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Eskişehir Osmangazi University coordinates both the Karapinar and Eskişehir study sites.


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Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) is a state university that was initially founded as Medical & Engineering Faculties in 1970. Currently, ESOGU has 5 campuses including 7 faculties which offer 25 different undergraduate and 10 associate degree programs in 3 vocational schools. Having more than 14,000 students and the commitment to the highest standards in teaching and research, ESOGU has become one of the leading universities in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey. International and European cooperation play an essential role in ESOGU's strategic development plan. ESOGU is willing to extend the number of our partners for the academic year 2005/2006, in both student and staff mobility. Large financial support by the Comission of Scientific Research of the university in recent years is particularly encouraging the scientific avtivities.Department of Geological Engineering is probably the most energetic division with respect to international papers published and the national and international projects realized in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Main subjects of the projects range from monitoring the surface and running water pollution to morpho-tectonic evolution of certain tectonically active areas of the central and western Anatolia. The department has organized three national symposiums on the issues of geomorphology, active tectonics and geochemistry in the last four years.




Eskişehir Osmangazi University
Meşelik Kampüsü
26480 Eskişehir
Fax: +90 222 239 36 13

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Assoc. Prof. Faruk Ocakoglu

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Coordination or involvement of many national and several international projects; surface degradation processes, sediment production and their turning into rock, assessment of palaeoenvironmens of sedimentary rocks, short and long term climatic changes and their records in stratigraphic record; fluvial geomorphology; morphotectonics.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Candan Gokceoglu


Engineering geologist; expert on rock mechanics, slope stability and landslide behaviour; spatial analysts, Physical aspect of soil development; GIS and execution of scenario analysis.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Harun Sonmez


Expert of rock mechanics; software developer on surface processes such as landslide, runoff, erosion; land use and management with expertise on GIS

Assis. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Düzgün


Spatial statistics in GIS and its applications, spatial data analysis and GIS, spatial data mining, modelling spatial uncertainty, landslide risk assessment and management, use of geographical information systems (GIS) in landslide risk assessment, assessment and management of rainfall-induced landslides, probabilistic modelling of rock slopes, use of probabilistic methods in rock engineering, uncertainty modelling in geotechnical engineering, natural hazard risk assessment.

Assis. Prof. Dr. Halil Güngör Soil development and erosion; irrigation techniques, mitigation of erosion; expertise on laboratory and field soil tests
Geologist (MSc) Sanem Acıkalın Physical and chemical aspects of soil formation; determination and description of soil fine fraction; fluvial geomorphology; grain size characterization of soil; GIS-based modeling of erosion
Geologist (MSc) Mutlu Gürler Land management, geological monuments and related national and international laws.
Assis. Prof. Dr. Atilla Ocak Plant ecology, Mediterranean vegetation; development of long term sustainability plans regarding the plant ecology

Asist. Prof. Dr. Fatime Güneş


Poverty, women studies, gender issues, application of statistics in social sciences.

Asist. Prof. Dr. İnci Tolay

Expertise in soil science, especially soil classification, productivity and fertilisation.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şükran Şahin

Classification and determination of land use types, their dependence to socioeconomic factors, land amelioration, erosion susceptibility mapping

Assis. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zengin Expert on soil productivity and degradation, environmental pollution and water quality.
Geologist (MSc) Gonca Gürler Expertise in GIS based modelling, geostatistics, spatial data analysis, preservation of geological monuments.
Dr. Zehra AYTAC
Adaptation of oil crops under semiarid conditions; medicinal and aromatic plants
Geologist Osman Kir Physical aspects of soil formation; Physical analysis of soil samples, classification of land use and GIS based modelling of soil erosion
Geologist Celal Erayik Expertise in GIS based modelling, Spatial data analysis, Modelling spatial uncertainty
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