President, Turkish Earthquake Foundation
Dr. Mustafa Erdik is a Professor Emeritus of Earthquake Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul and President of the Turkish Earthquake Foundation. He has received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, MSc and PhD degrees from Rice University, USA. He has worked with UN organizations and several international foundations around the world on earthquake engineering problems and has authored about 300 scientific publications.
He is the recipient of United Nation's Sasakawa Disaster Prevention Award, NATO’s Science for Peace – Summit Prize, Bruce Bolt Medal given by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, USA: Prof. Nicholas Ambraseys Distinguished Lecture Award given by the European Association for Earthquake Engineering and; Science Award by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
His professional expertise encompasses: earthquake hazard and risk assessment, earthquake insurance modeling, earthquake early warning and rapid response systems, earthquake resistant design of infrastructures (especially dams, tunnels and pipelines), earthquake protection of historical edifices, structural control (seismic isolation, tuned mass dampers).