Prof. Oral Buyukozturk's honors & awards


Elected Fellow of the Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters for "Transformative contributions to computational analysis, engineering and design." (2009)

The Golden Mirko Ros Medalfrom Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology for "Most valuable and sustained contribution to materials science and engineering ..." (2011)

George W. Housner Structural Control and Monitoring Medalfrom American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) for "Pioneering and transformative developments in video-based structural sensing and identification ... and their integration with groundbreaking engineering mechanics research and practice for enhancing civil infrastructural resilience and sustainability" (2018)

Distinguished Service and Leadership Award from MITto "Recognize outstanding departmental service and leadership contributions ... to further the department mission and vision and MIT as a whole." (2018)

Citation from the President of MIT, Rafael Reif in a letter dated August 27, 2018: "... You have not only advanced the boundaries of knowledge in your field but also brought so many of our young learners and researchers along with you in your discoveries. Your importance to our MIT community cannot be overstated. Thank you for advancing the MIT mission in such a sterling way."

Recipient of the George Macomber Professorship, MIT Endowed Chair (2019)

Elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2020)

Elected Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) (2023)

Elected Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) (1998)

National Faculty Fellow Awards from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) (2008 and 2011)

The Hojjat Adeli Award for innovation in Computing (2021)

Recognized as the top 0.1% cited scientist among a subgroup of 32,178 select top scientists world-wide within the Acoustic field of Science nad Engineering, Mendeley metadata of citations analyzed by Elsevier and coordinated by Stanford University. His research work in the Acoustics field includes wave propagation in nondestructive evaluation and sensing of physical infrastructure. (2021)

Mustafa Inan Special Award by his alma mater Istanbul Technical University (ITU) for excellence in science and engineering - top level ITU award bestowed on its faculty and alumni. (2023)

Student Awards


Stephanie Chin (junior)
The Juan Hermosilla (1957) Prize, given to a student demonstrating "exceptional talent and potential for future contributions at the intersection of mechanics, materials, structures and design"Read more.

Rayna Higuchi (first year student)
The CEE Best Undergraduate Research AwardRead more.

Jackson-Lee Jewett (M.Eng candidate)
The Tucker-Voss Award, presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who shows "particular promise in the field of building construction". Read more.

Dr. Hao Sun
Forbes' 30 under 30: Science. Read more.


Reza Mohammadi Ghazi
Best paper award, EMI conference. Read more.

Murat Uzun
Best presentation award, EMI 2017 conference. Read more.

Justin Chen and Abe Davis
The most Practical SHM Solution for Civil Infrastructures Award, with a $1000 prize for the SHM in Action demonstration at IWSHM 2017.


Stephanie Chin
Distinguished Freshman award for research from MIT and the CEE Best Undergraduate Research Award. Read more.

Justin Chen
The People's Choice Award at the 3rd Annual MIT CEE Video Competition.

Justin Chen
First Place at the MIT CEE Innovation@One Business Pitch Champion.


Cheahuychou Mao (Freshman)
Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research.

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