Interactive Flow Studies Team
Interactive Flow Studies is a US based business serving customers worldwide since 2005.
Our team includes engineers and consultants with wide range of experiences including doctors, biomedical, software, mechanical and electronics engineers. We specialize in developing products to be used in laboratory or classroom education. We also establish partnerships with universities. In particular, we work with professors very closely to develop testable new ideas for creating learning materials and teaching strategies that have the potential for a direct impact on educational practices. We regularly publish joint papers with universities.
Dr. Okcay and Dr. Oztekin who manage the company are also avid researchers and practitioners actively publishing papers and patents, always looking for new challenges. They are both hands on engineers getting involved with all aspects of the business from design to sales to ensure the highest customer satisfaction.
We are committed to providing robust, quality products that respond adequately to the requirements of our customers. All of our systems are made by highly qualified professionals using state of the art CNC equipment enabling the highest quality precision machined parts that exhibit true craftsmanship.
Murat Okcay, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.Eng.
Dr. Okcay obtained his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from Bristol University, England. After several years as an assistant professor teaching fluid mechanics and heat transfer in the classroom and laboratories at the university, he joined Smiths Industries Plc designing Jet
Fighters and has continually pushed the envelope in the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer as a senior mechanical design engineer, publishing papers and filing patents. He was then recruited by Honeywell, in the US, during which time he completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Arizona in
Tucson. Soon after that he moved to Minneapolis working at TSI responsible for sales and marketing of research grade PIV and LDV systems. After starting Interactive Flow Studies Dr. Okcay, as the Principal Investigator, won several highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I and Phase II grants.
Dr Okcay is also regularly asked by NSF to serve as a peer reviewer for the SBIR proposals.
Uygar Oztekin, Ph.D., B.Comp.Sc.
Dr. Oztekin obtained his Doctorate in Computer Science in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He joined Google in 2004 and worked as a Senior Software Engineer for seven years. At Google he designed and implemented company-wide generic libraries in use by dozens of teams and launched various products and features. He co-initiated and served as primary owner of personalization codebase in use by several teams including personalized search, web history, recommendations, suggestions, and advertisements. Dr. Oztekin, along with a few other ex-Google employees, then joined Room77 which was acquired by Google soon after. He has been involved in all aspects of the engineering effort at Room77 and has lead projects primarily focusing on the backend infrastructure. He led the development of meta search, search and indexing, data generation pipeline, caching, and several other projects. He is also the author of multiple open source projects. Dr. Oztekin currently splits his time between Google and IFS. Dr. Oztekin, as part of the core team in IFS, worked on multiple NSF SBIR grants. He has led the development of the state of the art Flowex™ software which is constantly being enhanced with new features with several new releases a year.