Profile of Prof. Taciroglu

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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


PhD, 1998, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, 1995, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, 1993, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

 Selected Awards and Honors

Fellow, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, 2015
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.