Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3003 ERF

Lab Location: 4249 SEL

Laboratory: Mechatronics Lab

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984

B.S., Aerospace Engineering
Technical University of Istanbul, 1982


Control Systems

Automation and Robotics




Robust Control

Intelligent Control

Neural Networks

Expert Systems

Fuzzy Logic


Servo Motion Control Systems

Electro Hydraulic Control

Precision Motion Control

Nano Positioning Devices

Process Control

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Microprocessor Applications

As director of the Mechatronics Laboratory, Professor Cetin focuses on various aspects of motion control of mechanical systems including, DC servo motor control, ultra precision motion control using novel piezoelectric actuators designed in our lab, electro-hydraulic servo control with earth moving equipment applications, adaptive self learning real time control algorithms. All of the motion control research is conducted using PC-bus based open architecture computer environment.

Fellow of ASME, 2005

Faculty Research Award, College of Engineering, UIC, Academic Year 2000-01

NSF/ASA/NIST Senior Research Fellow, 1991, 1992

U.S. Patent 7,201,096 B2, April 10, 2007

U.S. Patent 6,917,867 B2, July 12, 2005

U.S. Patent 6,459,976, October 1, 2002

U.S. Patent 6,371,214 B1, April 16, 2002

U.S. Patent 6,330,502 B1, December 11, 2001

GE Fellowship in Graduate Studies, 1986

In Top 50 Score in the University Entrance Exam among more than half million high school students in 1978 in Turkey.