Buyukozturk elected to Scotland’s national academy

May 26, 2009

In recognition of his multidisciplinary work in fundamental fields, including the mechanics of structures and materials for sustainable civil infrastructures, Professor Oral Buyukozturk has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy of science and letters. Corresponding Fellows are internationally distinguished non-resident fellows of the society.

The award citation mentioned Buyukozturk’s leading role in the improvement and advancement of engineering education in the U.S. and abroad; and his pioneering research in the mechanics of concrete and advanced composite materials, the mechanics of infrastructure deterioration and assessment, and on the remote non-destructive testing of bridges and other structures using electromagnetic waves.

The citation also emphasized Buyukozturk’s earlier contributions in the computational mechanics area, such as his world-renowned fundamental developments in nonlinear finite element analysis for a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary engineering applications. Buyukozturk’s past projects have involved analysis of hydrodynamic forces and the design of offshore ocean structures, and the thermo-mechanical an