Dr Erdem Ozturk

MSc, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Senior Technical Fellow

Dr Erdem Ozturk
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Dr Erdem Ozturk
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
S60 5TZ

In 2003, Erdem completed an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

In 2005, he completed a MSc in Mechatronics Engineering at Sabanci University, Turkey, receiving his PhD from the same department in 2010. Erdem’s thesis focused on the modelling of mechanics and dynamics of multi-axis machining operations, namely, 5-axis ball-end milling, parallel turning and parallel milling processes.

He has been part of the AMRC for over 10 years and is currently Senior Technical Fellow leading the Digital Machining theme, along with providing teaching on machining practices. He served as a visiting faculty at the Global Production Engineering and Management MSc Programme at the Vietnamese German University in Ho Chi Minh.

Additionally, Erdem is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Productive Machines, a spin out company developing a unique digital twin based learning platform for improving machining process efficiency.


MSc, PhD

Research interests

Erdem’s research interests include: Digital Machining; Robotics; Robotic Assisted Milling; Predictive Models; Spindle Dynamics; Workpiece Dynamics; Vibration Control; Composite Milling; Micro milling; Power Skiving


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Erdem has been involved in a number of research projects, spanning various technology readiness levels, during his time at the AMRC. Most recent projects include: 

  • EPSRC, Prediction of Dimensional Errors in Robotic Milling, (PI), April 2021 - December 2021, £80,000.
  • H2020, Cognitively Enhanced Robot for Flexible Manufacturing of Metal and Composite Parts (COROMA), (PI), October 2016 - September 2019, €553,750 (Total budget for 16 partners €7.2 million). http://www.coroma-project.eu/
  • H2020, Twin-Model Based Virtual Manufacturing For Machine Tool Process Simulation and Control (Twin Contro), (PI), October 2015- September 2018, €530,000, (Total budget of 11 partners €5.6 million).  http://twincontrol.eu/
  • Innovate UK, Innovative Machining Strategies and Broaching Optimisation of Aero-Engine Disc Components, KTP project with Seco Tools UK, (PI), July 2017 - April 2020, £199,000.
  • Innovate UK, Modular Machine Tool and Process Simulator for Precision Machining, (Co-I), August 2015 - July 2017, £150,000 (Total budget for 7 partners £1.2 million).