Ismail Cicek, Ph.D.
Serving with over 30 years of industrial and academic experience
Ismail Cicek is a Marine Engineer with a BS degree received in 1990. He studied PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University, Texas, USA. His graduate studies included random vibrations of mechanical systems, an investigation study completed both theoretically and experiementally.
Dr Cicek has industrial and academic experience over 30 years. He gained engineering and leadership experience by working in the United States Department of Defence projects and programs as systems development engineer for 15 years.
He led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J. He worked in the team of quality people of 55 for the development of Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development for military transport aircraft. He worked as the software engineer, systems, engineer, research engineer, and seniour engineer, test manager, and lead engineer.
Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development where he developed and completed laboratory testing with Hardware-in-the-Loop test setup at the Systems Integration Lab (SIL) at OnBoard Software, Inc, San Antonio, TX and managed field testing at the UAS Division of MTC Technologies at Rancho Cordova, CA. The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data for simulation of the UAV flight dynamics and navigation.
Dr Cicek worked as the lab chief engineer for five years at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab at WPAFB, OH.
He worked as a Principle Investigator and became a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab (WPAFB/OH) for certifying the products to the US Air Force Platform Requirements. He also developed Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS) in close work with US Army Test Lab engineers and managers. He received many important awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality. These included Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010. He received appreciation letters and awards from the US Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge. He developed test requirements, performed qualification tests of many equipment, and generated many environmental qualification test reports. During his service at the USAF Test Lab, Dr. Cicek worked on the development of an aeromedical test standard called JECETS, which was published by the US DOD in 2012.
Providing engineering, consultancy, and training services to many companies and organizations, Dr. Cicek has gained a great insight into the tailoring of standard test methods in accordance with military standards, guides, and handbooks as well as Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP) developed for the equipment under test. He also became experienced in developing Mission Profile of the equipment which drives the equipment’s test procedure development.
After relocated at Tuzla, Istanbul, Dr Cicek established a test lab called Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) in 2020 at Istanbul Technical University, Tuzla Campus, for testing of equipment per military and civilian standards, such as MIL-STD-810H or RTCA-DO-160.
Dr. Cicek completed various product and research projects, funded in the USA, EU, and Turkey. He is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla/Istanbul. He is the founding manager of the METC in Tuzla Campus of ITU. Meanwhile, he provided engineering services, consultancies, and training to many organizations for product development, engineering research studies such a algorith development, test requirements development, and test plans and executions.
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