OzU Civil Engineering Department aims to conduct research on novel and interdisciplinary fields for the ultimate objective of reaching sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems and cities. Some of our research studies are supported by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and EU (European Union) Funds.
Faculty Members and Research Fields
Structural and Earthquake Engineering
Prof. Dr. Gülay Altay
Design of steel structures, Structural connections, structural stability, earthquake resistant design, structural control, repair and retrofitting of historical structures, cold-formed steel structures, plates and smart structures.
Dr. Bülent Erkmen
Experimental methods, seismic performance of concrete/steel structures, advanced finite element analysis, fluid-structure interaction and CFD, blast performance of industrial/critical structures.
Dr. Taner Yılmaz
Risk and reliability analysis, earthquake engineering, structural performance assessment under multi hazards, seismic resilience, soil-structure interaction, seismic base isolation. (http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/taneryilmaz/)
Dr. Yiğit Özçelik
Behavior and design of steel structures, performance-based earthquake engineering, nonlinear computational analysis, and stability of structures.
Self-healing cement-based materials, bio-based concrete additives, resource and energy efficient alternative cementitious materials, concrete rheology and digital production technologies. (http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/zeynepbasaran/)
Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering
Prof. Dr. Atilla Ansal
Laboratory and field soil investigation, soil behaviour and constitutive relations, soil dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic hazard, strong earthquake ground motion, seismic microzonation, liquefaction, earthquake scenarios.
Prof. Dr. Feyza Çinicioğlu
Behavior of embankments on soft clays, development of new methodologies for embankment design and construction on soft clays, macro and micro soil behavior, observational methods and soil-structure interaction.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aslı Kurtuluş
Situ seismic measurements, laboratory measurements of dynamic material properties, seismic site monitoring, seismic site response modeling
Dr. Ragıp Akbaş
Otomation in construction, modeling and simulation, machine learning, computer graphics in engineering applications.
Dr. Gürşans Güven Işın
Utilization of information technologies in construction, Building Information Modeling, 4D construction modeling and planning, utilization of advanced tracking and data storage technologies in construction, data fusion and sensing.
Dr. Senem Seyis
Project management, lean construction, decision-making support systems, sustainable built environment, life-cycle assessment, information technologies in construction industry, building information modeling.