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Alici, Gursel Senior Professor & Director

Head of School

  • Theme Leader for Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices - ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical (MMMB) Engineering 2004 -
  • Director - Advanced Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering Research (AMBER) Group 2004 -

Overview


Gursel Alici received the Ph.D. degree in robotics from the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., in 1994. He is currently a Senior Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia, where he is the Head of the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering since 2011. His research interests are soft robotics, system dynamics and control, robotic drug delivery systems, novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications, robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems, soft and smart actuators and sensors, prosthetic devices, and and medical robotics. He has generated more than 350 refereed publications, and delivered numerous invited seminars and keynote talks on his areas of research.

Prof. Alici is a Senior Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, as of January 1, 2020.  He was a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics during 2008–2012. He was a Technical Editor of the IEEE Access, the first IEEE open access journal with interdisciplinary scope, since this journal’s start in 2013 until January 2020. He was a Member of the Mechatronics National Panel formed by the Institution of Engineers, Australia, until 2017, for 10 years. He has served on the international program committees of numerous IEEE/ASME International Conferences on Robotics and Mechatronics. He was the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics held in Wollongong, Australia. He is the leader of Soft Robotics for Prosthetic Devices theme of the ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. He received the Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award in 2010, the Vice-Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Research Excellence Award in 2013, and Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Supervision in 2018 from the University of Wollongong. He has held a visiting professorship position at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) (2007, 2010), City University of Hong Kong (2014), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (2015), and University of British Columbia, Canada (2019).

Research Overview


  • Prof Alici has established synergistic and productive multi-disciplinary collaborations nationally and internationally. He has published extensively in soft robotics, system dynamics and control, robotic drug delivery systems, novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications, robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems, soft and smart actuators and sensors, assistive devices, and medical robotics.

    He has generated more than 350 refereed publications with ‘h-index of 44’ from 6604+ citations from Scopus (Scopus Author ID: 7003543070) by the end of 2019, and 5 patents. According to Scopus, his citations show a strong trend in the last 5 years from 2015 to 2019, being 547, 674, 759, 932 and 1132, respectively.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Soft robotics
    • Intelligent mechatronics
    • System dynamics and control
    • Robotic drug delivery systems
    • Novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications
    • Robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems
    • Soft and smart actuators and sensors
    • Assistive devices
    • Medical robotics

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of negative Poisson's ratio composite panel system for protection of structures from blast and impact loads
    Doctor of Philosophy Energy storage systems for vehicle technology Yao, Lirong
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Parallel Robot for Shoulder Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients. Niyetkaliyev, Aibek
    Doctor of Philosophy Establishment of Novel Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Robotic Prosthetic Hands Drury, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy A smart shoe system enabling older adults to walk safely and to be active Giraldo Pedroza, ALEXANDRA
    Doctor of Philosophy Neural Interfacing to Soft Robotic Hand Montoya Gurrola, Gerardo
    Doctor of Philosophy Capacitive Contact Sensors for Robotic Grippers Searle, Tom
    Doctor of Philosophy Brain-Machine Interface for Prosthetic Hand Control O'Brien, Siobhan
    Doctor of Philosophy Identifying and Translating Intention of Prosthetic Hand Users into Control Signals using Machine Learning Techniques Le, Hong Quan
    Master of Research - EIS Incorporating Electrotactile Stimulation in Transradial prostheses for Non - Invasive Sensory Feedback Khan, Faran

Keywords


  • mechatronics, mechatronic-engineering, robotics, soft-robotics, system-dynamics, robotic-drug-delivery-systems, biomechatronic-applications, intelligent-system-development, robotic-tooling, automation, micro-nano-robotics, concurrent-design, robot-manipulators, motion-planning, medical-robotics, assistive-devices, mechanical-materials-mechatronic-biomedical

Full Name


  • Gursel ALICI

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Material Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Prof Alici has established synergistic and productive multi-disciplinary collaborations nationally and internationally. He has published extensively in soft robotics, system dynamics and control, robotic drug delivery systems, novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications, robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems, soft and smart actuators and sensors, assistive devices, and medical robotics.

    He has generated more than 350 refereed publications with ‘h-index of 44’ from 6604+ citations from Scopus (Scopus Author ID: 7003543070) by the end of 2019, and 5 patents. According to Scopus, his citations show a strong trend in the last 5 years from 2015 to 2019, being 547, 674, 759, 932 and 1132, respectively.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Soft robotics
    • Intelligent mechatronics
    • System dynamics and control
    • Robotic drug delivery systems
    • Novel actuation concepts for biomechatronic applications
    • Robotic mechanisms and manipulation systems
    • Soft and smart actuators and sensors
    • Assistive devices
    • Medical robotics

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of negative Poisson's ratio composite panel system for protection of structures from blast and impact loads
    Doctor of Philosophy Energy storage systems for vehicle technology Yao, Lirong
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Parallel Robot for Shoulder Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients. Niyetkaliyev, Aibek
    Doctor of Philosophy Establishment of Novel Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Robotic Prosthetic Hands Drury, Ryan
    Doctor of Philosophy A smart shoe system enabling older adults to walk safely and to be active Giraldo Pedroza, ALEXANDRA
    Doctor of Philosophy Neural Interfacing to Soft Robotic Hand Montoya Gurrola, Gerardo
    Doctor of Philosophy Capacitive Contact Sensors for Robotic Grippers Searle, Tom
    Doctor of Philosophy Brain-Machine Interface for Prosthetic Hand Control O'Brien, Siobhan
    Doctor of Philosophy Identifying and Translating Intention of Prosthetic Hand Users into Control Signals using Machine Learning Techniques Le, Hong Quan
    Master of Research - EIS Incorporating Electrotactile Stimulation in Transradial prostheses for Non - Invasive Sensory Feedback Khan, Faran

Keywords


  • mechatronics, mechatronic-engineering, robotics, soft-robotics, system-dynamics, robotic-drug-delivery-systems, biomechatronic-applications, intelligent-system-development, robotic-tooling, automation, micro-nano-robotics, concurrent-design, robot-manipulators, motion-planning, medical-robotics, assistive-devices, mechanical-materials-mechatronic-biomedical

Full Name


  • Gursel ALICI

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Material Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

  • University of Wollongong

    School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia