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Manufacturing and Automation Research Center (MARC) at Koc University is dedicated to the conduction of advance multidisciplinary scientific research and education in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Medical systems. Two main missions of MARC are in the areas of Research and Education;

  • The first mission of the Manufacturing and Automation Research Center includes the development and enhancement of engineering systems and processes via scientific research. MARC is aimed to focus on vital issues of industry through development and transfer of innovative manufacturing concepts and systems to production.
  • The second mission includes the enhancement of the engineering students` knowledge in the innovative engineering systems and technologies through the experience in this multidisciplinary educational environment, as well as educating the students in the development and deployment of the advanced engineering systems.

Some of the research and education areas in MARC are as follows;

1) Advanced Manufacturing

  • Precision System Design and Analysis
  • High Precision Advanced Manufacturing    
  • Micro and Macro Manufacturing
  • Advance Engineering Materials
  • Process Modeling and Optimization
  • Laser Processing of Engineering Materials
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Engineering (CAE) / Manufacturing (CAM)

2) Mechatronics and Automation

  • Process Automation
  • Precision Motion Control
  • Open Architecture Control System Development
  • CNC Machine Tools
  • Industrial Robotics 

3) Medical Systems / Bio-Medical Engineering

  • Development of Artificial Organs and Support Systems
  • Heart Pumps, Left Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Cardiovascular System Modeling
  • Human Spine System Modeling and Implant Development
  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopedic Implant Development
  • Bio-Manufacturing and Tissue Engineering