IE Seminar: “Some Basic Concepts About Product Safety”, Dr. Müjdat Tohumcu, EA-409, 1:40PM February 21 (EN)


Dr. Müjdat Tohumcu, Mechanical Engineering, Bilkent University

Feb 21, Friday, 1:40 p.m.

In this presentation the importance of product safety will be discussed. As a basis for discussion, a fictitious scenario will be generated. However this fictitous scenario is actually structured on case from real life. In otherwords it is known what happened, but it is not exactly known how it happened. The gaps will be filled by imagination during the discussion. Active audience participation is highly desired. The main message will be, how simple mistakes may lead to catastrophic product safety issues, even within complex and highly experienced organizations.

Bio: Dr. Tohumcu graduated from METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1976. Until 1985, he completed his MsC and PhD at the same department. Meanwhile, he worked as an assistant and instructor. In 1985, he left the university and worked in the defense industry for a total of 25 years. He worked at ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and TÜBİTAK SAGE (TÜBİTAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute). Meanwhile, he earned the title of Associate Professor in the field of Electrical Machinery. While he was the Director of TUBİTAK SAGE, he retired in 2011.

Since 2012, he has been working as a part time instructor at Bilkent University teaching ME 102 Introduction to Systems Engineering, ME 481-482 Mechanical Engineering Design I-II (Senior Project Courses), and ME 582 Fundamentals of Design for Reliability.