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Professor Akgün received his Bachelor’s degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering in 1981 and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, Department of Geological Engineering in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Professor Akgün is a faculty member at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Geological Engineering, Ankara, Turkey since 1995 and Associate Editors of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management and Environmental Geosciences journal. He was employed as a Senior Design Associate at Environtech Consultants, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, during 1990-1992 and, as a Senior Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineer at Geotech, Inc., Maple Shade, New Jersey during 1993-1995 before becoming a faculty member at METU. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with specializations in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Professor Akgün has authored a total of 2 international book chapters, 2 international encyclopedia chapters, 60 international journal papers and 74 international conference papers.
Engineering geology and geotechnical engineering emphasizing waste geotechnics, rock mechanics, numerical modeling and earthquake geotechnics