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Professor Melih Eriten

Dr. Melih Eriten, picture courtesy of the University of Illinois

Dr. Melih Eriten

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, UIUC Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering 2008-2012

M.S. in Applied Mathematics, UIUC Department of Mathematics 2006-2008

B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering (Minor: Mathematics), Sabanci University 2001-2005 


Professor Melih Eriten received his bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering with a minor in mathematics from Sabanci University, Istanbul, in 2005; and his master’s degree in applied mathematics and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at UIUC’s Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations Laboratory and served as a visiting lecturer. In July 2012, Dr. Eriten joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering. His research interests are in contact mechanics and tribology, multiscale testing, characterization and modeling of materials, and nonlinear dynamics of materials and assembled structures. He is the author/co-author of 20 journal articles and 18 articles in conference proceedings, and has delivered a number of technical presentations and invited talks. In 2012, Dr. Eriten received ASME’s Marshall B. Peterson Award for significant contributions in pre-sliding behavior of frictional contacts. For more about Professor Eriten click here.