In Memoriam: Mete Sözen

It is with great saddness that we have learned the passing away of our colleague Mete A. Sözen.

After having graduated from Robert College (RC'51), Dr. Sözen obtained his PhD form the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He served on the Faculty of UIUC for most of his tenure, he last held the position of Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University. 

His impact on the prrofession has been recognized though many prestigious awards including and honorary doctorate from Boğaziçi University.


Seminar: Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas

Professor ARIO CECOTTI's seminar on Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas will take place on November 17th, 14:30. Boğaziçi University, VYKM 1. 

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) will be presented as a new construction material. Mechanical properties of CLT panels will be discussed, and the construction of multi-story buildings out of CLT panels with new generation self-tapping screws will be illustrated.

Workshop on Structural Fire Safety: July 26th, 2017

"Resilient and Sustainable Structural Engineering Risk Assessment of Tall Residential Buildings for Structural Fire Safety" workshop, organized by Assist. Prof. Serdar Selamet (Boğaizçi University) and Prof. Yong Wang (University of Manchester), will take place on July 26th, 2017 at Boğaziçi University. Fire engineering experts of UK will be discussing topics ranging frommeans of escape, structural fire response and smoke control to UK fire regulations.

Seminer: Geoteknik ve Temel Mühendisliğindeki Yenilikler, Güncel İksa ve Derin Temel Uygulamaları

Kasktaş A.Ş. Projeler Koordinatörü Alp Gökalp tarafından 1.12.2016 Perşembe günü bir seminer verilecektir. Seminer VYKM 2 numaralı salonda, 14:00-15:30 saatleri arasında gerçekleşecektir. "Geoteknik ve Temel Mühendisliğindeki Yenilikler, Güncel İksa ve Derin Temel Uygulamaları" başlıklı seminerin kapsamı aşağıda verilmektedir.

Seminar: Instrumentation and Montoring in Geotechnical Engineering

Orhan İnanır, technical manager at GEOgrup, will give a talk on November 3rd, 2016. The talk, which will take place at VYKM Room 2 and start at 14:00, will discuss methods for systematic planning for geotechnical monitoring. Topics covered will include measurement uncertainty, various instrumentation transducers and data acquisition systems (groundwater pressure, total stress, deformation, load and strain in structural members, temperature, vibration and noise), management of data and its presentation, and a case study.

Seminar by Prof. J. Carlos Santamarina

Prof. J. Carlos Santamarina will give a talk, entitled "Thermal, Elastic and Electromagnetic Properties of Soils, Characterization and Engineering Applications" on October 10, Monday, 14:00-15:30, at Vedat Yerlici Conference Center, Room 1. Prof. Santamaria is currently Professor of Earth Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and he is als the Associate Director of Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center.