International Support to the Project of Dr. Derya Deniz from the Civil Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Derya Deniz is one of our faculty members at the Department of Civil Engineering, conducting comprehensive research on the assessment and mitigation of the disaster damage risks of buildings, and the planning of the necessary decisions and actions for effective post-disaster recovery.
Recently, Dr. Derya Deniz has been honored with the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF-2019)” in recognition of her project “MulHaRes: A Probabilistic Decision Framework for Multi-hazard Resilience of Residential Building Portfolios subjected to Floods and Landslides”. Dr. Deniz’s MulHaRes project scored an outstanding 98.6 points, ranking in the top 1 percent among all applications from the EU in various disciplines, and thus qualifying for the fellowship.
Launched in June 2020, Dr. Derya Deniz’s MulHaRes project will be funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 program for a term of two years. The project will analyze the impacts of flood and landslide events triggered by heavy rainfalls on residential buildings and communities. It will explore different types of residential buildings in Europe, at the levels of both an individual building and building portfolio, in order to build innovative decision-making systems for multi-disaster resistant buildings and resilient communities. With the models to be developed, the project aims to contribute to the development of new disaster mitigation measures and strengthening strategies for cities and communities.