Dr. Olkan ÇUVALCI is a professor at the Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.Sc. and M. SC. in Mechanical Engineering at the KTU in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and PH.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1992. From 1986 to 1993, he worked at KTU as a research assistant at the Faculty of Engineering. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. CUVALCI worked as a research associate in Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University. From 1999 to 2000, he worked at the Western Kentucky University as an Associate professor at the Engineering of Technology. İn 1993, he become an Assistant Professor at KTU in the Department of Mechanical Engineering then he promoted to Associate professor position at the same department in 1995. From 2000 to 2012, he is worked as a design engineer and manager at the Applied Materials İnc. and he created several international patents in area of semiconductor with his engineering team. Then he come back to Turkey and he hired again by KTU as a full professor in 2012. Dr. ÇUVALCI served as a Dean of Engineering Faculty between year of 2013 to 2016. His several research interest lie at the intersections of control and optimization theory, test method development, experimental and theoretical studies of nonlinear Dynamics and design. He is still working at KTU and he has two children.