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Dr. Serhan Kirlangic is an expert in non-destructive evaluation technologies for civil infrastructure. Dr. Kirlangic received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in non-destructive testing at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. He obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and MSc degree in Earthquake Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. Since 2022, he is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Teesside University. UK. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Bahcesehir University, Turkey; and a Post-doctoral Researcher at Cranfield University, UK.

Dr. Kirlangic’s research interests broadly include non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM); specifically, he has extensive experience in experimental research in ultrasonic and vibration testing, and digital signal processing (DSP). His initial interest in non-intrusive inspection techniques dates back to his PhD at the University of Waterloo, where he adapted geophysical subsurface investigation techniques into the ultrasonic range to develop a non-destructive condition assessment methodology for concrete members. After his PhD, he pursued postdoctoral studies in the Centre of Vibro-Acoustic Monitoring at Cranfield University, where he involved in the FP7 project PILEINSPECT: Integrity Testing of Deep Foundation Piles and co-developed a vibration-based condition assessment technique for driven concrete piles. Following his postdoc, he has expanded his research investigations on a variety of applications, such as corrosion assessment for reinforced concrete (RC), depth estimation of cracks in steel-fibre RC, and quality assessment of asphalt pavements. He was awarded ‘Reintegration Grant’ by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for a two-year-long research project on ‘Characterization of Bending Cracks in Concrete Using Ultrasonic Waves’, which was successfully completed in 2020. During his master’s, he received ‘Research & Action for Disaster Risk Reduction Grant’ award provided by ProVention Consortium hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to implement a project titled ‘Temporary Shoring of Historical Structures for Earthquake Protection: A Case Study on Theodosian Land Walls in Istanbul’. All these research activities were presented in 10 scientific papers published in high-impact journals and 12 international conference papers. Moreover, he has extensive teaching experience as a Lecturer in a wide range of topics, including structural dynamics and soil mechanics. He also acted as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and a research grant evaluator for TUBITAK. In addition to his academic background, he has professional experience in a variety of civil engineering disciplines, including bridge design, seismic evaluation of residential buildings and the ready-made concrete industry. His most recent professional activity included being a member of the technical committee of Urban Transformation for Disaster Mitigation at the Ministry of Urbanism of Turkey, where he provided expert opinions on the disputed seismic risk assessment reports of residential buildings.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Waterloo

Award Date: 30 Aug 2013

Master, Bogazici University

Award Date: 31 Jan 2008

Bachelor, Istanbul Technical University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004


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