Volkan Patoğlu

Associate Professor

Mechatronics Program
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey

Human Machine Interaction Laboratory

Cognitive Robotics Laboratory


Nov. 2012 to present Associate Professor, Sabanci University
Sep. 2006 to Nov. 2012 Assistant Professor, Sabanci University
June 2005 to Sep. 2006 Post Doctoral Research Associate, MAHI Laboratory, Rice University
Jan. 2005 to June 2005 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Haptix Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
May 2000 to Jan. 2005 Graduate Student Research Assistant, Haptix Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Volkan Patoglu graduated with a B.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1999. He received M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering – Systems in 2000 and 2002, respectively, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in May 2005. He worked as a post doctoral research fellow in Haptix Laboratory at the University of Michigan and as a post doctoral research associate in Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Laboratory at Rice University. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Sabanci University.

His research is in the area of physical human-machine interaction, in particular, design and control of force feedback robotic systems with applications to rehabilitation and skill training. His research extends to cognitive robotics.

Dr. Patoglu has been honored with Career Award by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2008), Meritorious Service Award by IEEE Transactions of Haptics (2011 and 2018), Best Application Paper Award by IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2013), Best Conference Paper Nomination by IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2015) and Young Scientist Award by Science Academy (2015).

Dr. Patoglu has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Haptics (2013-2018). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.