Ozkan Celik


Assistant Professor
Brown Hall W310B
Biomechatronics Research Laboratory (BRL)

Dr. Celik joined Colorado School of Mines in August 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is the director of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory (BRL). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 2011, and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He was as an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University from 2011 to 2013.

Dr. Celik's research focuses on problems at the intersection of mechatronics/robotics and the human sensorimotor control system. His research involves design and implementation of mechatronic and haptic interfaces that physically interact with humans for rehabilitation, augmentation and modeling. Applications of this research include rehabilitation robots for patients with motor-impairments (such as stroke or spinal cord injury), neuromechanical modeling, human sensorimotor augmentation interfaces, prostheses and novel tools/devices for engineering education. 

For his research, he uses tools and methods provided by fields of mechatronics, robotics, haptics, system identification, control systems, and statistical analysis. Dr. Celik was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE World Haptics Conference in 2011 and of the Best Robotics Conference Paper Award at ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in 2013.

Recent Publications

  • D. Webster, O. Celik, "Systematic review of Kinect applications in elderly care and stroke rehabilitation," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 11, no. 108,  July 2014, pp. 1-21.
  • L. K. Chua, J. A. Martinez, O. Celik, "Haptic body-powered upper-extremity prosthesis simulator with tunable stiffness and sensitivity," in Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, February 2014, pp. 545-549.
  • D. Webster, O. Celik, "Experimental evaluation of Microsoft Kinect's accuracy and capture rate for stroke rehabilitation applications," in Proc. IEEE Haptics Symposium, February 2014, pp. 455-460.
  • J. A. Martinez, P. Ng, S. Lu, M. S. Campagna, O. Celik, "Design of Wrist Gimbal: a forearm and wrist exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 2013, pp. 1-6.
  • O. Celik, H. B. Gilbert, M. K. O’Malley, "Dynamic displacement sensing, system identification and control of a speaker-based tendon vibrator via accelerometers," IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 18, no. 2, April 2013, pp. 812-817.
  • O. Celik, M. K. O’Malley, C. Boake, H. Levin, N. Yozbatiran and T. Reistetter, "Normalized movement quality measures for therapeutic robots strongly correlate with clinical motor impairment measures," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 18, no. 4, August 2010, pp.433-444.
  • O. Celik, S. Ertugrul, "Predictive human operator model to be utilized as a controller using linear, neuro-fuzzy and fuzzy-arx modeling techniques," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 23, June 2010, pp. 595-603.
  • J. C. Huegel, O. Celik, A. Israr, and M. K. O’Malley, "Expertise-based performance measures in a virtual training environment," Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments, vol. 18, Dec. 2009, pp. 449-467.

Research Projects

  • Powered exoskeletons for stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and assessment
  • Role of impedance in upper extremity prosthesis control and feedback
  • Novel force feedback interfaces for sensorimotor augmentation
  • Velocity estimation algorithms for haptic interfaces

Recent Classes

  • Dynamics
  • Mechatronics

Related Labs and Centers

Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CBRR)


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