Structural Engineering Expert 520523 OH

Expertise Description

I have been in the field of Structural Engineering for over two decades with research focusing on computational simulation and experimental testing of structures under extreme loads including earthquakes. I have been investigating collapse performance of reinforced concrete and steel buildings through field experiments and numerical simulations.  I have additional experience in the Design, modeling and analysis of structures and their components, Dynamic and progressive collapse of buildings, Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, Evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges, Nonlinear structural analysis, and Sustainable structural design. I have also been offering my services for more than 15 years as a structural engineering expert witness in Ohio.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

I am a structural engineering professor and a registered professional engineer in Ohio. My expertise is on structural design, and damage and collapse assessment of structures under unusual loading conditions.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structures) University of California Berkeley
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structures) Cornell University Ithaca New York
B.S. Civil Engineering Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi Ankara Turkey

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, P.E., State of Ohio

Awards & Affiliation

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute (PCI)
Structural Engineering Association of Ohio (SEAoO)

Primary Affiliation

American Concrete Institute (ACI)