft,”  Aeronautical Journal, Special issue on Flight Structures Fundamental Research in the USA, publication of Royal Aeronautical Society, Vol. 113, No 1144, pp. 385-395.