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2009 News in Brief



Buyukozturk elected to Scotland’s national academy

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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. Read more.