European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Academician Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Ekinci has been chosen to the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Laboratory Testing (TC101) and Ground Improvement (TC211) Technical Committees. In the 26th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference which will be held at University of Graz, Austria, Ekinci will present his work themed “Evaluation of shrinkage and fracture formations of the improved Cyprus Değirmenlik Group clays by close-up photogrammetry method”
Giving information about the Committee, Ekinci said that founded in 1936, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering is an international professional federation representing engineers, academics and contractors in Geotechnical Engineering and added that there are about 19,000 individual members which represent the world’s 90 countries within the foundation.
Ekinci said that International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical consists of 25 technical committee and that the community is obliged to bring together the most important researchers, scholars and practitioner engineers in the world within each committee to disseminate and develop relevant information and current practices for its members. Ekinci stated that the aim of the technical committees is to contribute to informing and researching by interacting with industry and overlapping groups in the field of expertise by creating standards, technical advice in the relevant fields and helping technical programs of international and regional conferences organized by the community.
Ekinci: EUL is in the world class in the fields of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Ekinci pointed out that, in the visit he made to England he had an interview with Prof. Dr. Matthew Coop who is the Chairperson of ISSMGE Laboratory Tests Technical committee and the Chairperson of University College London Soil Mechanics which is also the University that Ekinci received his PhD degree, and Prof. Dr. Beatrice Baudet and Prof. Dr. Pedro Ferreira who are academicians. Pointing out that studies on Cyprus clays were evaluated jointly by European University of Lefke and University College London Soil Mechanics Groups, Ekinci said that during the meetings they have exchanged views on the development of the European University of Lefke Soil Mechanics Laboratories, the content of the undergraduate courses offered in the Department of Civil Engineering, and the findings of master researches. Ekinci emphasized that EUL ranks among the world class in the fields of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering both at the level of education and in the scope of scientific research conducted and gave detailed information about the department.