Associate Prof. Dr. Can BALKAYA PROJECT MANAGER
 
EDUCATION
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Structural Engineering, Nov. 1999.
Ph.D. Structural Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA.
M.Sc. Structural Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.
The first rank out of 216 students.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
Applied to be registered as a Structural Engineer, SE, in Illinois, USA. Passed EIT, Structural II/A.M. Sessions. To complete registration will take Structural II/P.M session.
HONORS
NATO Fellowship, 1992, through the Turkish National Science Foundation, TÜBİTAK
VISITING SCHOLAR Department of Civil Engineering, UIUC at Urbana-Champaign., USA
HONORS STUDENTS, Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara,Turkey.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Civil Engineers (grade’Member’)
University of Illinois Alumni Association,
Chamber of Civil Engineers (TMMOB),
Turkish Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Middle East Technical University Alumni Association.

WORK EXPERIENCE

ASSOCIATE PROF.
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, STRUCTURES DIVISION, ANKARA,TURKEY.

Teached following courses:
CE485 Design of Steel Structure
CE486 Design of Concrete Structures
CE418 Design of Tall Structure
CE384 Analysis of Structural
CE488 Computer Applications in Structural Engineering
CE221 Engineering Mechanics I
CE222 Dynamic

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBAN- CHAMPAIGN,USA.

Guideway/Bridge Structure for Magnatic Levitation Rapid Transportation (MAGLEV) Project. This inclues design and evaluation of guideway/bridge structures, long term performance, basic concept definitions, and seismic assessment of MAGLEV. Preparation a final report at USACERL.
Worked with Prof.W.J.Hall.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING and GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA- CHAMPAIGN, USA.

Finite element analysis and computer simulations of crust. Worked on continental crustal deformations, flexural deformations, visco-elastic calculations, and New-Madrid seismic region.Worked with Prof.A.Nieto.

VISITING SCHOLAR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAİGN,USA.
Research on nonlinear reinforced concrete material modeling.
Worked with Prof. PECKNOLD and W.C. SCHNOBRICH

TEACHING ASSISTANT, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, STRUCTURES DIVISION, MİDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, ANKARA.
Teaching Assistant for Structural Design Courses.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN ENGINEER
CLARK-DIETZ Inc., Champaign, IL, USA

ADM Industrial Building (BOILER) Project, Decatur, II.Illinois Responsible for the design and checking of industrial building structures, as well as steel connection details. Design steel structures and connections.

PROJECT ENGINEER,
MERKEZ PROJECT CORP. ANKARA, TURKEY.

Design and supervised the steel and reinforced concrete industrial buildings. Involved in the computer-aided design of multi-unit construction of shear-wall dominant structures. Design of rainwater pipeline system for Malatya Cat Dam Project (approx. 10,000 ha.).

PROJECT AND SOFTWARE ENGINEER,
YUCELEN CONSTRUCTION CORP. ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Kilickaya Dam Project, Sivas, Turkey. Preparation of proposals related to Tunnels, Seashore Water Collectors, and Dams (approx. $150 million.). Developed computer software.

ASSİSTANT DIRECTOR OF THE COMPUTER CENTER,
YUKSEL PROJECT CORP. ANKARA TURKEY.

Worked on the design of Water Reservoirs, Salina Water Corporation (SWCC) Project, Saudi Arabia (storage capacities of 20,000 m3 and 50,000 m3 built of a post tension cylindirical wall and precast dome elements).

PROJECT ENGINEER,
KISKA – KAJIMA JOINT VENTURE COMPANY, WASHINGTON D.C. USA

14 th Street Greenbelt Tunnels (METRO) Project. Responsible for the management of construction and subcontractors. Responsible for preparation of design calculations, checking of projects, and daily reports.

DESIGN COORDINATOR,
ENER PROJECT, ANKARA

Turkey. RC Cigli Pumping Station Project, Izmir, Turkey. Responsible for the design of reinforced concrete Pumping Station Project. Stability checks and water drainage methods during excavation due to water near the ground.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER,
G.G. MARINO ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, Champaign, IL, USA

Earthquake damage, repair, and evaluation of building structures. Preparation of an earthquake damage and seismic assessment manual for All-State Insurance Company. Cyclic undrain behavior of nonplastic silts for Wall-Mart Construction sites. Determination of the cost of the loss, preparation and evaluation of bids.

PROJECT DEPARTMENT CHIEF,
BAYTUR-TEKSER CONSORTIUM, MISSURATA, LIBYA,

Pumping Stations, Treatment Plants, Roads and Sewerage Networks Projects for the City of Missurata. Responsible for the design and construction of pumping stations, treatment plants, roads and sewerage networks. Involved in the preparation of as-built drawaings, and coordination between civil, electrical and mechanical designs.

DESIGN COORDINATOR,
LAING-MAPA-GUNAL-REDLER, JOINT VENT. with BRITISH FIRMS, ANKARA.TURKEY.

TMO Reinforced Concrete Vertical Port Silos and Ancillary Building Project in Tekirdağ (30,000 ton), Bandirma (20,000 ton), Iskenderun (40,000 ton) and Izmir (40,000 ton). The contract value of this construction was $52.168.500 in 1986.
Construction of vertical prot silos and ancillary buildings. Responsible for the design of vertical port silos, and sixteen different tyipes RC ancillary building structures. Supervised the construction sites for the design related problems. Worked on the design of Water Transmission Line System Project, SWCC, Riyadh-Quassim, Saudi Arabia. This involved the design and construction of 400 km long, 1600 mm diameter prestressed concrete pipes.
Designed the reinforced concrete Sultansuyu Dam Derivation Tunnels and Water-Intake Structures, Malatya, 1986, Turkey.
Designed commercial and industrial buildings, and high-rise apartments and office buildings.
Prestressed concrete pipe designs, pile foundation, slope stability analysis, foundation and retainingwall designs.
Proficient in SAP90, FINITE, TABS, ETABS, ABAQUS, and PATRAN packages in different computing environments. Computer aided structural analysis and design of structures. Developed several computer and route optimization programs.

PROJECT AND SITE ENGINEER,
YUKSEL CONSTRUCTION CORP. BURAYDAH, SAUDI ARABIA.

Supervised the construction of SWCC Water Reservoirs and Water Pipeline Projects at Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT WORK
Report: Hall W.J. and BALKAYA C. ‘Final Report on Long Term Performance and Seismic Assessment of MAGLEV Guideways.’ US Army Construction Engineering Research Lab. (USACERL), IL, USA, pp. 1-25, 1993.

EDITOR OF A PROCEEDINGS OR A SPECIAL
Editor of ECAS2002 International Structural and Earthquake Engineering Symposium, October 14 2002, METU.

COURSE DEVELOPMENT
CE418 Design of Tall Building Structures, METU, 2002.

 
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