Murat Inalpolat


Murat Inalpolat, Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor
Perry 106


Structural health monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, damage detection, structural dynamics, acoustics, signal processing, mechanical design and nonlinear dynamics

Research Interest

Diagnostics and prognostics of rotating machinery, damage detection and identification, Bayesian methods, manufacturing uncertainties and their effects on efficiency, reliability and sustainability

Educational Background

The Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering - Ph.D. (2009)


Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Prior to his appointment with University of Massachusetts, he was a mechanical engineer for General Electric’s R&D Center from 2010 to 2014, leading and supporting different research and development projects for wind energy, aviation, transportation and steam turbine businesses with focus on energy, efficiency, dynamics, diagnostics and power density improvement of machinery. He held positions at The Ohio State University, first as a research associate and then as a postdoctoral fellow working on geared system dynamics and noise. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He holds M.S degrees both from The Ohio State University and Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.  He has been a reviewer for well received journals such as Journal of Sound and Vibration, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing and ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. He was previously awarded by CTI (Car Training Institute of Germany) with the prestigious “Young Drive Experts” award based on his quality of the research undertaken and currently holds three patents on the turbomachinery design, clearances and their optimization.