Asst. Prof. Sarven Akçelyan at KHAS Civil Engineering Department

5 November 2021

Sarven Akcelyan was born in 1986 in Istanbul. He completed his secondary education at St. Georg’s Austrian High School. He obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, where he graduated in 2009 from the Faculty of Civil Engineering as a valedictorian. He was then admitted to an EU-funded joint MSc. degree program in Earthquake Engineering. To this end, he attended the University of Pavia (Italy) and the University of Patras (Greece).

In 2012 he moved to Montreal, Canada to pursue his doctoral studies at McGill University. During his years at McGill, Dr. Akcelyan worked on several research projects aiming to develop state-of-the-art numerical modeling for simulation of buildings based on large-scale experimentation and improved design methodologies for seismic retrofit of buildings with supplemental damping devices, particularly for steel structures and tall buildings. After receiving his doctoral degree in 2017, he worked as a lecturer at McGill University and taught several undergraduate and graduate-level structural engineering courses. During the same period, Dr. Akcelyan researched the development of nonlinear numerical modeling to simulate cold-formed steel structures.

He received several honors and awards, including McGill Engineering Doctoral AwardJohn Adjeleian Named Fellowship, and Graduate Excellence Fellowship. More recently, Dr. Akcelyan has been working on the development of new structural analysis software. He frequently serves as a reviewer for many journals in the field of structural and earthquake engineering. In 2018, he was awarded the certificate of outstanding contribution in reviewing by the Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.

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