Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Dr. Ayhan Irfanoglu joins Purdue University as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the structures group. His research interests include development of conceptual and practical frameworks for performance-based structural design and evaluation, uncertainty modeling and rational decision-making in engineering, earthquake and blast engineering, modal testing and analysis, structural health-monitoring, large-scale structural analysis and simulation, and engineering seismology. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, with a bachelors degree in civil engineering and completed both his masters and doctoral programs at California Institute of Technology in civil engineering. After his Ph.D. in 2000, he served as an engineer for a nationwide engineering consulting company, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in California. Dr. Irfanoglu has also been a team member in evaluating and providing technical support for the Bingol earthquake, May 2003, the Kocaeli earthquake, August 1999, and the Northridge earthquake, January 1994.