Biography-Dr. Mehmet Cemal ACAR
Dr. ACAR was born on 08.07.1965 in Sivas. He graduated from Istanbul Göztepe Mehmet Beyazıt High School, Department of Science in 1983. He received his bachelor's degree from Ankara Middle East Technical University in 1990, his master's degree from Erciyes University in 1998, and his doctorate from Sakarya University in 2012. All of his master's and doctoral education are in the field of geotechnics of the Civil Engineering Department. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and received the title of associate professor in 2023.
As a private sector experience, System Project Eng. Mime. Ltd. He worked as a static project engineer at Şti. In 1990, he took responsibility for the static project and technical implementation of more than 10 houses. Between 1990 and 1991, he worked as a field engineer in the Kınalı-Sakarya highway construction of IGL-STFA JV company. In addition to Izmit-Sakarya road construction works, he took an active role in underpass-overpass projects and pre-stressed bridge projects. Between 1991 and 1992, he won the World Bank industrial training project of the Turkish Higher Education Institution (YÖK) and returned to Turkey after receiving advanced foreign language and civil engineering education in England. He served as the head of the construction department of Erciyes University vocational school for ten years. He left Erciyes University in September 2018 and transferred to Kayseri University. He served as the Director of Tomarza Vocational School between 10.09.2018 and 15.02.2022. He is the Department Head of Kayseri University Technical Sciences Vocational School, BAP (Scientific Research Projects) commission member, Occupational Health and Safety Education Application and Research Center board member, Technical Sciences Vocational School board member. As of 20.07.2023, he has been receiving the title of associate professor in the field of civil engineering science/art at Kayseri University and continues his research in the "geotechnical field" of Civil Engineering. He has published more than 19 articles in international journals and conferences and received more than 100 citations.
He was honored with a foreign education certificate by the University for carrying out a successful education in the field of Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton-England within the scope of the 2nd Industrial Education of the World Bank / Higher Education Council between 1991-1992.
Associate Professor Acar's current research areas are soil liquefaction, ultimate bearing capacity of foundations, optimization of geotechnical problems with artificial intelligence, ground stabilization techniques, retaining walls in deep foundations, GIS-based geotechnical data management systems, and geopolymer concrete technology in civil engineering.
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