Galip Ulsoy

Galip Ulsoy
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing
Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Machining Systems




George G. Brown Laboratory

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 936-0407


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 1979
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1975
B.S., Engineering, Swarthmore College, 1973

Research Interests

Modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; rotating or translating elastic systems; manufacturing automation; vehicle control.

Honors and Awards

Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018-19
Special Award, TÜBİTAK, 2012
Stephen S. Attwood Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control, 2010
Rufus Oldenburger Medal, ASME, 2008
Albert M. Sargent Progress Award, SME, 2007
National Academy of Engineering, October 2006
Graduate Colloquium Speaker, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006
Sectional Keynote Paper: Strategic Issues in Sensors and Smart Structures, by S.C. Liu, M. Tomizuka and A.G. Ulsoy, 3rd European Conference on Structural Control, 2006
Dynamic Systems & Control Division Outstanding Investigator Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004
Dynamic Systems & Control Division Leadership Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002
J. of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control Best Paper Award (with Liang-Kuang Chen), "Identification of a Driver Steering Model, and Model Uncertainty, from Driving Simulator Data", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 2002
Technology and Innovation Award, 1999, Industry Week, Agile Line Boring Project, Member of Joint University of Michigan and Lamb Technicon Research Team
Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1996
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, American Automatic Control Council, 1993
Excellence in Service Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, 1993
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1986
Wood Award, Forest Products Research Society, 1979

Faculty Type


Related News

Galip Ulsoy and his wife Susan Glowski have provided an endowment gift to establish the E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award Fund. For 2021 it is presented to Professor Don Siegel. 

For the 2018-19 academic year, CoE has honorably awarded seven ME faculty.

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is about to get smarter.

The E. & M. Ulsoy Citation Leader Award is presented annually to the ME Faculty member who has the largest number of citations to his/her research work in the Scopus Database that year.

This award is given annually by the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME to the authors of the best paper published in the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control during the preceding year

The 12th IFAC Workshop was held June 28-30, 2015, at the Michigan League