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Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D.     

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5731E Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593
etacir@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 267-4655      Fax: (310) 206-2222
 
 Education
B.S., (1993), Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey
M.S., (1995), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., (1998), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Selected Awards and Honors
UCLA Faculty Career Development Award, 2002
Professor of the Year, ASCE Student Chapter at UCLA, 2003, 2009
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
ASCE Walter Huber Research Prize, 2011
 Research Interests
  My research interests lie within the broad area of Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics. I am currently working on topology optimization of smart material systems, soil-structure interaction in deep and shallow foundation systems, wave propagation in continuous media, inverse problems—with various applications in system identification, structural health monitoring as well as surveillance—and simulation of structural response under extreme loadings such as explosions, and ballistic impact.
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