A. Serdar Sezen , Ph.D  
     
  Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering  
     
  114B Engineering and Computing Center  
  Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, St. Cloud State University  
  720 4th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301  
   
  Phone: (320)-308-5613  
   
  e-mail: ssezen@stcloudstate.edu  
     
   
  EDUCATION
  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
  M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  Middle East Technical University, Ankara - Turkey 2001
  B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Honors
  Middle East Technical University, Ankara - Turkey, 1999
     
  RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERTISE
   

Biomedical transducers and medical device design; Minimally invasive medical technology development; Carbon nanotube based sensor technology; Design, fabrication and control of MEMS sensors and actuators; Passive (Batteryless) wireless telemetry; Microrobotics and control; Kinematic synthesis and analysis of rigid and compliant mechanisms, Industrial automation and control

     
  COURSES TAUGHT
 
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MME-241 Statics
 
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MME-210 Engineering Materials
 
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MME-350 Process Measurement and Sensors
 
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MME-341 Machine Elements
 
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MME-345 Mechanisms
 
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MME-351 Machine Controls
     
  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, St. Cloud State University, August 2008 - Present
     
  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Advanced Controls and Microsensors Laboratory, University of Minnesota, January 2007 – August 2008
   
  Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, August 2007 – January 2008
   
  Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, January 2007 – May 2007
   
  Research Assistant, Advanced Controls and Microsensors Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Sept. 2003 – Dec. 2006
   
  Research Assistant, Advanced Microsystems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Nov. 2001 – Aug. 2003
   
  Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota, Sept. 2001 – May 2006
   
  Web Designer, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Minnesota, June 2003 – Aug. 2003
   
  Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 1999- Aug. 2001
   
  Network Administrator, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 1999- Aug. 2001
   
  Lecturer, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 2000
   
  Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 1999- June 1999
   
  Engineering Intern- New Holland (Turk Traktor Factory), Ankara, Turkey, June 1996 – Sept. 1996
     
  AWARDS AND HONORS
     
    New Researcher Award, St. Cloud State University, April 2010
     
    2009 Short Term Faculty Research Grant , St. Cloud State University, March 2009
     
    2006 Outstanding TA Award , Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, May 2006
     
     
  JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
     
  1. Kim H.S, Sivaramakrishnan S.,Sezen A.S, Rajamani R.,"A Novel Real-Time Capacitance Estimation Methodology for Battery-Less Wireless Sensor Systems",IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.10, No. 10, Oct 2010.
     
  2. Peng P., Sezen A.S., Rajamani R., Erdman A.G., "Novel MEMS Stiffness Sensor for Force and ElasticityMeasurements", Sensors and Actuators A. Physical, Mar 2010, Vol. 158 Issue 1, p10-17
     
  3. A. S. Sezen, R. Rajamani, D. Morrow, K.R. Kaufman, B.K Gilbert, "An Ultra-miniature MEMS Pressure Sensor with High Sensitivity for Measurement of Intramuscular Pressure in Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases", Journal of Medical Devices, vol. 3, no. 3, 031006, 2009
     
  4. Sezen A.S., Sivaramakrishnan S., Hur S., Rajamani R., Robbins W., Nelson B.J., “ Passive Wireless MEMS Microphones for Biomedical Applications”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 127, no. 6, pp.1030-1034, December 2005
     
  5. Piyabongkarn D., Sun Y., Rajamani R., Sezen A., Nelson B. J., “Travel Range Extension for a MEMS Electrostatic Actuator”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 138-145, January 2005
     
  6. Sun Y., Piyabongkarn D., Sezen A., Nelson B. J., and Rajamani R., “A high-aspect-ratio two-axis electrostatic microactuator with extended travel range”, Sensors and Actuators (A), Vol. 102, No. 1, pp. 49 - 60, 2002
     
     
  PATENTS
     
   

PCT Application on April 7th 2010– Biomedical sensor for tissue characterization .

    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tissue sensor may include a micro-fabricated structure that can be coupled to a medical instrument, such as a probe, an endoscopic tool, or another minimally invasive instrument. The tissue sensor can be configured to provide information indicate of tissue properties, such as tissue elasticity characteristics or the type of tissue.
     
  GRANTS AND FUNDED PROJECTS
     
  1. Project Title: Full automation of a semi-automated pipe-bender
    Funding Source: Polar Tank Trailers
    Projected budget: $ ~35,000-$40,000
    Title: PI
    Performance Period: 09.01.2010 - 05.01.2011
     
  2. Project Title: Development of Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers for Novel Biomedical Imaging Devices
    Funding Source: St. Cloud State University (New Researcher Award / College of Science and Engineering Grants)
    Projected budget: $ 10,000
    Title: PI
    Performance Period: 04.01.2010 - 12.25.2010
     
  3. Project Title: Development of Ultra-Small Sensors for Accurate Quantification of Muscle Forces in Neuromuscular Diseases
    Funding Source: Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics
    Funding Amount: $ 285,034
    Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Collaborators: Rajesh Rajamani, Ph.D, PI (University of Minnesota), Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D, Institutional PI, Barry Gilbert, Ph.D, Co-I (Mayo Clinic)
    Performance Period: 06.01.2006 - 05.31.2008
     
  INVITED SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
     
  1. Wireless Sensors for Aerospace Applications”, NASA/CANEUS Workshop, NASA-AMES Research Center, Mountain View, CA, March 2009
     
  2. Passive Wireless Telemetry for Biomedical Sensing”, Minimally Invasive Medical Technology Center, Biannual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, April 2008.
     
  3. Novel Tactile Sensors for Tissue Stiffness Measurement”, Minimally Invasive Medical Technology Center, Biannual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 2007.
     
  4. WirelessSensor Technologies Utilizing High-Speed Passive Wireless Telemetry, Energy Harvesting and MEMS Integration” NASA/CANEUS Fly By Wireless Workshop, Dallas, TX, March 2007.
     
  5. Design and Fabrication of an Absolute Angle Measurement Gyroscope”, Robotics Seminar, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, March 2003.