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Pinar Okumus

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

222 Ketter Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-4356

Email: pinaroku@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2012

MS Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008

BS Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2006

Research Interests

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.