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Mete A. Sozen

Paul H. Kettelhut Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

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

Office: HAMP G129A / BOWN 1050
Phone: (765) 494-2186
Email: sozen@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)
Affiliation(s)

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

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

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

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.