Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D.


5731E Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: (310) 267-4655
Fax: (310) 206-2222


Ph.D., (1998), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., (1995), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., (1993), Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Awards and Honors

  • ASCE Walter Huber Research Prize, 2011
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, ASCE Student Chapter at UCLA, 2003, 2009

Research Areas

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.