Oguz Cem Celik


Institution: Istanbul Technical University
Field of responsibility/ Role in the RMB project: Researcher on Structural Engineering Issues
Field of specialization: Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Steel Buildings, Historic Buildings, Repair, Retrofit, and Re-Use of Existing Buildings


Oguz C. Celik’s research interests lie mainly in various topics of structural and earthquake engineering. His current research has focused on analysis, design, and development of seismic energy dissipation members that could be used in new and seismically vulnerable structures. He has both research and application experience on seismic assessment and retrofit of existing buildings and bridges. Following the past devastating earthquakes in Turkey, he was in charge of design and retrofit of numerous damaged private and government buildings. Professor Celik’s projects are funded by research institutions as well as by the construction industry. He made reconnaissance visits to earthquake stricken areas in Turkey and Italy. He teaches courses on statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, and earthquake resistant building design. He has authored/co-authored 160+ journal papers, books, conference papers, and seminars. Oguz C. Celik delivered invited talks in USA, Japan, South Korea, China, and Turkey. Recently, he co-chaired ICBEST Istanbul and co-authored the conference proceedings titled “Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Future Building Envelopes”. He is the member of many national and international professional institutions. In addition, he is in the editorial board of Journal of Steel Structures (Springer), guest edited two special issues in other journals, and is an active reviewer of many international journals.