Gökhan Baykal

Rank & Status: 

Professor, full time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6487

Fax: 

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

Education: 
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A. 1987
M.S. Geotechnical Engineering Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey 1982
B.S. Civil Engineering Engineering Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Service on the Faculty: 
Professor 1996-Present  
Associate Professor 1990-1996  
Assistant Professor 1989  
Original Appointment 1989
Experience: 
Responsibility Location Date
Director Center for Industrial By-product Recycling 1994-1998
Research Associate Louisiana Transportation Research Center 1988
Geotechnical Engineer Woodward Clyde Consultants 1984
Publications: 

Journal Publications

  • Baykal, G., Döven, A. G., "Utilization of Fly Ash by Pelletization Process; theory application areas and research results", Resources Conservation and Recycling Journal , (30), 2000, pp. 59-77.
  • Baykal, G., Edinçliler, A., and Saygili A., “Highway Embankment Construction Using Fly Ash in Cold,” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol 42, (2004), Article in Press.
  • Edinçliler, A., Baykal, G. and Dengili, K., “Determination of Static and Dynamic Behavior of Recycled Materials for Highways,” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol 42 ,(2004), Article in Press.

Conference Proceedings

  • Baykal, G. and Edinçliler, A., “Converting Waste into Superior Geomaterials”, 7th International Syposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki-Finland, June, 8-10, 2004.
  • Edinçliler, A., Baykal, G., ve Dengili, K., Shear Strength of Waste Materials in Embankment Construction, 7th International Syposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki-Finlandiya, June, 8-10, 2004.
  • Baykal, G., “Leak Retarding Liners for Underground Storage Tanks ”, 7th International Syposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Helsinki-Finland, June, 8-10 , 2004.
  • Baykal, G., Ozkul, Z., " The Effect of Stress on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Rubber Soil Liners Permeated with Gasoline", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering , Vol 3, pp-1955-1958, 27-31 August 2001.
  • Akkol O., Baykal, G., "A New Test Device and Method: Geotextile-Soil Interface Cylindrical Test (gict)", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering , Vol 2, pp-1547-1550, 27-31 August 2001
  • Ata, A., O'Neill, M.W., Baykal, G., "Enhancement of Side Resistance in Bored Piles with Lime", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering , Vol. 2, pp-839-842, 27-31 August 2001.
  • Baykal, G., and Metehan, T., "The Effect of Lime Treatment on the Shear Strength Parameters of the Clay-Concrete Interface," Transportation Research Board, 76th Annual Meeting , 12-16 January, Washington DC, 2001.
  • Baykal, G., Balcı, M., "The Energy Consumed During Liquefaction and its Effect on the Structures" ZM 8, 8th Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering National Conference , 26-27 October, 2000, Istanbul, pp.417-427 (in Turkish).
  • Baykal, G., Doven, A.G., "Lightweight Concrete Production Using Unsintered Fly Ash Pellet Aggregates", ACAA Thirteenth International Symposium on Management and Use of Coal Combustion Products , January 11-14, Orlando, FL, 1999, Vol 1, pp 3,1-13.
  • Baykal, G., Sahtiyancı, M., Ata, A., and O'Neill, M., "Lime Stabilization of Bored Pile-Soil Interface", ZM 7, Seventh Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering National Conference , 22-23 October 1998, Istanbul, Vol.2, pp.460-468 (in Turkish).
Memberships: 
  • Nat. Res. Council, Transportation Res. Board, Cementitious Stabilization Committee, A2J01, USA
  • Nat. Res. Council, Transportation Res. Board, Physicochemical Phen. in Soils Commitee, USA
  • Turkish National Commitee of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • ISSMGE Technical Commitee TC 17 "Soil Improvement Techniques"

  • ISSMGE Technical Committee TC 10 "Geophysical Applications"
  • Turkish National Committee of Clay Minerals
  • Turkish National Committee of Highways
Courses: 
Course Code Course Title Hours per Week
CE 331 Earth Sciences 2 hrs. lecture + 2 lab
CE 636 Soil Behavior 3 hrs. lecture
CE 334 Soil Mechanics Laboratory 1 hr. lecture + 3 lab
CE 530 Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory 3 hrs. lecture
Awards: 
Honorary Fellow University of Wisconsin, Madison
Fellowship Louisiana State University