Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivered a keynote presentation on Durability and Long-term Performance Modeling of FRP-Concrete Systems at the 6th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2012) held on June 13-15, 2012, in Rome, Italy.

June, 2012

Denvid Lau successfully defended his Ph.D thesis work on effects of moisture on debonding in bi-layer material systems under the supervision of Professor Oral Buyukozturk at MIT.

May, 2012

Graduate student Denvid Lau attended the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco and presented a paper entitled "Multiscale modeling of organic-inorganic interface: From molecular dynamics simulation to finite element modeling". The paper was authored by D. Lau, O. Buyukozturk and M.J. Buehler.

April, 2012

2011 American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Faculty Fellowship Award. Received at the ASNT Fall Conference in Palm Springs, California, 24-28 October, 2011.

October, 2011

Professor Oral Buyukozturk of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded the Golden Mirko Ros Medal from EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, for “Most valuable and sustained contribution to materials science and engineering in the domain of civil engineering and also for his outstanding research support to EMPA over the past two decades”.

May, 2011

NDTMS-2011

An International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Materials and Structures, NDTMS-2011 is to be held on May 15-18, 2011 at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Istanbul, Turkey, is being organised. Please visit the symposium website at http://www.ndtms.itu.edu.tr for detailed information and submittting papers. For the second announcment of the symposium refer to NDTMS-2011.

May, 2011

New journal and conference papers published recently:

  • Oral Buyukozturk, Markus J Buehler, Denvid Lau and Chakrapan Tuakta (2011), "Structural Solution Using Molecular Dynamics: Fundamentals and a Case Study of Epoxy-Silica Interface", International Journal of Solids and Structures 48 (14-15): 2131-2140.
  • Oral Buyukozturk, Robert Haupt, Chakrapan Tuakta, and Justin Chen (2011), "Remote Detection of Debonding in FRP-strengthened Concrete Structures using Acoustic-Laser Technique," International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Materials and Structure, Istanbul, Turkey, May, 2011.
  • Denvid Lau, Chakrapan Tuakta, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus Buehler (2011), "Modeling of Interfaces: A Continuum to Atomistic Approach", 2011 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 2-4 June 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Chakrapan Tuakta and Oral Buyukozturk (2011), "Deterioration of FRP/Concrete Bond System under Variable Moisture Conditions Quantified by Fracture Mechanics", Composites Part B: Engineering 42 (2): 145-154.
  • Denvid Lau and Oral Buyukozturk (2010), "Fracture Characterization of Concrete/Epoxy Interface Affected by Moisture", Mechanics of Materials 42 (12): 1031-1042.

May, 2011

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has granted their 2011 ASNT Fellowship Award to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the work on remote detection of debonding in FRP-strengthened concrete structures using acoustic-laser technique .

May, 2011

Chakrapan Tuakta successfully defended his Ph.D thesis work on effects of moisture on debonding in FRP-retrofitted concrete system under the supervision of Professor Oral Buyukozturk at MIT.

April, 2011

Patent US 13/069,996 finalized with United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 8, 2011 (confirmation no. 1162) for “System and method for detecting damage, defect, and reinforcement in fiber-reinforced polymer bonded concrete systems using far-field radar”, O. Buyukozturk et al.

April, 2011

Doctoral student Denvid Lau was selected as a 2011 Harvey Fellow by the Mustard Seed Foundation. The Harvey Fellows Program awards scholarships to "Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations." Lau's doctoral research is on the debonding of bi-layer material systems under moisture effects, work supervised by Professors Oral Buyukozturk and Markus Buehler.

March, 2011

Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivered a keynote presentation on Engineering Education for a Changing World at the International Engineering Education Conference held on November 4-6, 2010, in Antalya, Turkey.

November, 2010


Professor Oguz Gunes presented a paper entitled "Civil Engineering Vision Studies in developed Countries and Their Reflections in Turkey" in the Symposium on Civil Engineering Education held on November 6-7, 2009, in Antalya, Turkey. The paper was authored by O.Buyukozturk, O. Gunes, B. Gunes.

November, 2009

U.S. Provision Patent Pending for Systen and Method for Detection of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Bonded Concrete System Using Far-field Radar
Buyukozturk et al.

Two new National Science Foundation (NSF) projects were awarded:

  • Debonding of Bi-layer Material Systems under Moisture Effects A Multi-scale Fracture Approach
  • Remote Detection of Damages in FRP-retrofitted Concrete Structures using Acoustic-Laser Vibrometry

September, 2009

Graduate student Denvid Lau attended the Symposium of FRPRC-9 in Sydeny and presented a paper entitled "Moisture Degradation of Concrete/epoxy system". The paper was authored by D. Lau and O. Buyukozturk.

July, 2009

Professor Oguz Gunes presented in the XVI National Mechanics Congress a paper entitled "Fracture Modeling of debonidng Problems in FRP Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams" at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey on June 22-26, 2009. The paper was authored by O.Gunes, O. Buyukozturk, E. Karaca.

June, 2009

Professor Oral Buyukozturk elected to Scotland’s national academy

In recognition of his multidisciplinary work in fundamental fields, including the mechanics of structures and materials for sustainable civil infrastructures, Professor Oral Buyukozturk of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters. Corresponding Fellows are internationally distinguished non-resident fellows of the society. During the induction ceremony held May 11 in Edinburgh, new Fellows signed the Society's 225-year-old membership book, putting Buyukozturk in the company of Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Clerk Maxwell and James Watt, whose names are also among those carved in stone on MIT buildings. On the following day, Buyukozturk delivered a keynote presentation at the Telford Institute’s International Conference on Sonic and Radar NDT of Infrastructure, which was held in connection with the Royal Society ceremony. 

Read more: http://cee.mit.edu/news/releases/2009/buyukozturk

Professor Oral Buyukozturk gave a keynote presentation entitled Very High Frequency Radar and Non-contact NDT" at National Telford Institute Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 12, 2009.

May, 2009

Tzu-Yang Yu defended his Ph.D thesis work on distant NDT of FRP wrapped concrete under the supervision of Professor Oral Buyukozturk at MIT.

June, 2008

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has granted their 2008 ASNT Fellowship Award to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the work on far-field airborne radar for the condition assessment of critical civil infrastructures.

April, 2008

Graduate student Denvid Lau was recipient of the Fall 2007 Marvin E. Goody Award for his S.M. thesis entitled "Use of Advanced Composite Materials in Innovative Building Design Solutions" supervised by Professor Oral Buyukozturk.

Dec, 2007