Derin N. Ural

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Derin Ural

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor in Practice | College of Engineering | Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-6385

Last CV Date Confirmed: 2017-06-26

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Derin Ural will be joining the University of Miami, College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering as a Professor in Practice, in August 2017. She will also serve as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Engineering.  Dr. Ural is a Professor of Civil Engineering with specialization in Engineering Education, Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management. Derin Ural obtained her Masters and PhD degrees from Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering & Operations Research.  She holds a B.S. degree from the Florida International University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Ural is the former Provost of the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), in charge of Academic and International Affairs, as well as the division head of the Geotechnical Engineering program.  She has also served as the Civil Engineering Department Chair at MEF University, in Istanbul, the first University implementing “flipped” pedagogy in all its courses.

Dr. Ural has coordinated a bi-national effort between Turkey and the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency, on Project ACHIEVE – “A Cooperative Hazard Impact-reduction Effort Via Education”.  Dr. Ural directed the Center of Excellence for Disaster Management at ITU, and is an expert evaluator for the European Commission on civil engineering and disaster management research and policy issues.

Dr. Ural has numerous publications and has earned awards, including the induction to the Women’s Hall of Fame for Disaster Management, and was selected as an Olympic Torch Bearer in the 2012 London Olympics, in recognition for her disaster preparedness community service.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Engineering Education, Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Numerical Methods in Geomechanics and Disaster Management.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Structures & Mechanics Division, Ph.D., 1995

Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Structures & Mechanics Division, Masters, 1992

Florida International University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S., 1989

Professional Development

FEMA, Train-the-Trainer Certificate for Disaster Management, USAID Project ACHIEVE, 2000.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Certificate of Completion. “Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Government”, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2009.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education; Certificate of Completion. “Leading, Innovating and Negotiating: Critical Strategies for Public Sector Executives”, Fellowship from the Kokkalis Foundation, 2010.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education;

Certificate of Completion.  “Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation”, 2017.

Olin College of Engineering, Professional Development Program Certificate of Completion. “Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences”, Summer Institute 2017.

EXPERIENCE

Academic

  • Professor in Practice, University of Miami, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Miami, Florida (8/2017)
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Miami, College of Engineering, Miami, Florida (7/2017 – Present)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Miami, College of Engineering, Miami, Florida (11/2016 – 7/2017)
  • Professor and Department Chair, MEF University, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (2015 – 2016)
  • Vice President, Istanbul Technical University, in charge of Academic and International Affairs (2009 – 2012)
  • Division Head, Geotechnical Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (2010 – 2015)
  • Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division, Istanbul (2009 – 2015)
  • Founding Director, Center of Excellence for Disaster Management, and M.Sc. Program in Disaster Management, Istanbul Technical University (2001 – 2006)
  • Associate Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Division, Istanbul (1999 – 2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Division, Ankara (1995 – 1999)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (1989 – 1994)

Professional

  • Institutional Councilor, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), on behalf of the University of Miami (2017 – Present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Learning and Teaching, MEF University, Istanbul, Turkey (2015 – Present)
  • Chair, Disaster Management Commission, Ministry of Development, 10th National Development Plan, Turkey (2014 – 2015)
  • Board of Directors Member, Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education (CAEME), USA (2013 – Present)
  • Institutional Evaluator, European Universities Association (EUA), Institutional Evaluation Program, Brussels, Belgium (2013– Present)
  • Council Member, Prime Ministry Council on Earthquake Preparedness, AFAD, Ankara, Turkey (2009 – 2016)
  • Expert Evaluator, European Commission, Civil & Earthquake Engineering Projects for PEOPLE, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions H2020 Innovative Training (ITN) Networks, Brussels, Belgium (2007 – Present)
  • Committee Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, Technical Committee on Lifelines and Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Investigation Committee, USA (2005 – 2015)
  • Consultant, The World Bank, “Needs Assessment for Upgrading Emergency Response Capacity in Istanbul Metropolitan Region” (2005 – 2006)
  • President, American Society of Civil Engineers – Turkey International Group (2001 – 2004)
  • Founding Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineers – Turkey International Group (1999 – 2001)
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Program, Improvement of Turkey’s Disaster Management System Project, Ankara, Turkey (1998)
  • Executive Committee Secretary; American Society of Civil Engineers: Urban Development Division, Housing Control Committee (1997 – 2000)
  • Non-Governmental Organization Representative, United Nations Organization, New York, USA; Representative of International Association for Housing Science (1993 – Present)

PUBLICATIONS

Juried or Refereed Journal Articles  

  • Ural, D. “The Effects of a Tuned Mass Damper on a Building”, International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, Vol.19, No. 1, pp.033-044, 1995.
  • Birgonul, T. and Ural, D. “Value Management Approach for the Design Choice and Material Selection Process of Mass Housing Projects”, International Journal for Housing Science and its Applications; Vol. 19, No.4, pp.289-299, 1995.
  • Ural, D. and Saka, H. “Liquefaction Assessment by Artificial Neural Networks”, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, (http://www.ejge.com/1998/JourTOC3.htm), Vol.3, 1998.
  • B. Baturay, J.D. Bray, T. Durgunoglu, R. B. Sancio, J. P. Stewart and D. Ural “Damage Patterns and Foundation Performance in Adapazari”, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 16A, pp.163-189, 2001.
  • P. Bardet, K.O. Cetin, W. Lettis, E. Rathje, G. Rau, R.B. Seed and D. Ural “Soil Liquefaction, Landslides and Subsidences”, Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 16A, pp.141-162, 2001.
  • Ural, D. “Mitigation for Housing in Disaster Prone Regions”, International Journal for Housing Science and its Applications; Vol.26, No.2, pp 149-157, 2002.
  • Ural, D., Saygılı, G., Bayrak, B. “Liquefaction Effects on Housing during the Kocaeli, Turkey Earthquake”, International Journal for Housing Science and its Applications; Vol.27, No.4, pp 269- 285, 2003.
  • Ural, D., Bayrak, B. “Liquefaction Potential Assessment in Layered Soils using Neural Networks”, International Journal of Mechanics and Solids, Vol.1, No. 1, 2006.
  • Hanna, A.M. , Ural , D., and G. Saygili, “Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential of Soil Deposits Using Artificial Neural Networks”, Engineering Computations, Emerald Publishers, Vol.24, No.1, 2007, Pages 5-16.
  • Hanna, A.M. , Ural , D., and G. Saygili, “Neural Network Model for Liquefaction Potential in Soil Deposits using Turkey and Taiwan Earthquake Data”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publishers, Volume 27, Issue 6, June 2007, Pages 521-540.
  • Sarıyar, O, and Ural , D., “Expert Systems Approach for Soil Structure Interaction and Land-Use”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE), J.Urban Plann. Dev. 136, Pages 135-138, 2010.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Slope Stability During Earthquakes: A Neural Network Application”, International Review on Computers and Software, IRECOS, Special Section on “Advanced Artificial Neural Network Approaches with Applications to System Management”, Vol. 5, no 4, pp. 454-459, July 2010.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Use of Artificial Intelligence Algorithm in Housing Projects Efficiency Decisions”, International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, Volume 36, no 4, pp.199-210, July 2012.
  • Tolon M., Yazgan U., Ural D. and Goss K. “Overview of the critical disaster management challenges faced during Van 2011 earthquakes” Journal of Emergency Management, 12(1), 82– 96., Doi: 10.5055/jem.2014.0164, 2014.
  • Hanna, A. M., Ural, D., and Saygili, G. Evaluation of the liquefaction potential of soil deposits based on SPT and CPT test results. Earthquake-Soil Interaction, 191, 2014.

Conference Publications and Abstracts

  • Ural, D. “Spatial Variability of Soil Parameters”, American Society of Civil Engineers Specialty Conference; Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment:  From Theory to Practice, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; August 1996.
  • Ural, D. “Liquefaction Analysis: A Probabilistic Approach”, 11th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering; Acapulco, Mexico; June 1996.
  • Ural, D. “Housing Infrastructure Conditions in Highly Seismic Regions”, American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; October 1997.
  • Ural, D. and Saka, H. “Liquefaction Assessment by Neural Networks”, American Society of Civil Engineers Specialty Conference; 12th Engineering Mechanics Conference, La Jolla, California, USA; May 1998.
  • Ural, D. and Yılmaz, T. “Stochastic Spatial Representation of Soils: Dinar Case Study”, 11th European Earthquake Engineering Conference, Paris, France; September 1998.
  • Ural,D., Gülkan,P., Sucuoğlu, H., Bakır, S., Doyuran, V., Coşkun, B., and Yılmaz,T. “Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment of the City of Izmir”, World Forum on Seismic Safety of Big Cities, Istanbul, Turkey, September 21-15, 1998.
  • Ural, D. “Disaster Planning Policies for Developing Countries”, 27th IAHS World Housing Conference, California, USA; June 1999.
  • Ural, D. “A Parametric Study for Soil Liquefaction by Neural Networks” ASCE 13th Engineering Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, USA; June 1999.
  • Mashnad, M. and Ural, D. “Stochastics for Offshore Structures”, 9th International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Bergen, Norway; August 9-12, 1999.
  • Esen, S. and Ural, D. ” The Use of Stochastic Methods to Determine the Dynamic Fracture Strength”, 9th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Paris, France, August 25-28, 1999.
  • Ural, D. N. and Sağlamer, “Geotechnical Observations from the Kocaeli Earthquake and Proposed Disaster Policies” A. Proceedings of the ITU-IAHS International Conference on the Kocaeli Earthquake of August 17, 1999, Istanbul, Turkey, December 2-5, 1999.
  • Ural, D. “A Neural Network Approach for Geotechnical Aspects of the Kocaeli Earthquake” ASCE 14th Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference, Austin, Texas, USA; May 21-   24, 2000.
  • Ural, D. “The 1999 Kocaeli and Düzce Earthquakes:  Lessons Learned and Possible Remedies to  Minimize Future Losses”, A Workshop on Seismic Fault-induced Failures, University of Tokyo,  Japan, January 11-12, 2001. (invited keynote).
  • Ural, D. “Mitigation For Housing In Disaster Prone Regions”, IAHS 29th International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 21-25, 2001.
  • Ural, D. “A Stochastic Tool for Soil Liquefaction”, IAHS 30th International Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, September, 2002.
  • Ural, D., Saygılı, G., Bayrak, B. “Liquefaction effects on Housing during the Kocaeli, Turkey Earthquake”, IAHS 31st International Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 23-27, 2003.
  • Ural, D., Ünlü, A., Şener, S., Erkut, G., Helvacıoğlu,İ., Tezer, A. “Urban Disaster Mitigation in Istanbul”, 2nd International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan, October 30-31, 2003.
  • Ural, D., Saygılı, G., Bayrak, B. “Liquefaction Potential Assessment in Layered Soils by Probabilistic Neural Networks Based on the Kocaeli, Turkey Earthquake International Conference on Cyclic Behaviour of Soils and Liquefaction Phenomena, Bochum, Germany, March 31- April 2, 2004.
  • Saygılı, G., Hanna, M.A., Ural, D. “Neural Network Model for Liquefaction Potential in Layered Soils Using Turkey and Taiwan Earthquake Data”, ASCE Geofrontiers Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, January 24-26, 2005.
  • Bayrak, B., Ural, D. “Strong Ground Motion Attenuation Relationship Model By Using Neural Network Methodology”, 11th International Conference of IACMAG International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Turin, Italy, June 19-24, 2005.
  • Hanna, M.A., Ural, D., Saygılı, G. “Evaluation of liquefaction potential of soil deposits based on SPT and CPT test results”, ERES 2005 5th Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, Skiathos, Greece, May 30 – June 1, 2005.
  • Ural, D., Sarıyar, O. “Evaluation of Soil-Structure Interaction by using Neural Network Methodology”, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, April 18-22, 2006.
  • Ural, D., Ulker, S. “Lessons Learned from the 1999-Kocaeli and Duzce Earthquakes”, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, April 18-22, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “İssues in Urban Disaster Management”, NATO Conference on Management of Urban Earthquake Risk in Central Asian and Caucasus Countries, Istanbul, Turkey, May 15-19, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “The Disaster Management Perspective of the November 20, 2004 Event in Istanbul”, NATO Security through Science Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics-Vol.19, 2007, pages 375-382, Washington DC, USA, September 8-9, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “Earthquake Engineering & Disaster Management in Turkey”, University of Tokyo -ITU Workshop on Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10-17, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “Disaster Management Education and Policies in Turkey”, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C:  Environmental Security, pages 397-403, Springer, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey, September 26-29, 2006.
  • Ural, D. and M. Tolon, “Slope Stability During Earthquakes: A Neural Network Application”, American Society of Civil Engineers GeoCongress 2008, Special Publication No.179, pages 878-885, New Orleans, USA, March 9-12, 2008.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Use of Artificial Intelligence Algorithm in Housing Projects Efficiency Decisions”, Proceedings of the XXXVIIIth IAHS World Congress, pp. 217-225, Istanbul, Turkey, April 16-19, 2012.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Geotechnical Considerations for Offshore Wind Turbines based on Neural Network”, Proceedings of the 2012 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM’12), pp. 3265-3276, Seoul, Korea, Aug,26-29, 2012.
  • Tolon M. and Ural D., “A Comparative Numerical Analysis for Liquefaction”, 7th Turkey National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Conference Proceedings Book, Paper no:64, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Liquefaction Analysis in 3D based on Neural Network Algorithm”, Proceedings Book of 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “A Recommended Rating System for the Expected Earthquake Performance of Buildings: Case Study for Turkey”, Proceedings of the 39th IAHS World Congress, Vol.1, pp.1305-1312, Milan, Italy, September 17-20, 2013.
  • Tolon M. and Ural, D.; “Lessons Learned From the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake in Disaster Management”. Proceedings of 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering -10NCEE, 1020(1020), 2014.
  • Ural, D. “Planning, Policy and Regulation Changes in Turkey following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake” , International Conference On Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, And Sustainable Reconstruction: The Role Of Architectural, Planning, And Engineering Education, Boston; invited speaker, 2014.
  • Tolon M., Ural, D, and Goss, K.; “Earthquake Risk Mitigation Policies and Methodologies: A Global View”. Proceedings of Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), 790, 2014.
  • Toraman, E., Tolon M., and Ural, D.; “A Comparative Study of Soil Classifıcations Using International Approaches”. Proceedings of SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World, Cambridge, UK, 2015.
  • Toraman, E., and Ural, D.; “Estimation of Structural Damage Due to Seismic Soil Parameters Following the Northridge Earthquake”, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Santiago, Chile, 2017.

Technical Reports

  • Tankut,T., Ersoy,U., Kocyigit, A., Wasti,T. and Ural, D., “The Dinar Earthquake of October 1st, 1995”, The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Civil Engineering Technology and Research Group Publication, October 1995.
  • Sucuoğlu, H., Kocyigit, A., Özkan, Y., Ural, D., Bakır, S., Tankut,T., Ersoy,U., Özcebe, G., Wasti,T, and Çokça, E., “The Engineering Report for the Dinar Earthquake of October 1st, 1995″, Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers & Architects – Ankara Chapter Publication, December 1995.
  • Ural, D. “Disaster Policies and their Economic Consequences: Case Study for Turkey”, Middle East Technical University Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center, Report: METU/DMC 99-01, 46pp.
  • Özkan, M.Y., Ural, D., Çokça, E., and Bakır, S. “The Geotechnical Report for the 1998 Ceyhan-Mises Earthquake”, Middle East Technical University, Earthquake Research Center Report, July 1999.
  • Ansal, A. , Bardet, J.P. , Bray, J., Cetin , K.O., Durgunoğlu, T., Erdik, M., Kaya, A., Ural, D., Yılmaz, T., Youd, L. “Initial Geotechnical Observations of the August 17, 1999, Izmit Earthquake”,  C. Berkeley, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)  Report, 2000.

Book Chapters

  • Hanna, A.M. , Ural, D., Saygılı, G., “Evaluation of the liquefaction potential of soil deposits based on SPT and CPT test results”, Transactions on the Built Environment, Earthquake Resistant  Engineering Structures V, WIT Press, Vol.81, 2005.
  • Ural, D. “International Disaster Management Cooperation: A Case Study for Turkey and the USA”, The Future of Emergency Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute, USA, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “The Disaster Management Perspective of the November 20, 2004 Event in Istanbul”, Emergency Management Lessons for Homeland Security – Policing Response to Terrorism NATO Security through Science Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics-Vol.19, 2007, pages 375-382, Washington DC, USA, September 8-9, 2006.
  • Ural, D., “Disaster Management Education and Policies in Turkey”, Integration of Information for Security NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, pages 397-403, Springer, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey, September 26-29, 2006.
  • Ural, D., Kocaeli 1999 Earthquake, Lessons Learned, Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Reference Book, ISBN: 978-3-642-36197-5, 2015.
  • Ural, D. Disaster Life Cycle in Turkey: Planning, Policy and Regulation Changes” Chapter 14, Edited Book by A. Awotona, ‘Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide’ Ashgate Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-4724-6815-4, 2016.

 PROFESSIONAL

Funded Research Performed

  • D. Ural, S. Ülker “Soil Dynamics: Stochastic and Finite Element Analysis” Istanbul Technical University Research Office, Istanbul, Turkey, BAP (2005 – 2006).
  • D.Ural (coordinator), Sinan M. Şener, Alper Ünlü, M. Kadıoğlu, Azime Tezer, Gülden Erkut, Ismail Helvacıoğlu “Istanbul Earthquake Master Plan – Disaster Management and Public Education”, Istanbul Greater Municipality, (11/2002 – 7/2003).
  • D. Ural (Coordinator, Principal Investigator), “A Cooperative Hazard Impact Reduction Effort Via Education (ACHIEVE)”, Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), United States Agency for International Development and Office of Foreign Disaster Affairs, Washington, D.C., USA (2000-2004).
  • Ural, “Improving the Quality of Education in Foundation Engineering”, Istanbul Technical University Research Office, Istanbul, Turkey (2000-2001).
  • “Seismic Soil Behavior:  Izmir Case Study”, Dean of Engineering Research Assistant Support Program, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1998-2001).
  • D. Ural, P.Gülkan, H.Sucuoğlu, S.Bakır, B. Coşkun, V. Doyuran , “Seismic Hazard Analysis for the Izmir Metropolitan Region”, Turkish Prime Ministry State Planning Organization Grant, Ankara, Turkey, (1998-2000).
  • D. Ural, H.Saka; “Soil Liquefaction Potential : A Neural Network Approach”, Middle East Technical  University Research Office, Ankara (1997-1999).
  • Y. Özkan, D.Ural, S.Bakir; “Soil Amplification Studies for the Dinar Earthquake”, The General Directorate of Disaster Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (1996-1997).
  • D. Ural (Principal Investigator), “Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes; Risk Minimization”, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1995-1997).

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Emergency Management, USA, 2010 – Present.
  • Karaca, M. and Ural, D.,, “Proceedings of the ITU-IAHS International Conference on the Kocaeli Earthquake of August 17, 1999”, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999.
  • Boyacıoğlu, D., Taşkın, B., Ural, D.,  “Proceedings of the FEMA-ITU Higher Education Conference”,  Istanbul, Turkey;  January 16 – 17, 2003.

Professional and Honorary Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers;
  • Former President, and Founding Secretary, ASCE Turkey Group
  • Former Committee Member, Technical Committee on Lifelines and Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Investigation Committee
  • Urban Development Division, Past Executive Committee Secretary
  • Member
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Member
  • International Association for Housing Science, Member, and Secretary
  • International Association of Emergency Managers, Member, and Turkey Country Representative
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Member
  • The Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi, Member
  • Global Relations Forum Think Tank, Invited Member

Honors and Awards

  • Hall of Fame Inductee, International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, International Association of Emergency Managers, Orlando, FL (2012)
  • Olympic Torch Bearer – London 2012, for Efforts in Disaster Preparedness, York, England-June 19, 2012 (selected by Samsung, Official Sponsor of the Olympics, among 6 awardees from Turkey)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Award of Merit to Turkey Group, 2001
  • University of Tokyo, Institute for Industrial Science, Special Keynote Award, 2001
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Technical Committee on Lifelines and Earthquake Engineering, Recognition Award, 1999
  • Sigma-Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, 1994
  • Kajima Corporation Research Fellow; Princeton University, 1991-1993
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Murray Mantel Scholarship, 1989
  • Phi-Kappa-Phi Academic Honor Society, 1988
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, South Florida Scholarship, 1988

 

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