Instructor's Summary

Dr. Engin Aktas

Dr. Engin Aktas, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an international expert with over 25 years of extensive experience in Structural Design & Reliability, Engineering & Analysis, Architectural Non-destructive Evaluation for Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Damage Assessment & Safety Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring. Further, he is well-adept in the areas of Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis, Engineering Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Construction Materials, Civil Engineering System Analysis, Statistics for Civil Engineers, Dynamics, Transportation Engineering, Structures in Architecture and Reinforced Concrete Structures.

During his career life, Dr. Aktas performed the design, construction and installation of numerous high-rise structures in the USA. Previously, he was the Lead Research Engineer with an international company handling multi-million research projects on structural design & engineering. Further, he has been a Senior Professor to all personnel ranging from students to post graduate students at Universities and industrial clients. He is renowned for his enthusiasm and tremendous instructing skills. Moreover, he has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow of NRL/ASEE and the recipient of the Naval Research Laboratory/American Society for Engineering Education Award for his dedication and contributions to his field and was engaged with the US Naval Research for a project on ‘Damage Detection’.

Dr. Aktas has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). Further, he has a Post Doctorate degree in US Naval Research Laboratory (ASEE/NRL Fellow) in Washington DC, USA. Moreover, he is a well-respected member of the Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects.