Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Ph.D.

Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University Distinguished Professor
Altshuler Distinguished Professor

Office Location: Embrey 301C

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  • Ph.D., Drexel University

  • MSME, Drexel University
  • BSME, Bogazici University 


Yildirim Hurmuzlu received his B.S. degree from Bogazici University in 1981, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Drexel University in 1983 and 1987 all in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1987, he has been at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering and also served as department chair for seven years. His research focuses on nonlinear dynamical systems and control, with emphasis on robotics, biomechanics, and vibration control. Dr. Hurmuzlu is an ASME fellow and IEEE senior member. He has been the past associate Editor of the ASME Transaction on Dynamics Systems, Measurement and Control and IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics. He is presently on the editorial boards of the Actuators and Machines Journals.

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Hurmuzlu is an ASME fellow and IEEE senior member.

  • He is also a University Distinguished Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Professor.


  • Hurmuzlu, Y., (2020). Complementarity Relationships and Critical Configurations in Rigid-Body Collisions of Planar Kinematic Chains with Smooth External Contacts.
  • ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 87(12).

Recent Publications

  • Razzaghi, P., Al Khatib, E., Bakhtiari, S., Hurmuzlu, Y., (2020) Real time control of tethered satellite systems to de-orbit space debris. Aerospace Science and Technology, p.106379.
  • Cox A., Razzaghi, P., Hurmuzlu, Y., (2021) Feedback Linearization of Inertially Actuated Jumping Robots. Actuators, Vol.10, No. 6.
  • Razzaghi, P., Al Khatib, E., Hurmuzlu, Y., (2023) Automated Group Motion Control of Magnetically Actuated Millirobots. Autonomous Robots, Springer, 1-13.
  • Razzaghi, P., Al Khatib, E., Hurmuzlu, Y., (2023) Feedback Control of  Millimeter Scale Pivot Walkers Using Magnetic Actuation. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, 168, 104496 

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