CV: Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer


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 Date Submitted:29-09-2014
 Last Modified:31-10-2014 (08:26)
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 Current job:Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
 Keywordsexperience in visible and IR imaging systems, athermalized optics, opto-mechanical design, light-weight and compliant structures, mechanism design and structural engineering background

Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer


A hardworking, talented and team-oriented mechanical engineer with a comprehensive understanding of designing and developing products. Experienced in all the design stages of a product from concept generation to mass production. At present working for a leading defense company and having experience in the design of opto-mechanical sub-assemblies.

Keen to find challenging and relevant mechanical engineering position in a leading company that provides opportunities for career advancement.



Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer, July 2010Present

Optical/Opto-Mechanical Design Department, Engineering Directorate

ASELSAN Inc. MGEO Division, Ankara, TURKEY


Tasks and Responsibilities:

·      Researching and developing ideas for new electro-optical products for commercial and military industries.

·      Designing opto-mechanical systems according to customer specifications and military standards.

·      Selecting materials for mechanical interfaces and optical bondings.

·      Designing active and passive athermalized IR lens modules.

·      Developing accurate positioning mechanisms for zoom lenses.

·      Determination of the hardware and software requirements for motion control of motorized opto-mechanical assemblies

·      Preparing detailed technical drawings and checking for accuracy.

·      Performing structural and thermal analysis of opto-mechanical assemblies.

·      Executing tests to validate the designed systems in terms of optical and mechanical performances such as MTF, MRTD, NITD, through zoom concentricity, working temperature, vibration, shock etc.

·      Writing technical reports for project managers and clients.

·      Attending customer and supplier meetings when needed.



·      Comprehensive understanding of engineering and design principles.

·      Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling, mechanical tolerancing, and drafting in accordance with ASME Y14.5-2009.

·      Knowledge of optical mounting and alignment techniques of lenses, mirrors, prisms, beam splitters.

·      Hands on experience with optical alignment and mechanical assembly.

·      Experience with motion control.



Mechanical Engineering

Opto-Mechanical Design

Optical Mounting and Alignment Techniques

Mechanism Design

Compliant Mechanisms and Structures

Visible and IR Imaging Systems

Electro Mechanical Systems

CAD/CAE Software

Pro-E & Creo Parametric

Structural and Thermal Analysis

Optical Testing

Military Standards




Self motivated

Target oriented

Troubleshooting & problem solving

Good team player

Good communication skills

Able to travel



Excellent level of written and spoken English



PhD. in Aerospace Engineering, 2013-     (Cum. GPA: 3.65/4.00)

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY

Supervisor:Asst. Prof. Dr. Ercan Gürses

Co-supervisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Serdar Göktepe

Thesis:Use of Advanced Compliant Materials and Mechanisms in Morphing Aircraft

Courses:Constitutive Modeling of Engineering Materials, Composite Materials in Aerospace Structures, Finite Element Method, Computational Inelasticity, Theory of Continuous Media, Numerical Optimization.


M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2010-2013(Cum. GPA: 3.29/4.00)

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY

Supervisor:Prof. Dr. Eres Söylemez       

Thesis:Design of Compliant Mechanisms for Industrial Applications

Courses:Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms, Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms, Advanced Dynamics, Principles of Robotics, Flexible Multibody Dynamics, Advanced Strength of Materials, Analytical Methods in Engineering, Numerical Methods.


B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2005-2010 (Cum. GPA: 3.50/4.00)

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY

President’s High Honor List



Optical System Design, February 2013

Aselsan, Ankara,TURKEY


Opto-Mechanical Analysis, June 2012

The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York


Fundamentals of Optics, June 2012

The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York


Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, October 2010

Aselsan, Ankara,TURKEY



METU Robot Society, 20052006

METU Alumni Association, 2008Present

MMO Student Membership, 2009Present



Yılmaz, A., Söylemez, E., "Esnek Uzuvlu, Adaptif Endüstriyel Robot Tutucu Tasarımı ve Analizi" 16. National Machine Theory Symposium, 2013 (published in Turkish).


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