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Mete A. Sozen

Karl H. Kettelhut Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

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Personal Web Site
http://purdue.edu/CE/Sozen

Education
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1957
M.S.C.E., University of Illinois, 1952
B.S.C.E., Robert College, Turkey, 1951

Research Summary
Development of professional design codes for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, and for earthquake-resistant design of reinforced concrete structures.

Selected Research Projects


  • "Istanbul at the Threshold", NSF AWARD, 2005

  • "Toward Real-Time Sensing", NSF AWARD, 2003

  • "Joint Technical Coordination Committee for US-Japan Cooperative Research in Urban Earthquake Disaster Mitigation", NSF AWARD, 1998-2004

  • "A Research Program for Autoadaptive Media", NSF AWARD, 1999

  • "An Alternative Approach to Earthquake-Hazards", NSF AWARD, 1999

  • "Performance in Shear of Concrete Bridge", NSF AWARD, 1998

Honors & Awards


  • Honorary Doctorate, Bogazici University, Turkey, 2004

  • John Parmer Award, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, 2003

  • Distinguished Lecturer, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2002

  • Noel Nathan Memorial Lecturer, University of British Columbia, 2002

  • Outstanding Paper Award, ASCE Council on Forensic Engineering, 1998

  • Honorary Doctorate, Johann Pannonius University, Hungary, 1998

  • Honorary Doctorate, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, 1998

  • Illinois Section Structural Group Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998

Selected Publications


  • P.F. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J. R. Harris, G. Haynes, L.T. Phan and M.A. Sozen, "September 11, 2001, Airliner Crash into the Pentagon", Journal of Performance Constructed Facilities, 19 (3), August 2005, 189-196.

  • P.F. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J. R. Harris, G. Haynes, L.T. Phan and M.A. Sozen, "Description of Structural Damage Caused by the Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon," Journal of Performance Constructed Facilities, 19 (3), August 2005, 197-205.

  • P.F. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J. R. Harris, G. Haynes, L.T. Phan and M.A. Sozen, "Toughness of the Pentagon Structure," Journal of Performance Constructed Facilities, 19 (3), August 2005, 206-211.

  • P.F. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J. R. Harris, G. Haynes, L.T. Phan and M.A. Sozen, "Response to Fire Exposure of the Pentagon Structural Elements," Journal of Performance Constructed Facilities, 19 (3), August 2005, 212-219.

  • P.F. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J. R. Harris, G. Haynes, L.T. Phan and M.A. Sozen, "Conclusions and Recommendations from the Pentagon Crash," Journal of Performance Constructed Facilities, 19 (3), August 2005, 220-221.

  • P.E. Mlakar, D.O. Dusenberry, J.R. Harris, G.F. Haynes, L.T. Phan, and M.A. Sozen, "The Pentagon Building Performance Report", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, 2003, 75p.