Emre Otay

Rank & Status: 

Associate Professor, full time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6432

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457+90(212) 265-8488

Academic Web Page: 
Education: 
Ph.D. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering University of Florida, U.S.A. 1994
Dipl.-Ing.. Civil Engineering Tech. Univ. Braunschweig, Germany 1990
B.S. Civil Engineering Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 1987
Experience: 
Professional Experience
Responsibility Location Date
Assistant Professor Bogazici Univ., Dept. of Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey 1996-Present
Project Scientist Coastal Engineering Consultants, Naples, Florida, U.S.A. 1995-1996
Research Assistant University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. 1990-1994
Engineer Leichtweiss Institute for Hydraulics, Braunschweig, Germany 1989-1990
Graduate Assistant Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany 1987-1989
Computer Analyst Seyas Engineers, Architects and Consultants, Istanbul, Turkey 1986-1987
Engineering Trainee Dr. Armbruster Bau GmbH, Freiburg, Germany 1985
Consulting Experience (during last three years)
Responsibility Location Date
Project Director Pendik Pier feasibility study / Istanbul Dredging Association 2004
Expert Witness Civil Court of Istanbul; Two lawsuits regarding median line disputes between shipyards. 2003-2004
Project Associate Turkish Glass Factories; Feasibility study for Cayirova Container Port. 2003
Design Engineer Illenberger & Associates, South Africa; St. Francis Bay Coastal Erosion and Permeable Groin Design. 2002-2003
Control Engineer Altinok Consulting Engrg. Ltd. Co., Istanbul; Sanliurfa drinking water design and build works. 2003
Consultant ENKA-ENET Engineering Research Consulting Inc., Istanbul; Bridge scour analysis for Aydin-Denizli expressway. 2003
Expert Witness Civil Court of Istanbul; Lawsuits following Volgoneft (1999) and Gotia (2002) tanker accidents and oil spills in the Turkish Straits.
Publications: 

Journal Publications

  1. Demir, H., Otay, E.N., Work, P.A., ve Borekci, O.S. (2004) "Effects of dredge holes on the shoreline change in the Black Sea", J. Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 130(4), 170-178.
  2. Kazezyilmaz-Alhan, M.C., and Otay, E.N. (2001) "Earthquake generated water waves on uniformly sloping coasts," Hydrologic Sciences and Technology Journal , American Institute of Hydrology, 17(1-4), 177-190.
  3. Otay, E.N., and Yenigun, O.,Volgoneft-248 (2001) "Volgoneft-248 oil spill in the Marmara Sea," Turkish Shipping World , Turkish Chamber of Shipping, 18(3), 6-12.
  4. Tan, B., and Otay, E.N.(1999) "A stochastic model for vessel casualties resulting from oil tanker traffic through narrow waterways," Naval Research Logistics , Wiley, 46(8), 871-892.

Conference Proceedings 

  1. Samanci A., and Otay E.N. (2004) "Design of a semi-permeable pile groin against coastal erosion at the St. Francis Bay, South Africa", Proc. 17th Tech. Conf. of Civil Engineering, Turkish Society of Civil Engineers, Istanbul. (on CD-ROM)
  2. Demir, H., Otay, E.N., Work, P.A., and Borekci, O.S. (2003) "Effects of dredge holes on the shoreline change in the Black Sea", Proc. Coastal Sediments '03, ASCE, Tampa, FL, U.S.A. 191-205.
  3. Otay, E.N., Yenigun, O. (2003), "An Oil Spill in the Bosporus: The Gotia accident," Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. on Oil Spills in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions, Istanbul, 27-42.
  4. Otay, N.E., and Ozkan, S. (2003), "Stochastic prediction of maritime accidents in the Strait of Istanbul", Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. on Oil Spills in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions. Istanbul,55-64
  5. Otay, E.N., Demir, H., Borekci, O.S., ve Work, P.A. (2002a) "Marine sand exploitation off the Turkish Black Sea coast", Proc. Littoral 2002, Eurocoast/EUCC, Porto, 467-476.
  6. Savran, S., and Otay, E.N.(2002). "Numerical modeling of coastal erosion at the Kizilirmak Delta", Proc. 4. Nat. Conf. on Coastal Engineering , Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Antalya, 493-505 (in Turkish)
  7. Otay, E.N., Demir, H., ve Borekci, O.S. (2002). "Effects of offshore dredging to the shore",Proc. 4. Nat. Conf. on Coastal Engineering , Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Antalya, 745-758 (in Turkish)
  8. Copty, N., Otay, E.N., and Work, P.A. (2000), "Residual Contamination at Seabed due to Vertical Transport of Oil," Proc. 2nd Intl. Conf. on Oil Spills in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions . Istanbul, 245-257.
  9. Otay, E.N., and Yenigun, O. (2000), "The Volgoneft-248 Oil Spill in the Marmara Sea,"Proc. 2nd Intl. Conf. on Oil Spills in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions . Istanbul, 13-23.
  10. Demir, H., Savran, S., ve Otay, E.N.(2000) "Feasibility of an alternative beach fill for Bandirma" Proc. 3rd Nat. Conf. on Coastal Engineering , Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Canakkale, 403-417 (in Turkish)
  11. Kazezyilmaz-Alhan, C.M.,Otay, E.N. (2000) "Earthquake-Generated Water Waves on Uniformly Sloping Coastline," Intl. Conf. of the American Institue of Hydrology, Research Triangle Park, N. Carolina, 423-434.
  12. Otay, E.N., Kazezyilmaz, C.M. (2000) "Coastal waves generated by seismic motion of the sea bed," Proc. 3rd Nat. Conf. on Coastal Engineering, Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Canakkale, 57-65 (in Turkish)
Courses: 
Course Code Course Title
CE 592 Coastal Sediment Transport
CE 505 Applied Stochostic Analysis and Modeling
CE 414 Introduction to Coastal Engineering
CE 312 Hydraulic Engineering 1
CE 311 Fluid Mechanics
CE 202 Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
Awards: 

Sponsorship for the Most Outstanding Student Paper, American Inst. of Hydrology, 2000

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