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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.
Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D. Associate Professor


Structural health monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics, Structural dynamics, Vibrations, Acoustics, Signal processing, Nonlinear Dynamics

Research Interest

Diagnostics and prognostics of rotating machinery, Damage detection and Identification, Probabilistic Design and Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability and Sustainability, Electric Propulsion, Wind Energy

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering, (2009), Ohio State University - Columbus Ohio
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A theoretical and experimental investigation of modulation sidebands of planetary gear


Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Inalpolat is currently serving as the Associate Department Chair and has led several research projects related to wind energy, aerospace and automotive technologies at UML . He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Controls Journal and has been awarded the prestigious NASA Faculty Fellowship in 2022.Prior to his appointment with University of Massachusetts, he was with General Electric’s R&D Center in NY, leading and supporting 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 previously held positions at The Ohio State University, first as a research associate and then as a postdoctoral fellow. 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.