Dr. Zeynep Değer Receives Great Honour from Los Angeles
Jun 17, 2016

Our success on the international arena is growing day by day. This time the news has come from the U.S. Our instructor from Institute of Earthquake and Disaster Management Dr. Zeynep Değer was awarded 2015 Outstanding Journal Paper Award by Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council.

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The award was presented by Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council (LATBSDC), which is formed by academicians from different universities and professional members of prominent organizations, in the scope of the 2016 LATBSDC Conference. Prof. John W. Wallace, doctoral advisor at California Los Angeles University (UCLA) and co-author of the winning paper, received the award on behalf of Dr. Zeynep Değer.

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Dr. Zeynep Değer was granted the award for the research paper titled “Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Core Wall Buildings With and Without Moment Resisting Frames” which aims to compare the seismic performance of a coupled core wall building and a similar core wall building. In addition, the effective contribution to reinforced concrete in tall buildings made by Dr. Zeynep Değer was especially noted while prsenting the award.

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Dr. Zeynep Değer is pursuing her research in the fields of structural/earthquake engineering, modeling and seismic performance evaluation of tall buildings, seismic design methodologies and modeling and behavior of reinforced concrete structural members. We congratulate our academician, who successfully represented our university on the international arena, and wish her continued success.