CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

06.2013 - 07.2018

Dr. Sc. in Civil Engineering

Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Thesis title : Quantification of biological effects on soil stability

Supervisors : Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman (ETHZ) and Dr. Frank Graf (WSL – SLF)

09.2010 - 01.2013

M. Sc. in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis title : Utilisation of artificial pneumatic muscles on large-scale direct shear test setup

09.2005 - 06.2010

B. Sc. in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

WORK EXPERIENCE

11.2020 - Present: Postdoctoral researcher

Computational Geosciences, University of Göttingen, Germany.

01.2019 - 11.2020 Postdoctoral research associate

National Green Infrastructure Facility (NGIF), Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • Working as a research associate in PLEXUS and ACHILLES projects

  • Management of research conducted in Sustainable Drainage Systems Laboratory

  • Management and visualisation of the real-time data from sensors used at NGIF

  • Supervision of MSc, MEng and BEng students in Civil Engineering

10.2018 - 12.2018: Postdoctoral researcher

Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Developing an application for the visualisation of a soil model to be used in teaching (OCC-R)

06.2017 - 10.2018: Scientific assistant

Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Developing a regional early warning system for shallow landslides

06.2013 - 06.2017: PhD student

WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos Dorf, Switzerland

  • Working as a PhD student in Mountain Ecosystems research group

  • Working as a guest PhD student in Mountain Torrents research group

02.2011 - 04.2013: Teaching assistant

Department of Civil Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul

  • Management of research in Karl Terzaghi Soil Mechanics Laboratory

  • Administrative tasks of Karl Terzaghi Soil Mechanics Laboratory

  • Assisting the teaching in numerous courses related to geotechnical engineering

AWARDS

Culmann Prize 2019

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Outstanding doctoral thesis in civil engineering

Roland Schlich Early Career Scientist’s Travel Support 2018

European Geosciences Union

Presentation in “Landslide Hydrology”

INVITED TALKS

10.2019

Annual Seminar of Northern Geotechnical Group

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

09.2019

Multi-scale Analysis of Slopes under Climate Change

Barcelona, Spain

05.2018

5th Italian Workshop on Landslides

Naples, Italy

FUNDING

Workshop organisation

Postponed due to COVID-19

From roots to leaves: Linking vegetation to natural hazards

Supported by University of Bath as part of EPSRC grant reference EP/S012168/1

£15000

REVIEWER ACTIVITY

  • Catena

  • Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment

  • Géotechnique Letters

  • Ecological Engineering

  • Landslides

  • Plant Soil

  • Journal of Mountain Engineering

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

  • British Geotechnical Association

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Turkish (Mother tongue)

  • English (C1 level)

  • German (B1 level)

  • Italian (A2 level)