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Dr Ebubekir Avci B.Sc., MS, PhD

Lecturer in Mechatronics and Robotics

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Ebubekir Avci received his BSc degree in Mechatronics from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008, MSc and PhD degrees in Robotics from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Between 2013 and 2014, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. Then, between 2014 and 2015, he was a Research Associate with the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK. He is currently a Lecturer in Mechatronics  at Massey University. His current research interests include micro/nano robotics, small-scale manufacturing, parallel mechanisms.

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: RC2.120, Riddet Building
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Mechatronics - Sabanci University (2008)
  • MS in Robotics - Osaka University (2010)
  • PhD in Robotics - Osaka University (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Microrobotics

Mechanism Design,

Cell Manipulation

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biomedical Engineering (090300): Biomedical Instrumentation (090303): Engineering (090000): Mechanical Engineering (091300):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Medical Devices (090304):
Medical Microbiology (110800):
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (091306)

Keywords

Robotics, Microrobotics, Mechanism Design, Kinematics, Cell manipulation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Avci, E., Grammatikopoulou, M., & Yang, GZ. (2017). Laser-Printing and 3D Optical-Control of Untethered Microrobots. Advanced Optical Materials.
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Hattori, T., Kamiyama, K., Kojima, M., Horade, M., Mae, Y., . . . Arai, T. (2015). Piezo-actuated parallel mechanism for biological cell release at high speed. Biomedical Microdevices. 17(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Nguyen, CN., Theeravithayangkura, C., Kojima, M., Tanikawa, T., . . . Arai, T. (2015). High-speed automated manipulation of microobjects using a two-fingered microhand. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 62(2), 1070-1079
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2013). Development of multi-scalable micro hand system with precise motion ability. Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics. 25(1), 183-191
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Nguyen, C-N., Ohara, K., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2013). Analysis and suppression of residual vibration in microhand for high-speed single-cell manipulation. International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 3(2), 110-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.
Nguyen, CN., Ohara, K., Avci, E., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2012). Real-time precise 3D measurement of micro transparent objects using All-In-Focus imaging system. Journal of Micro-Nano Mechatronics. 7(1-3), 21-31
[Journal article]Authored by: Avci, E.

Thesis

Avci, E. (2013). High-speed automated micromanipulation system with multi-scalability. (Doctoral Thesis, Osaka University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Avci, E.

Conference

Avci, E., & Yang, GZ. (2016). Development of a microhand using direct laser writing for indirect optical manipulation. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2016-November (pp. 5125 - 5130).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., & Yang, GZ. (2016). Development of micromechanisms for handling of biomaterials under laser light. MESA 2016 - 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications - Conference Proceedings.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Kurata, T., Avci, E., Kamiyama, K., Kojima, M., Ohara, K., Horade, M., . . . Arai, T.Vibration reduction of microhand used in transporting operations. . Hyogo, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Kenmochi, M., Kawanishi, M., Narikiyo, T., Kawakami, S., & Saitoh, Y. (2014). Vibration control of 3P(S)4 class parallel mechanisms for high speed applications using Quantitative Feedback Design. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (pp. 1710 - 1715).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Kojima, M., Yabugaki, H., Avci, E., Ohara, K., Sakai, S., Horade, M., . . . Arai, T. (2014). Development of hydrogel coated end effector for stable cell manipulation by two-fingered micro-hand. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE ICMA 2014. (pp. 43 - 48).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Kenmochi, M., Avci, E., Kawanishi, M., Narikiyo, T., Kawakami, S., & Saitou, Y. (2014). Robust position control of Delta Parallel mechanisms using dynamic model and QFT. IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. (pp. 1256 - 1261).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Yabugaki, H., Hattori, T., Kamiyama, K., Kojima, M., Mae, Y., . . . Arai, T. (2014). Dynamic releasing of biological cells at high speed using parallel mechanism to control adhesion forces. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. (pp. 3789 - 3794).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Kurata, T., Avci, E., Kamiyama, K., Ohara, K., Horade, M., Kojima, M., . . . Arai, T.Vibration analysis of a microhand which has a new parallel mechanism. . Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., & Arai, T. (2013). Towards High-Speed Microassembly Using Two-fingered Microhand. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Workshop: Microassembly: Robotics and Beyond. Karlsruhe, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Nguyen, CN., Ohara, K., Kojima, M., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2013). Towards high-speed automated micromanipulation. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. (pp. 1718 - 1723).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Kojima, M., Avci, E., Ohara, K., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2012). Development of end effector for cell manipulation with two-fingered micro-hand. 2012 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2012. (pp. 399 - 401).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Nguyen, CN., Ohara, K., Mae, Y., Arai, T., & Gobel, C. (2012). Vibration analysis of microhand for high speed single cell manipulation. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012. (pp. 75 - 80).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Nguyen, CN., Ohara, K., Avci, E., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T.High-speed 3D detection and tracking of a two-fingered microhand. . Kyoto, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avci, E.
Nguyen, CN., Ohara, K., Avci, E., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2011). Automated micromanipulation for a microhand with all-in-focus imaging system. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (pp. 427 - 432).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2011). High speed micromanipulation system with multi-scalability. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011. (pp. 1212 - 1217).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T.Optimum Design for Multi-Scalable Microhand. . Nagoya
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2010). Workspace optimization for multi-scale micromanipulation system. 2010 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science: From Micro and Nano Scale Systems to Robotics and Mechatronics Systems, MHS 2010, Micro-Nano GCOE 2010, Bio-Manipulation 2010. (pp. 328 - 333).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T.A new Multi-Scale Micromanipulation System. . Yokohama
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avci, E.
Avci, E., Ohara, K., Takubo, T., Mae, Y., & Arai, T. (2009). A new multi-scale micromanipulation system with dexterous motion. 20th Anniversary MHS 2009 and Micro-Nano Global COE - 2009 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science. (pp. 444 - 449).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Avci, E.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Turkish
    Last used: Always
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Always
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Japanese
    Last used: Always
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Teaching

(228.111) Engineering Practice 1: Global Perspectives, 33%, 2016;

(228.212) Engineering Practice 4: Materials & Manufacturing, 25%, 2016;

(282.371) Mechanical Engineering - Solid Dynamics, 60%, 2016, 2017;

(282.372) Mechanical Engineering - Mechanism and Component Design, 50%, 2016.

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Supervision:

  1. Salem Al-Sallal, 2016, 4th year individual project: Non-Destructive Measurement of Soft Body Armour Condition, collaboration with NZDF.
  2. Braden Cradock, 2016, 4th year individual project: Automation of Optical Tweezer and Microfluidics, collaboration with Institute of Fundamental Science, Massey University. Received best presentation award, SEAT Massey.

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

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