Ilgin Gokasar joins the team of experts in the Commissions for Autonomous Vehicles by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, General Directorate of National Technology

The commission aim is to develop a plan, with the cooperation of the academy, public and private sectors, enabling Level 4 autonomous vehicles to be utilized on open roads under the supervision of a security driver, and to begin testing processes. For this purpose, challenges in priority areas will be identified by the commission, and different countries will be identified. Solutions and legislative change proposals for these difficulties by examining the implementations will be developed.

New journal paper authored by Construction Materials group led by Nilüfer Özyurt Zihnioğlu

The paper entitled "Sustainability and cost-effectiveness of steel and polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete pavement mixtures" authored by Onur Öztürk and Nilüfer Özyurt Zihnioğlu published in Journal of Cleaner Production (SCI-E / Q1).
The paper may be reached via the following link for 50 days

Serdar Selamet presented at the Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2022) at John Hopkins University

Serdar Selamet attended Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2022) at John Hopkins University in Baltimore between the dates of May 31-June 3. He presented the work titled “ Post-Fire Stability and Performance of Tall Steel Buildings” and chaired the session in structural fire engineering.  

Zeynep Yıldırım served as an independent Expert to EC under call: HORIZON-RESILIENCE-01.

Zeynep Yıldırım served as an independent Expert evaluator for the project proposals submitted to European Commission- under call: HORIZON-RESILIENCE-01, Pillar 3 - Innovative Europe.
The IER phase of the evaluation started on 1st week of May and extended till 23rd May. Zeynep Yıldırım evaluated 7 project proposals with other Experts and attended the Consensus meetings in June through webex.

Ilgın Gökaşar co-authored three new journal publications

Three new publications co-authored by Dr. Ilgın Gökaşar have been published:

·        Deveci, M., I. Gokasar, and P. R. Brito-Parada (2022) A comprehensive model for socially responsible rehabilitation of mining sites using Q-rung orthopair fuzzy sets and combinative distance-based assessment, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 200, 117155, ISSN 0957-4174,

Serdar Selamet co-authored a journal paper publication in Fire Safety Journal

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Serdar Selamet's research paper with joint collaboration of University of Manchester (Prof. Yong C. Wang) and Royal Academy of Engineering Newton Fund is published in Fire Safety Journal. This research will pave the way to ensure fire door inspection after minor or moderate earthquakes in structures.


Two new publications are co-authored by Nilüfer Özyurt Zihnioğlu

The paper entitled “Evaluation of mechanical properties and structural behaviour of concrete pavements produced with virgin and recycled aggregates: an experimental and numerical study” of Sustainable Construction Materials Group headed by Dr. Nilüfer Özyurt Zihnioğlu has been published in “International Journal of Pavement Engineering” (Q1). 

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Ilgın Gökaşar joins the International panel in collaboration with Pomeroy Academy

Ilgın Gökaşar attended an online seminar on “The role of smart city projects in sustainability and resilience”, which took place between 14.00-15.00 on Monday, December 20, 2021, organized in collaboration with Pomeroy Academy. 

Following Prof. Jason Pomeroy ‘s speech on “Culture, Innovation and Smart Zone”, Lean Doody, together with Cüneyt TAŞKESEN, Dr. Ilgın  Gökaşar, and Yelda Reis, evaluated new ways for the resilient and smart cities of tomorrow.