Engineering Faculty

Our Faculty

Dr. Emre SelviDr. Emre Selvi

Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

  • Office location  SISD 224
  • Telephone number  (904) 256-7305
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Dr. Emre Selvi has been a faculty member of JU Engineering Department since 2015. He received his B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2003) from Middle East Technical University and Ph.D. (2007) from Texas Tech University. Dr. Selvi performed research in robotics, design, and high pressure materials science fields and conducted studies by using the facilities of institutions such as Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Carnegie Institution of Washington. Before joining JU, he also worked as a Design and Production Engineer for the defense company Aselsan Inc. (1999-2004) and as a faculty at Muskingum University (2009-2015). Dr. Selvi currently focuses his activities on Engineering Education field as it relates to our new design-based curriculum contents such as design thinking, project based learning, sustainable design, and service learning.   
Research Interests: High Pressure Material Science, Design and Engineering Education

FatihAydoganDr. Fatih Aydogan ASME and ANS Member

Assistant Professor  

      • Office location  SISD 221
      • Telephone number  (904) 256-7364
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Dr. Fatih Aydogan joined the faculty of Jacksonville University in August 2018. He worked at the University of Idaho and at Idaho State University from 2012 to 2018. He worked at Westinghouse-Toshiba Electric Co. from 2008 to 2012. He received his PhD from the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State University. He received his MS from the Computer Engineering Department at Hacettepe University and BS from the Nuclear Engineering Department at Hacettepe University. He is the member of ASME and ANS. He has served as a track co-chair, technical program committee member and a reviewer for international conferences, journals as well as fellowships. He has been working as a guest and editor of top journals, such as Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science and Advances in Engineering Science and Technology. He has produced more than 100+ publications, including peer reviewed journals and conferences. 

Research Interests: Thermo-fluids, Heat Transfer, Power/Energy systems, System Design, Fluid Dynamics, Nuclear power plants, Computational modelling and simulations

KoppDr. Brian Kopp

Associate Professor of Engineering

Email address  (904) 256-7325

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Dr. Kopp joined the faculty of Jacksonville University in December 2020. He came to JU with over 25 years of industry experience and nine years of university teaching experience. He received his Ph.D, MS, and BS all in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University (NMSU). His Ph.D. research regarding the synchronization of high order modulation schemes in satellite communication links was conducted for the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.

Dr. Kopp’s industry experience includes co-founding a high-tech start-up to manufacture spread-spectrum wireless data modems for industrial markets. The company introduced the first explosion proof unlicensed wireless data modem for the petrochemical industry. The majority of his industrial experience, however, has been as a consultant. He founded a consulting company in 1997 which provides services including system design and performance analysis, as well as product development.

In 2011, after accumulating more than two-decades of industry experience, Dr. Kopp returned to the university setting, to teach and conduct research in electrical engineering. He has taught a broad spectrum of electrical engineering topics and he has helped secure almost $900,000 in funded research. His joint research in green energy, with experts in the field of coastal engineering, has produced four patents.

Dr. Kopp is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of Florida. He is also a licensed amateur radio operator and holds FCC extra class license callsign KC5LPA as well as FCC General Radio Operator License PG00022479 with a radar endorsement. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, an invited member of the Radio Club of America, and an invited member of the NMSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy.

Research Interests: Terrestrial wireless and satellite-based communications, radio frequency spectrum management and interference mitigation, green energy and instrumentation solutions for environmental coastal engineering projects.

Peter BohnPeter Bohn

Manufacturing Lab Specialist

Email address (904)256-7579 

Peter Bohn began his engineering career in the industry in 2011 working for a family owner contract manufacturing firm. In 2017 he moved to Jacksonville in pursuit of a fundamental degree in engineering. He began by receiving his BS in physics from the University of Florida and continued on toward his MS in mechanical engineering while refining his skills in manufacturing. Peter joined Jacksonville University in January of 2021 and continues to work toward a PhD.


Murat TiryakiogluDr. Murat Tiryakioglu

Interim Director of School of Engineering & Technology, Professor

Telephone number  SISD 226

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Office location  (904) 256-7640

Murat Tiryakioğlu is an engineering education pioneer, transformational academic leader, internationally-recognized researcher, and a passionate advocate of service learning to help community.

He studied Mechanical Engineering before receiving advanced degrees in engineering management and metallurgy.

Dr. Tiryakioğlu grew up around his family's business, a nonferrous foundry.  After receiving his PhD, he worked at the Boeing Company, in Wichita, Kansas briefly before moving on to academic life in 1995. He taught at Western Kentucky University where he founded the Advanced Manufacturing Institute. In 2001, he started at Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA) where he served as a University (Distinguished) Professor of manufacturing engineering and was recognized for his service-learning activities involving local manufacturers. Dr. Tiryakioglu moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2010 to continue his career as the Director of School of Engineering at the University of North Florida, and stepped down from this position in 2018 as the longest-serving director in School's history.  He joined JU in 2019.   Since moving to Jacksonville, Dr. Tiryakioglu has collaborated with Community Excellence Alliance to engage  students in problem solving and continuous improvement methods and their applications to help overcome issues in non-profit organizations in Jacksonville, with an estimated financial impact of well over $5 million.