Nuri Zeytinoglu, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Technology Building 082 
(219) 785-5391


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul

Courses Taught

  • ME 20000 Thermodynamics I
  • ME 27000 Basic Mechanics I
  • ME 27400 Basic Mechanics II
  • ME 31601 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ME 32401 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 35300 Machine Design I

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University North Central, 2008-present
  • Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University North Central, 1987-2008
  • Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, 1985-1987

Non-Academic Experience

  • Chief Engineer, Med Union Containers, 1993-1994
  • Assistant Executive Engineer, City of Izmir, Turkey, 1978-1979
  • Part-time assistance with structural and thermal analysis of blast furnace reline, Songer Technical Services
  • Consultant, Carestone Corp.
  • Consultant, Northern America Refractories Company (NARCO)
  • Consultant, Howmet Corporation
  • Consultant, Teledyne Casting Foundry
  • Consultant, CAD Technologies

Professional Activities

Registered PE, Indiana #60890343; Member of Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Honors and Awards

  • NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Kennedy Space Center, 1994
  • Summer Faculty Grant, Purdue North Central, 1993
  • Summer Faculty Grant, Purdue North Central, 1988
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Purdue North Central, 1988
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Wichita State University, 1987

Service Activities

  • Developed several new courses for the Mechanical Engineering program
  • Worked with a high motivation on the development of the successful proposals for the establishment of the Mechanical Engineering program
  • Student Advising
  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering Faculty Search
  • College of Engineering & Technology Curriculum Committee
  • College of Engineering & Technology Primary Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Committee
  • PNC Parking Committee
  • Developed test-out exam for CGT 11000 course for Mechanical Engineering Technology program
  • Presentations for Success through Education Department
  • CAD drawings for PNC Library floor plan

List of Publications/Presentations

Served as author or co-author on more than 20 refereed publications, refereed conference publications, invited papers, publications in proceedings.

Professional Development Activities

Industrial Visits

  • NIPSCO Plant, Michigan City, IN
  • Howmet Corporation, La Porte, IN
  • NARCO Refractories, Gary, IN
  • Teledyne Corporation, La Porte, IN
  • Crane Company, Niles, IL
  • Carestone Corp., Hammond, IN

Industrial Shows Attended

  • National Manufacturing Engineering Show, Chicago, IL, March 2003
  • ASHRAE Winter Meeting Program, Chicago, IL, January 2003