• Professor of Design Engineering
  • ProgrammeLeader - MSc Design Engineering and Manufacturing Management
  • Visiting Professor, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Patents, Design Registrations, Trademarks:

  • Prior, S.D., Erbil, M.A., Foran, T., Odedra, S. and Karamanoglu, M., (2008) Compact Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Patent No. GB0810886.2, Newport; Date Filed: 16 June
  • Prior, S.D., Erbil, M.A., Foran, T., Odedra, S. and Karamanoglu, M., (2008) Co-Axial Tri-Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; Design Registration 4008525; Newport; Date Filed: 5 August
  • Prior, S.D., Erbil, M.A., Foran, T., Odedra, S. and Karamanoglu, M., (2008) Compact Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; Trademark HALO 2494871, Newport, Date Filed: 8 August

Articles and Chapters in Edited Books:

  • Herd, K., Bardill, A. and Karamanoglu, M., 2009, 'The Co-design Experience: Conceptual Models and Design Tools for Mass Customisation', (Chapter in) Mass Customization, Personalization and User Co-creation, (edited by) Frank Piller and Mitchell Tseng, World Scientific Press, USA. (invited contribution- in press)

Refereed articles in Academic Journals:

  • White, A.S., Gleeson, P.T. and Karamanoglu, M., 2007, 'Control Of Ship Capsize In Stern Quartering Seas', International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 20-31, United Kingdom Simulation Society, ISSN: 1473 8031
  • Bardill A, Herd K, Karamanoglu M, 2007, 'Product Envelopes: Designing Positive Interplay between Brand DNA and Customer Co-Designers', International Journal of Mass Customisation, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp.57-75, Inderscience Publishers, ISSN: 1742-4208
  • Shen, S.T., Prior, S., White, A.S. and Karamanoglu, M., 2007, 'Using personality type differences to form engineering design teams', Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 54-66 Higher Education Academy, ISSN: ISSN 1750-0044
  • Bardill, A., Karamanoglu, M., Herd, K., 2005, 'Human Centric Development: The Application of Pleasure Based Design Approaches to the Built Environment', Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, Vol 158, Issue 3, pp. 183-193, ISSN: 0965 0903
  • Wong C W, Karamanoglu M, 1999, 'Modelling the response of masonry structures to gas explosions', Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Elsevier, Vol. 12, pp. 199-205, ISSN: 0950-4230

Refereed and published conference proceedings:

  • Odedra, S., Prior, S., Karamanoglu, M., Erbil, M., Foran, T., Shen, S., 2009, 'Using Acoustic Sensor Technologies to Create a More Terrain Capable Unmanned Ground Vehicle', Proceedings of the 13th HCI International Conference, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, California, USA (Accepted)
  • Prior, S., Shen, S., White, A.S., Odedra, S., Karamanoglu, M., Erbil, M., Foran, T., 2009, 'Development of a Novel Platform for Greater Situational Awareness in the Urban Military Terrain', Proceedings of the 13th HCI International Conference, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, California, USA (Accepted)
  • Herd, K., Bardill, A. and Karamanoglu, M., 2009 'Walking the Customer Corridor: Developing Conceptual Models to Design for Co-Design', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Design/09, 15-17 February 2009, Berlin, Germany (Accepted)
  • Prior, S.D., Karamanoglu, M., Odedra, S., Foran, T. and Erbil, M.A., (2009) 'Development of a Co-Axial Tri-Rotor UAV', 24th Bristol International Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems Conference, 30 March - 1 April, University of Bristol, UK (Accepted)
  • Prior, S., Karamanoglu, M. and Bradley, M., (2008) 'Blending Arts and Sciences: Gimmick or Necessity?', Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, 14-16 July 2008, Loughborough, UK
  • Karamanoglu, M., Prior, S.D. and Bardill, A., 2007, 'Product Design as a Vehicle to Integrate Arts and Sciences in Design Education', Proceedings of the International Association of Societies Of Design Research 2007, IASDR 07, 12-15 November 2007, Hong Kong
  • Herd, K., Bardill, A. and Karamanoglu, M., 2007, 'Designing for co-design: using the product envelope model as a framework for reflection', Proceedings of the World Conference on Mass Customization& Personalization (MCPC), Innovation and Research Conference, MIT Cambridge/Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 7-10, 2007
  • Prior, S.D., Siu-Tsen S., Man-Lai Y. and Karamanoglu, M., 2007, 'Problems with Design Education in the UK', Proceedings of the International Association of Societies Of Design Research 2007, IASDR 07, 12-15 November 2007, Hong Kong
  • Odedra, S., Prior, S.D. and Karamanoglu, M., 2007; 'Improving the mobility performance of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles, by adding the ability to 'sense/feel' their local environment', Proceedings of the 7th HCI International Conference, 22-27 July; Beijing International Conference Center, Beijing, P.R. China
  • S. Odedra, S. Prior and M. Karamanoglu, 2007, 'Solving the Mobility Issues of Unmanned Ground Vehicles', Proceedings of the Unmanned Systems Technology IX Conference, SPIE Defence and Security Symposium, Vol. 6561, 9-13 April 2007, Orlando World Centre, Orlando, Florida
  • Fleming A, Ross A R, Gill R, Karamanoglu M and White A S, 1997, 'Tailoring Concurrent Engineering to Small Companies', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design to Manufacture in Modern Industry (DMMI'97), Portoroz, Slovenia (held on 8-9 September 1997), ISBN: 86-435-0192-1
  • Karamanoglu M, Stoker M, Gill R and G Wilson, 1996, 'Automation of Validated Manual Processes in Medical and Pharmaceutical Environments', Supplement-2 to Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on CAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future, pp.3-8, Middlesex University Press, London (held in London, 14-16 August 1996) (ISBN:189825310)
  • Hollands A, Gill R, Karamanoglu M, Gould L and Thornley S, 1994, 'Implementing a Workflow Ssystem at Tony Stone Images', Teaching Company Scheme Seminar Proceedings, Vol 4 No. 5, pp.17-27., Teaching Company Directorate, London
  • Karamanoglu M and Beswick G E, 1991, 'Improving the Accuracy of BEM in the Use of Non-equidistant Elements', Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Boundary Element Technology, pp.321-334, Computational Mechanics Publications/Elsevier Applied Sciences, Southampton. (held in Southampton , 11-13 June 1991)

Other refereed and/or non-published conference contributions:

  • Karamanoglu M, 1998, 'Modelling of Mechanical Systems using Working Model 3.0', (Invited contribution) Seminar organised by Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Engineering, Queen Mary& Westfield College, University of London
  • Karamanoglu M, 1996, (Presentation) 'Use of Witness at Middlesex University', Technology Transfer Unit Seminar, Lee Valley Technopark, London
  • Karamanoglu M, 1996, (Presentation) 'Simulation in Manufacturing and Automation', AT&T Istel, Redditch

Review Articles:

Research Grants and Awards:

  • HEFCE (SRIF) - £100,000 (2006) Research equipment grant secured via MURO for setting up an e-Science facility equipped with GRID computing technology. This is a collaborative project with Prof Richard Bayford (HSS) and Prof Mark Woodman (CS)
  • HEFCE (SRIF) - £38,000 (2006) Research equipment grant secured via MURO for supporting a research project in exploring robotic applications in furniture manufacture, in collaboration with Unto This Last Ltd.
  • EPSRC- Collaborative Training Account - £362,500 (2004 - 2009) EPSRC Grant No: GR/T18844/01 Grant Holders: Dr Mehmet Karamanoglu& Dr Stephen Prior
  • HEFCE (SRIF) - £35,000 (2004) Research infrastructure funds secured to setup a postgraduate research centre for Product Design and Engineering. Dr Mehmet Karamanoglu
  • DTI - Teaching Company Scheme - Martin Dannell& Co. Ltd. - £146,595 (1997 - 1999) DTI - £71,645 ; Company - £74,950 TCS Programme No: 2330 Grant holders: Mehmet Karamanoglu, Raj Gill
  • DTI - Teaching Company Scheme - Philton Polythene Converters Ltd. - £142,640 (1996 - 1998) DTI - £54,250 ;Company - £88,390 TCS Programmes No: 1886 Grant holders: Raj Gill, Mehmet Karamanoglu, Andrew Tizzard
  • EPSRC - Teaching Company Scheme - Rhone Poulenc Agriculture Ltd. - £565,212 (1995 - 1998) EPSRC -£165,500 ; Company - £399,712 EPSRC Grant No: GR/K47535/01 Grant holders: Raj Gill, Mehmet Karamanoglu
  • EPSRC - Teaching Company Scheme - Rimmer Brothers - £243,121 (1994 - 1998) EPSRC -£146,211 ; Company - £69,810 EPSRC Grant No: GR/J98431/01 Grant holders: Raj Gill, Anthony White, Mehmet Karamanoglu
  • EPSRC- Teaching Company Scheme - Tony Stone Images - £184,790 (1993 - 1995) EPSRC -£139,023 ; Company - £45,767 EPSRC Grant No: GR/J41147/01 Grant holders: Raj Gill, Mehmet Karamanoglu

Languages spoken

English, Turkish

  • PDE4602 - Thesis
  • PDE4221 - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management Practice
  • PDE2293 - Feature Based Modelling and CAM
  • PDE2251 - Design in Context
  • Keywords: Mass Customisation; Industrial Automation; Robotics; Advanced Manufacturing; Mechatronics; Autonomous Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Boundary Elements Method; Design Education; Engineering Education; Discrete Event Simulation.
  • Dr Karamanoglu is the SEMTA SkillsEng sector representative for Mechatronics and the National organiser for Mechatronics competition for Worldskills-UK.

Research Supervision:

Director of Studies:

  • Siddharth Odedra - Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (PhD - due in 2013)
  • Katherine Herd - The Development of Design Process Methods for Mass Customisation (PhD - awarded in 2012)
  • Andrew Tizzard - Modelling and Analysis of the Human Head for Image Reconstruction Techniques Using Commercial Computer-Aided Design Tools (PhD- awarded 2007)

Second Supervisor:

  • Kettil Cedercreutz - Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Higher Education Administration - Union Institute& University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (PhD awarded 2007)
  • Alistair Fleming - Tailoring Concurrent Engineering to Small Companies (MPhil awarded 2000)
  • Denys Dugendre - Integration and Operational Strategy of a Flexible Robotic System for Pesticide Analysis (MPhil awarded 1999)
  • Cristina Diaz - Control Strategy for a Flexible Analytical Chemistry Robotics System (MPhil awarded 1999)
  • Chee Wai Wong - Numerical Modelling of Masonry Panels Subject to Loading form Gas Explosions (PhD awarded 1997)
  • Amanda Hollands - The Implementation of a Production Planning and Control System in a Non-traditional Manufacturing Environment (MPhil awarded 1997)