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Murat Inalpolat

Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Professor Murat InalpolatAssistant Professor

Research Interests

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

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


  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2009), Ohio State University - Columbus Ohio
  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (2009), Ohio State University - Columbus Ohio
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A theoretical and experimental investigation of modulation sidebands of planetary gear
  • MS: Mechanical Engineering, (2004), Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Determination of vibroacoustical behavior of plates by intensity methods
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering, (2001), Dokuz Eylul University - Izmir, Turkey

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Scholarship - Yasar Trade Group
  • High Honor Certificate - Dokuz Eylul University
  • Performance Award, Leadership - General Electric
  • Green Belt Certification (2011) - General Electric
  • ?Young Drive Experts" award (2009) - Car Training Institute of Germany
  • Marquis Who's Who Publications. (2009) - Princeton Global Networks
  • Top four best technology theses (2004) - M.A.N Truck Company
  • High Honor student (2001) - Dokuz Eylul University


  • Fyler, D.C., Inalpolat, M., Lee, S.H., Lee, H.K. (2017) "A Design Framework to Improve the Dynamic Characteristics of Double Planet Planetary Gearsets.," Rotating Machinery, Hybrid Test Methods, Vibro-Acoustics & Laser Vibrometry, Volume 8!!! pp. 405
  • Fyler, D.C., Inalpolat, M. (2016) "A Dynamic Model for Double-Planet Planetary Gearsets.," ASME Journal of Vibration & Acoustics!!! 138:2 pp. 1
  • Canturk, R., Inalpolat, M. (2016) "Development of an Acoustic Sensing Based SHM Technique for Wind Turbine Blades.," Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 2 (9783319297507) pp. 95
  • Su, J., Inalpolat, M., Ge, T., Esmaeilzadeh, H., Sun, H. (2016) "Experimental study and analysis of dropwise condensation using quartz crystal microbalance," ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2016, collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 1: pp. Heat Transfer Division -
  • Poozesh, P., Aizawa, K., Niezrecki, C., Bagersad, M., Inalpolat, M., Heilmann, G. (2016) "Structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades using acoustic microphone array," Structural Health Monitoring pp. 1-15
  • Regan, T., Canturk, R., Slavkovsky, E., Niezrecki, C., Inalpolat, M. (2016) "Wind Turbine Blade Damage Detection Using Various Machine Learning Algorithms," ASME IDETC International Conference
  • Aizawa, K., Poozesh, P., Niezrecki, C., Inalpolat, M., Heilmann, G. (2015) "Wind Turbine Blade Health Monitoring Using Acoustics Array Measurements," SPIE Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems, 2015
  • Luo, H., Hatch, C., Hanna, J., Kalb, M., Weiss, A., Winterton, J., Inalpolat, M., Dannehy, C. (2014) "Amplitude Modulations in Planetary Gears," Wind Energy 17:4 pp. 505-517
  • Inalpolat, M., Handschuh, M., Kahraman, A. (2014) "Impact of indexing errors on spur gear dynamics," International Gearing Conference 2014

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Inalpolat, M., Niezrecki, C."A wireless acoustic sensing based method for structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades,"

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • 2015 Wind Energy Research Workshop (2015), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal), Willis, D.J. (Principal), Sherwood, J.A. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Co-Principal), Inalpolat, M. (Co-Principal)