222 Ketter Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-4356
PhD Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2012
MS Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008
BS Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2006
The focus of Dr. Okumus’ research is on understanding the fundamental structural behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridge structures under service and extreme loads. Her work to date covered investigating nonlinear behavior of prestressed concrete, large scale testing of advanced materials for seismic resiliency, accelerated bridge construction, in-situ testing, and analytical modeling to develop design and analysis methods for durable, innovative, sustainable and rapidly constructed structures.