Texas Tech University

Atila Ertas, Ph.D.

Professor & Director of Transdisciplinary Studies

Email: atila.ertas@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.5788

Fax: 806.742.3540

Office: ME North 128 B

Research Website:

Atila Ertas, Ph.D.


Atila Ertas is the director of the Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Ertas has many years of experience in teaching transdisciplinary design courses. He is the author or co-author of over 190 technical papers that cover many engineering technical fields. He has edited or co-edited more than 35 proceedings and 10 books. Under his supervision, more than 190 graduate students have received degrees. His professional affiliations are as follows: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow); Society for Design and Process Science (Fellow); The Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning & Advanced Studies (honorary member, Fellow); IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (Fellow, 1996–2019); Luminary Research Institute, Gaya Foundation, Taiwan (Founding Fellow); Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET), France (Honorary Member).

Research Interests

  • Transdisciplinary design and related research topics
  • Material galling and coating (Tribology)
  • Nonlinear dynamics and acoustic
  • Test method development
  • 3D printing technology

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, (1984)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, (1978)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul State Academy of Engineering & Architecture, Turkey, (1970)
  • B.S., Marine Engineer, Merchant Marine Academy, (1968)

Department of Mechanical Engineering