Volkan Otugen

A headshot of Volkan Otugen, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

George R. Brown Chair Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Phone: 214-768-3255
Email: otugen@lyle.smu.edu
Professional website: http://lyle.smu.edu/me/microsensor/

Educational Background

B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 1978; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1982; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1986


  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics; Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
  • Experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics
  • Plasma applications to aerodynamics
  • Micro-optical sensor technology


Amir R. Ali, M. V. Otugen and Tindaro Ioppolo “High-speed transient sensing using dielectric micro-resonators”, Applied Optics, 2015, Vol. 54, Issue 23, pp. 7076-7081.

A. R. Ali, T. Ioppolo, M.V. Otugen, M. Christensen and D. MacFarlane "Photonic Electric Field Sensor Based on Polymeric Micro-spheres”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B; Polymer Phys. , 2014, Vol. 52, pp. 276-279 DOI: 10.1002/polb.23429.

U. K. Ayaz, T. Ioppolo and M.V. Otugen, “Direct measurement of wall shear stress in a separating and reattaching flow with a photonic sensor”, Meas. Sci. Technol., 2013, Vol. 24 124001 (9 pp)

T. Ioppolo, M.V. Otugen and U. Ayaz, “Development of Whispering Gallery Mode Polymeric Micro-optical Electric Field Sensors, J. Vis. Exp., 2013 (71), e50199, doi:10.3791/50199

M. Manzo, T.Ioppolo, U.K. Ayaz, V. LaPenna and M.V. Otugen, “A Photonic Wall Pressure Sensor for Fluid Mechanics Applications”, Rev. Sci. Instrum, 2012, Vol. 83, 105003, doi: 10.1063/1.4757569

T. Ioppolo, J. Stubblefield and M.V. Otugen, “Electric Field-Induced Deformation of Polydimethylsiloxane Polymers”, 2012, J. Appl. Phys, , 2012, Vol. 112, 053301. 044906; doi: 10.1063/1.4747832

T. Ioppolo, M.V. Otugen, D. Fourguette and L. Larocque, “Effect of Acceleration on the Morphology Dependent Optical Resonances of Spherical Resonators”, 2011, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. Vol 28, No 1, January 2011

U. Ayaz, T. Ioppolo and M.V.Otugen, “Wall Shear Stress Sensor Based on the Optical Resonances of Dielectric Microspheres”, 2011, Meas. Sci. Technol. Vol 20, doi: 10:1088 /09570233/22/7/075203, May 2011, 053301