About Dr. Ismail Cicek

 

Education

Dr. Ismail Çiçek was graduated from the Marine Engineering Dept of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1990. He received his Master of Science diploma in 1995 and Ph.D. in 1999 from the Mechanical Engineering Dept at Texas Tech University. His Ph.D. topic was the “Investigation of a 2 d.o.f Flexible Structure under Random Excitation.”

Dr Cicek has a vast experience in both academia and industry. He served at ITU Marine Engineering Dept between 1999 and 2003 as Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department. He was involved in the development of many national and international programs, including the establishment of the Simulator Center and the International Dual-Diploma Program between the State University of New York and ITU Maritime Faculty.

Aug 1999 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, USA
Jun 1995 MS in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, USA
July 1990 BS in Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Marine Engineering Dept., Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey

US DOD Experience (1997 - 2013)

Dr. Cicek has fifteen years of leadership experience in the United Stated Air Force projects and programs as both contractor and civil service employee. Dr. Cicek led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J. Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle development where he utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development. He received many critical awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality. These include Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010 as well as an appreciation letter from the USAF Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge. Dr. Cicek lectured Integrated Product Verification & Validation course at Raytheon in 2009, as part of the Ph.D. program between Texas Tech University and Raytheon.

USAF Aeromedical Test Lab, Chief/Lead Engineer (2008 - 2013)

May 08 – Sep 12

Chief Systems Engineer, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (previously known as Aeronautical Systems Center), Aeromedical Test Lab (ATL), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA

  • Led Airworthiness activities (Safe-to Fly Test and Evaluation) for US Air Force, first as Sr. Engineer and then as Lead/Chief Engineer.
  • Completed Airworthiness’ Testing of over 20 equipment as Principal Investigator; tests for each equipment/device includes Vibration, Acceleration, EMI/EMC, Temperature/Humidity, Altitude, Rapid Decompression, NVD/NVG Device Compatibility, Sand/Dust, and Rain per MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and other applicable standards.
  • Analyzed Crash Testing of various equipment and devices using FEA for flight approval certification.
  • Authored Joint Enroute-Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS)
  • Dr. Cicek was appointed as US Air Force Subject Matter Expert (USAF Lead SME), December 2011 by Col Faubian for Acceleration/Crash Test and Evaluations.

USAF C5 Aircraft Projects:

1997-2008

Lead/Sr. Engineer, BAE Systems (previously known as MTC Technologies, Inc. / OnBoard Systems Engineering Division / OnBoard Software Inc.), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

  • Lead Engineer for C5 aircraft Ground Processing Interface System
    • Software developed for processing the C5 aircraft data
  • Sr. Engineer, Developed Systems (modernization) for C5 Aircraft. (Anti-Skid System, ...)
  • Completed significant work creating processes for several Process Areas with guidance from Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Version 1.1.  Developed procedures, diagrams, standards, and forms for both CMMI Level 2 and Level 3 appraisals.
  • Developed systems for the UAV project: Net-landing system, catapult launch, Software-In-The-Loop and Hardware-In-The Loop-Tests
  • Sr. Engineer/Test Manager: Managed all test related issues in TIER II project for the delivery of SpyHawk UAVs for Marine Corps Warfighting Labrotary (MCWL);  Developed Acceptance Test Plan (ATP), Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), and test cases and test procedures for the System Integration Lab (SIL) GCS tests.

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems (UAS) Development/Team Experience

2008

AirSurveil, Inc. -

A short yet an important experience gained in marketing and contract management along with management of some technical activities:

A shortime company establishment for developing/marketing UAVs for commercial users (could not continue, foreseing the global economy in early months of 2008)

  • Led the marketing and contracting efforts with Fred McClintock (RDS Global, Inc., Greater San Diego company)
  • Supported/Directed the engineering effort for tailoring the military system for use by the commercial users in the world market.
  • Managed the Tests (watch the UAS Video recorded during the tests and used as marketing material in 2008 (@AirSurveil, Inc.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2MMzz2yxnE)

UAV Development Tests in 2008

Academic Studies

Dr. Cicek has many scientific and engineering publications and academic activities in the international conferences. He is an active member of various professional organizations. He has applied experience of using international civilian and military standards. He authored the Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS), which is the first standard published in the airworthiness or safe-to-fly testing of medical equipment and devices used in joint platforms.

Dr Cicek is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla, Istanbul. He also lectured at Turkish Naval Academy, Tuzla, Istanbul. He involved with doing research in simulation and modeling of engineering systems, autonomous systems, test and evaluation and propulsion systems.

Sep 12 – current, Assistant Prof, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Maritime Faculty, Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey

  • General Management (/Project Management) of R&D Projects
    • Establishment of Marine Equipment Test Center (ISTKA Project, Vice Coordinator)
    • ITU ASV-TECH Unmanned Sea-Surface Vehicle Design and Development (Project Manager, ITU Design Project)
    • Marine Engine Room Simulator (ERS) Development, Project Manager (2 project completed: SANTEZ & TUBITAK)
  • Manager of Test Center (accredited product testing lab per ISO 17025)
    • Established via grant to proposal through Istanbul Development Agency (budget for building, acquiring temp. chambers, corrosion cabin, tensile tester, drop tester, inside pressure tester, electrical safety measurement devices, and many others., accreditation, organizing, and supporting the personnel…)
    • Received second grant from Istanbul Development Agency (added new test capabilities including two vibration test/shaker system)
    • Managed personnel, test projects, budget, and test center organization
  • Lecture Courses:
    • Maritime Technologies and Innovation, Ship Control Systems, Vibrations (MS)
    • Automatic Control Systems, Numeric Control Systems, Modern Control Systems (BS)
    • Engine Room Simulator I&II, Fluid Mech, Ship Propulsion Systems (BS)

Dr Cicek: Projects (2013 - current)

Design and Simulation of a Container Type Ship Main Engine

  • Funding Agency: Science Industrial and Technology Ministry of Turkey, SAN-TEZ Project
  • Project Calendar: 2 June 2014 – 31 December 2016.
  • Managing Organization: ITU Maritime Faculty
  • Project Manager: Dr. Ismail Cicek
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Important Points:
    • A ship main diesel engine mathematical model was developed and simulated.
    • Subsystems for the main diesel engine (fuel, LO, cooling, scavenging, and exhaust) were modeled and simulated.
    • Ship propulsion system with a propeller was modeled for a contanership, meeting the power requirements of the ship was modeled and simulated.
    • Environmental conditions affecting the ship motions were encountered.
    • A hardware panel for main engine control system was developed and integrated as the HMI for the simulator.
    • Ship main parameters were displayed.
    • Scenarious created to start the ship in various initial conditions.

Detail information about the product: http://www.globaldynamicsystems.com/products-2/ship-engine-room-simulator/

 


Modular System Design and Simulation Development for a Contaiership (TUBITAK 1507) 

  • Project Calendar: 1 Nov 2015 – 30 Apr 2016
  • Funding Agency: TUBITAK TEYDEB 1507.
  • Managing Organization: GDS Mühendislik ARGE San Tic Ltd. Şti, Teknopark ISTANBUL
  • Project Manager: Dr. Ismail Cicek, ITU Maritime Faculty
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Important Points:
    • All required engine room systems of a container type of ship was modeled and simulated.
    • Total systems with GUIs: 14

Detail information about the product: http://www.globaldynamicsystems.com/products-2/ship-engine-room-simulator/


Modular System Design and Simulation Development for a Containership (TUBITAK 1507) 

  • Project Calendar: 1 Nov 2015 – 30 Apr 2016
  • Funding Agency: TUBITAK TEYDEB 1507.
  • Managing Organization: GDS Engineering R&D, Teknopark ISTANBUL
  • Project Manager: Dr. Ismail Cicek, ITU Maritime Faculty
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Important Points:
    • All required engine room systems of a container type of ship was modeled and simulated.
    • Total systems with GUIs: 14

Detail information about the product: http://www.globaldynamicsystems.com/products-2/ship-engine-room-simulator/


Development a Simulator for Ship Power, Control and Monitoring Systems for Use in Maritime Education & Training (TUBITAK 1507)

  • Project Calendar: 1 Jan 2018 – 30 Jun 2019
  • Funding Agency: TUBITAK TEYDEB 1507
  • Managing Organization: GDS Engineering R&D, Teknopark ISTANBUL
  • Project Manager: Dr. İsmail Çiçek, ITU Maritime Faculty
  • Project Status: In progress...

In this project, a simulator dedicated to train marine engineers on electrical power generation, control and consumption subjects. The simulator will be used in training. It will be a first example product in the world in its category. In this project, control and monitoring systems will also be simulated.

 


Software Platform Development for the Hardware Components used in Unmanned Vehicles

  • Project Calendar: Mar 2014 – Apr 2015
  • Funding Agency: Science Industrial and Technology Ministry of Turkey
  • Managing Organization: Miltek Teknolojik Sistemler LTD.
  • Project Manager: Ahmet Gültekin Avcı, Miltek Teknolojik Sistemler LTD.
  • Project's Academic Consultant: Dr. Ismail Cicek, ITU Maritime Faculty
  • Project Status: Completed.

Design and Analysis Software Development for Automated Production of Ship Propellers

  • Project Calendar: 01 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2014
  • Funding Agency: TUBITAK TEYDEB. 1507
  • Managing Organization: MILPER Propeller Technologies, A.S.
  • Project Manager: Mustafa Alvar
  • Project's Academic Consultant: Dr. İsmail Çiçek
  • Project Status: Completed

Ship Performance Measurement, Test, and Evaluation System Development

  • Proposed Project Calendar: 1 Mar 2014 - 30 Feb 2016
  • Funding Agency: Science Industrial and Technology Ministry of Turkey, SAN-TEZ Project
  • Managing Organization: Istanbul Technical University, Marine Engineering Dept.
  • Project Manager: Dr. İsmail Çiçek
  • Project's Academic Consultant:
  • Project Status: See Notes

Note 1: This project did not start due to the partnering company having tax debts. Project application files will be used in another project funding application.
Note 2: This project aims to measure required engine and ship parameters to measure, analyze and report the ship operational efficiency and performance of the components (engine, propeller, etc.)

 


Efficiency Monitoring System for a Diesel Engine (ITU Project)

  • Proposed Project Calendar: 2015 - ?
  • Funding Agency: Istanbul Technical University, Scientific Research Unit (BAP)
  • Managing Organization: Istanbul Technical University, Marine Engineering Dept.
  • Project Manager: Dr. İsmail Çiçek
  • Project Status: See Notes

Note 1: This project was for mesurement of important parameters of a diesel engine, such as torque, RPM, fuel consumption, exhaust temperatures, scavenge pressure/temperatures, in-cylinder maximum pressures, cover top vibrations, shaft vibrations, etc. A diagnostics and prognostics tool is being developed.
Note: Some sensors could not be acquired due to project funding issues.
Note 3: A Ph.D. student continue study for his PhD thesis

 


TEAM  ITU-ASVTECH: Modular Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) Development at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty

  • Project Calendar: 2013 - current
  • Funding Agency: no current funding
  • Managing Organization: Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty
  • Project Manager: Dr. İsmail Çiçek
  • TEAM:
    • Two Ph.D. Students are working as their Ph.D. subject (Autonomous Surface Vehicle)
    • Undergraduate Students are working on developments for Design Competitons
  • Project Status:In Progress

Click to see this link to display the ASVTECH page.

Dr Ismail Cicek: MS and Ph.D. Thesis Advising


MSc Thesis: Ship Propulsion System Parametric Design for Development of a Simulator

  • Student's Name: Naz Yilmaz (Gorener)
  • Master of Science Thesis
  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ismail Cicek
  • ITU Physical Sciences Institute, Maritime Transportation Master of Science Program

Click here to display read this MS thesis manuscript.


MSc Thesis: Modeling and Simulation of a Two Stroke Marine (Main) Diesel Engine

  • Student's Name: Caglar Dere
  • Master of Science Thesis
  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ismail Cicek
  • ITU Physical Sciences Institute, Maritime Transportation Master of Science Program

Click here to display read this MS thesis manuscript.


MSc Thesis:  A Root-Cause Investigation of the Effect of Obtaining Physical Test Results to Product Improvements

  • Student's Name: Mustafa Babaoglu
  • Mater of Science Thesis
  • Status: Completed, December 2017
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ismail Cicek
  • ITU Physical Sciences Institute, Maritime Transportation MSc Program

Ph.D. Thesis: Propulsion System Design for a Zero Emission Marine Vehicle Using Green Energy Sources

  • Student's Name: Sena Nomak
  • Ph.D. Dissertation; Status: In progress
  • Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ismail Cicek
  • ITU Physical Sciences Institute, Maritime Transportation Ph.D. Program

 

Dr Ismail Cicek: Publications List

See Dr. Ismail Cicek's publications list (as well as conference presentations and other academic work) at the following academic databases:

ACADEMIA.EDU: https://independent.academia.edu/IsmailCicek

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4850-1747

RESEARCHER ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-4090-2018

ITU Akademi1: http://akademi1.itu.edu.tr/cicekism/

ITU Maritime Faculty Website: http://www.maritime.itu.edu.tr/~icicek/

 

Also, please see my Up2Europe Page for European Project Ideas, Announced to the EU Community:

https://www.up2europe.eu/partners/dr-ismail-cicek_8522.html

 

 

 

Personal Life

Dr. Cicek is dual citizen (US and Turkey) and was born in Turkey in 1969. He is married with three kids.