Dr. Ismail Çiçek was graduated from the Marine Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1990. He received his Master of Science diploma in 1995 and Ph.D. in 1999 from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University. He was involved in the development of many national and international projects and programs in Turkey, including the establishment of the Simulator Center at ITU Maritime Faculty (ITUMF) Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) at ITUMF, and the International Dual-Diploma Program between the State University of New York and ITU Maritime Faculty.
Dr. Cicek gained engineering and leadership experience in the United States Department of Defence projects and programs as systems development engineer for 15 years between 1997 and 2012. Dr. Cicek led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J. Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle development where he utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development. He received many critical awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality. These include Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010 as well as an appreciation letter from the USAF Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge.
Dr Cicek is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla, Istanbul. His main research interest is the development of ship simulators for use in education and training of students as well as officers working on-board ships.
Dr Cicek developed Ship Engine Room Simulator (SERS) through nationally funded projects in Turkey. The SERS is now certified by an IACS member classification society, Class NK, and several institutions started using the SERS in their marine engineering education can training.
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