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Tulga M. Ozsoy

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Position: Professor

Address: Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4435

E-mail: mto0@lehigh.edu

Areas of Research

  • Geometric Modeling
  • Computer-Aided Engineering Systems
  • Hybrid Geometric Modeling
  • Solid Modeling


Professor Ozsoy conducts research in these areas: geometric modeling and its applications in design, manufacturing and quality control using computer-aided engineering systems; feature-based geometric modeling toward the integration of design and manufacturing; representation of features, dimensions and tolerances in solid models; hybrid geometric modeling and synthesis of surface and solid modeling; applications of mating conditions in the automatic generation of assembly sequence plans; feature recognition and CAD-directed inspection using solid representations; interactive design and NC machining of free form surfaces; sculptured surface modeling using general boundaries; freeform surface and boundary evaluation; and, automatic finite element mesh generation from solids, non-manifold geometries.

Ozsoy has served as technical consultant to companies in development, installation, administration and training of computer-aided engineering systems, product data management systems with team environment and enterprise resource planning systems. He has also served on the faculty of the Technical University of Istanbul. He is recipient of the CASA/SME University Lead Award for Excellence in Computer Integrated Manufacturing educational program development and the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award for his efforts toward Lehigh's Integrated Product Development program.


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