Erol Kalkan serves as a research structural engineer at the United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif, USA. He earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering seismology from the Middle East Technical University. His second M.S. degree in structural engineering was received from the Bosporus (Bogazici) University in Turkey. His Ph.D. degree in structural engineering (major) and in geotechnical engineering (minor) is from the University of California, Davis. He has years of experience in conducting multicomponent research and consulting as a practitioner. He is the author and coauthor of 88 peer-reviewed publications including more than 40 journal papers on various issues in structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and engineering seismology. He is an Active Member of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Ground Motion Selection and Modification Research Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Seismic Effects Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), as well as Heritage and Existing Structures Committee. HE is the recipient of the “2008 American Society of Civil Engineers Raymond C. Reese Research Prize in Structural Engineering.” He has been also granted “2008 EERI-FEMA NEHRP Professional Fellowship in Earthquake Hazard Reduction.” He has served as a Guest Editor of three special journal issues in the International Journal of Engineering Structures, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, and Seismological Research Letters. He is currently acting as a Guest Coeditor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering special issue on “computational simulations in structural engineering.” He is currently an Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Seismological Research Letters, Earthquake Spectra, and Scientific World Journal.
Biography Updated on 11 September 2012