Serdar Soyöz [Deputy Chair]

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Professor, Full Time

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Ph.D. Civil Engineering University of California, Irvine, USA 2007
M.S. Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 2004
B.S. Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 2001
Service on the Faculty: 
Professor 2020-Present
Associate Professor 2015-2020
Assistant Professor 2010-2015


Responsibility Location Date
Senior Staff Engineer MMI Engineering, CA, USA 2008 - 2010
Post Doctoral Fellow University of California, Irvine, USA 2007 – 2008
Research Assistant University of California, Irvine, USA 2004 - 2007
Visiting Researcher International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, JAPAN 2002 - 2003



28) Erduran E, Gonen S, Pulatsu B and Soyoz S (2023) “Damping in Masonry Arch Railway Bridges under Service Loads: an Experimental and Numerical Investigation”, Engineering Structures, 294, 116801.
27) Colak H and Soyoz S. (2023) “Time-dependent Seismic Performance Assessment of RC Buildings Exposed to Corrosion”, Structures,  47, 1134-1147.
26) Gonen S, Pulatsu B, Erdogmus E, Lourenco P, Soyoz S (2022) “Effects of Spatial Variability and Correlation in Stochastic Discontinuum Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Walls”, Construction and Building Materials, 337, 127511.
25) Yurtsever M and Soyoz S (2022) “An Investigation on Force Modification Factors in Cold-Formed Steel Structures”, Teknik Dergi, 33 (4), 12283-12308.
24) Aytulun E and Soyoz S (2022) “Implementation of SHM Systems for Tall Buildings in Turkey”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 20(9), 4321-4344.
23) Gonen S and Soyoz S (2022) “Reliability-based Seismic Performance of Masonry Arch Bridges”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 18(12), 1658-1673.
22) Aytulun E., Soyoz S. and Karcioglu E. (2022) “System Identification and Seismic Performance Assessment of a Stone Arch Bridge”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 26(2),  723-743.
21) Gonen S, Pulatsu B, Soyoz S, Erdogmus E (2021) “Stochastic Discontinuum Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Walls: Lateral Capacity and Performance Assessments”, Engineering Structures, 238, 112175
20) Gonen S and Soyoz S (2021) “Investigations on the Elasticity Modulus of Stone Masonry”, Structures, 30, 378-389.
19) Gonen S and Soyoz S (2021) “Seismic Analysis of a Masonry Arch Bridge Using Multiple Methodologies”, Engineering Structures, 226, 111354.
18) Soyoz S, Hanbay S, Bagirgan B and Ergun O (2021) “Long-term Vibration-based Monitoring and Seismic Performance Assessment of a Wind Turbine”, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 11, 117-128.
17) Ajaei B.B. and Soyoz S (2020) “Analytical and Experimental Fatigue Analysis of Wind Turbine Tower Connection Bolts”, Wind and Structures, 31 (1), 1-14.
16) Ajaei B.B. and Soyoz S (2020) “Effects of Preload Deficiency on Fatigue Demands of Wind Turbine Tower Bolts”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 166,
15) Soyoz S., Aytulun E., Apaydin N., Dikmen U., Safak E. and Lus H (2020) “Modal Identification of the First Bosporus Bridge during Hanger Replacement”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16(12), 1605-1615.
14) Demirlioglu K, Gonen S, Soyoz S., Limongelli MP (2020) “In-plane Seismic Response Analyses of a Historical Brick Masonry Building using Equivalent Frame and 3D FEM modeling Approaches” Journal of Architectural Heritage, 14(2), 238-256.
13) Tokuc MO, Soyoz S. (2018) “System Identification and reliability assessment of an industrial chimney under wind loading” Wind and Structures, 27(5), 282-291.
12) Kaynardag K., Soyoz S. (2017) “Effect of Identification on Seismic Performance Assessment of Tall Building” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15(8), 3227-3243.
11) Senkardesler O, Goler G, Soyoz S (2017) “Dynamic and Cyclic Response of a Full-scale 2-storey Cold-formed Steel Structure with and without Infill Materials”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15(8), 3207-3226.
10) Karabulut B. Soyoz S (2017) “Experimental and analytical studies on different configurations of cold-formed steel structures” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 133, 535-546.
9) Ozer E., Feng M.Q., Soyoz S. (2015) “SHM-Integrated Bridge Reliability Estimation using Multivariate Stochastic Processes” Earthquake Engineering Structural Dynamics, 44, 601-618.
8) Ozer E., Soyoz S. (2015) “Vibration-based Damage Detection and Seismic Performance Assessment of Bridges”, Earthquake Spectra, 31(1), 137-157.
7) Soyoz S., Aydın C. (2013) “Effect of Higher Wave Harmonics on the Response of Monopile Type Offshore Wind Turbines”, Journal of Wind Energy, 16, 1277-1286.
6) Soyoz S., Taciroglu E., Orakcal K., Nigbor R., Skolnik D., Lus H., Safak E. (2013) Ambient and Forced vibration testing of  a Reinforced Concrete Building Before and After its Seismic Retrofitting, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139 (10), 1741-1752.
5) Soyoz S., Feng M.Q., Shinozuka M. (2010) “Structural Reliability Estimation with Vibration-based Identified Parameters” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 136 (1), 100-106.
4) Firazzarin M., Feng M.Q., Franchetti P., Soyoz S., Modena C. (2010) “Damage Detection Based on Damping Analysis of Ambient Vibration Data” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 17 (4), 368-385.
3) Soyoz S., Feng M.Q. (2009) “Long-term Monitoring and Identification of Bridge Structural Parameters” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 24(2): 82-92.
2) Chen Y., Feng M. Q., Soyoz S. (2008) “Large-Scale Shake Table Test Verification of Bridge Condition Assessment Methods” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(7):1235-1245.
1) Soyoz S., Feng M.Q. (2008) “Instantaneous Damage Detection of Bridge Structures and Experimental Verification” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 15(7): 958-973.

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Earthquake Engineering
Undergraduate Courses:
  • CE355 Structural Analysis 
Graduate Courses:
  • CE 548 Structural Health Monitoring 
  • CE 656 Earthquake Engineering 


Miscellaneous Work: 



8) Emre Aytulun, “Structural health monitoring of tall buildings”, 2023.

7) Cem Yılmaz, “Effect of vertical ground motion on seismic performance of base-isolated buildings”, 2023.

6) Hüseyin Çolak, “Seismic performance assessment under corrosion effect”, 2022.

5) Erdinç Kırkpınar, “Effect of ground motion spatial variation on transmission towers”, 2022.

4) Behrouz Ajai, “Fatigue life assessment of wind turbines”, 2020.

3) Semih Gönen, “Reliability-based seismic assessment of masonry arch bridges”, 2020.

2) Macit Yutsever, “Determination of R factor of a cold-formed steel building”, 2020.

1) Orçun Tokuç, Reliability assessment of a reinforced concrete chimney under seismic and wind loading by using structural health monitoring”, 2015.



24) Enes Çukacı, “Structural Health Monitoring of Cable-Stayed Bridges”, on-going.

23) Arif Uçkaç, “Seismic retrofitting of an industrial building by damping devices”, 2022.

22) Cem Şentay, “Modal identification and seismic performance assessment of Hagia Irene”, 2021.

21) Göktuğ Tüfekçi, “Performance of non-structural elements in base-isolated buildings”, 2021.

20) Burak Bağırgan, “Experimental and analytical performance assessment of a wind turbine”, 2020.

19) Emrah Kurt, “Seismic performance assessment of a cold-formed steel building”, 2019.

18) Serap Hanbay, “Vibration-based structural health monitoring of a wind turbine incorporating environmental and operational conditions”, 2019.

17) Sercan Durukan, “Fatigue life assessment of Bosphorus bridge hanger cables”, 2019.

16) Erdem Koç, “Effects of partition walls on dynamic behavior of RC building”, 2019.

15) Özgün Ergün, “Seismic fragility curve development of an onshore wind turbine incorporating soil structure interaction”, 2018.

14) Emre Aytulun, “System identification, model updating and seismic performance assessment of stone arch bridges”, 2017.

13) Kültigin Demirlioğlu, “Seismic performance assessment of historical buildings”, 2017.

12) Yavuz Altuğ, “Comparison of different wind turbines under various sesimic and wind loading”, 2017.

11) Hüseyin Çolak, “Structural health monitoring, condition assessment and seismic vulnerability estimation of highway brdiges”, 2016.

10) Oğuz Şenkardeşler, “Effects of uncertainities in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis on response of a tall building”, 2016.

9) Korkut Kaynardağ, “Effect of identification on sesimic performance assessment of a tall building”, 2016.

8) Sarper Saygı, “Seismic loss estimation methodology: a case study in İstanbul”, 2015.

7) Burak Karabulut, “Analytical and experimental studies of cold-formed steel shear panels”, 2015.

6) Erdinç Kırkpınar, “Structural health monitoring of a tall building”, 2013.

5) Ziya Dalkılıç, “Modal testing of a retrofitted building”, 2013.

4) Ekin Özer, “Vibration-based damage detection and seismic performance assessment”, 2012.

3) Onur Kalan, “Fatigue life asssessment of 5 MW onshore wind turbine”, 2012.

Furkan Çelenli, “Effect of traffic loading on modal parameters of bridges”, 2012.

2) Furkan Çelenli, “Effect of traffic loading on modal parameters of bridges”, 2012.

1) Can Aydın, “Analysis and optimization of monopile type offshore wind turbines under wind and wave loading”, 2011.