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LU’s Tokgoz awarded multiple patents

Cagatay Tokgoz, assistant professor in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical

Engineering at Lamar University, was awarded a patent in May 2020. This is the fourth patent Tokgoz has Cagatay Tokgozbeen awarded since 2018 related to state-of-the-art embedded and wireless sensors for additive manufacturing, nondestructive testing, load and motion monitoring and wireless sensor network applications in aerospace industry.

Prior to joining Lamar University, Tokgoz was a staff research scientist at United Technologies Research Center where he led research on modeling, simulation, testing and fabrication for embedded and wireless sensors as well as electrical connector fault detection for numerous externally and corporate funded projects.

“These patents advance wireless sensing and monitoring technologies as well as wireless collection of data from aerospace systems on commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft,” said Tokgoz.

After joining Lamar University, Tokgoz continued his collaborations with his former colleagues at UTRC. These research efforts led to journal publications and a book chapter in addition to the four patent grants.

For the last two years, continuing research of Tokgoz in different avenues at Lamar University has been externally funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. He was a Summer Faculty Fellow at AFRL in 2017 and is practicing the fellowship again this summer.

“My ongoing research generates computational tools that help eliminate wireless communication interference issues encountered in both commercial and military applications,” said Tokgoz.

Tokgoz acknowledges Roxanne Smith Parks and Dr. Jerry Lin from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for their help and support.

The patents of Tokgoz can be viewed at https://www.lamar.edu/engineering/electrical/faculty-and-staff/tokgoz/publications.html