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New tenured faculty joins Center for Automotive Research: Levent Guvenc's expertise will bolster driverless vehicle research

Levent Guvenc with one of CAR's intelligent vehicles.Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is pleased to welcome professor Levent Guvenc as the most recent addition to its faculty leadership team. Aligned with CAR’s expansion to CAR West, this hire is the first of two planned new positions that are anticipated to grow research activities. Professor Guvenc brings expertise in areas of vehicle safety, vehicle autonomy, vehicle-infrastructure integration and vehicle systems and their control.

Guvenc will join both the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the rank of tenured professor. His research laboratories are located at CAR West (1320 Kinnear Road, 43212). In his new role, Guvenc will support the activities of the Control and Intelligent Transportation Research laboratories with a focus on autonomous vehicles as well as vehicle fuel economy and control systems.

Guvenc’s expertise is in mechatronics and control systems with application to automotive systems and robust and repetitive control. His experience also includes managing major experimental facilities and research programs; and he has an in-depth understanding of the needs and trends in the automotive and ground transportation industry. Guvenc joins Ohio State from Istanbul Okan University and Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, where he led research projects since 2002. Guvenc was the director of the European Union-funded Automotive Control and Mechatronics Research Center of Excellence at Istanbul Technical University. Guvenc earned his doctorate at The Ohio State University in mechanical engineering (1992) and is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

In his new appointment, Guvenc is specifically designated as a Senior CAR Fellow.

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