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CET hosting visiting professor from Turkey 

The Civil Engineering Technology department is hosting a visiting scholar from Turkey for the next few months. He will assist Dr. Fatih Oncul with research related to the Rubble House project.


Dr. Mehmet Emin Oncu, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Dicle University in Diyarbakir, Turkey, will perform a variety of laboratory tests on the data collected from the Rubble House project and create numerical models for the seismic assessment of rubble houses.


Dr. Oncu obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Harran University, a master of science degree in 2000 from Ataturk University, and a Ph.D. in 2008 from Firat University’s Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Oncu’s Ph.D. thesis is titled Seismic Performance Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures. At Dicle University, he teaches courses in Dynamics, Nonlinear Analysis of Structures, Performance Based Seismic Design and Evaluation of Structures.


His stay in the United States is funded by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.