Personnel Profile

Selahattin Ozcelik, Ph.D, Professor and Associate Dean

Selahattin Ozcelik, Ph.D


Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996

M.S., Texas A&I University, 1992

B.S., Istanbul Technical University, 1988

Research Interests

- Robust Adaptive Control

- Mobile robots navigation and control

- Artificial Immune Systems

- Biologically Inspired Systems


  • M. Blackburn and S. Ozcelik, Electroactive Polymer Structure, 2007, US Patent 7193350.

Selected Publications

  • Book
  • D. Subbaram Naidu, Selahattin Ozcelik, and Kevin L. Moore, Modeling, Sensing, and Control of Gas-Metal Arc Welding, Elsevier, Oxford, 2003.
  •  Book Chapters
  • Selahattin Ozcelik, Output Feedback Adaptive Control for a Two-Link Flexible Robot Subject to Parameter Changes, in Adaptive Control, I-Tech Publishers, 2008.
  • Howard Kaufman, Izhak Bar-Kana, and Kenneth Sobel, Direct Adaptive Control Algorithms: Theory and Applications, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag, NY, 1998.
  • Refereed Articles
  • M. Yilmaz, S. Ozcelik, N. Yilmazer, R. Nekovei, Design-Oriented Enhanced Robotics Curriculum, IEEE Trans. on Education, 2012.
  • S. Ozcelik, S. Sukumaran, Implementation of An Artificial Immune System on a MObile Robot, Complex Adaptive Systems, Vol.1, Elsevier, 2011.
  • S. Ozcelik, H. Prakhash, R. Challoo, Two-Axis Solar Tracker Analysis and Control for Maximum PowerGeneration, Vol.1, Elsevier, 2011.
  • R. Challoo, P. Rao, S. Ozcelik, Navigation Control and Path Mapping of a Mobile Robot using Artificial Immune Systems, Int. J. of Robotics and Automation, V(1), No(1), pp. 1-25, 2010.
  • S. Ozcelik, N. Mathur, Collision Free Navigation and Part Collection of a Mobile Robot in an Unknown Environment Using Artificial Immune Systems, Int. J. of Applied Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Systems, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 7-24, 2009.

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
EC 303
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2003
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