Dr. Tugce Akbas Bozkurt, is an experienced researcher and development coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the structural steel industry. Dr. Akbas is currently the Deputy General Manager of Atak Engineering, a leading construction firm specialized in steel structures in Turkey, and an Adjunct Faculty at Middle East Technical University. Dr. Akbas holds a Professional Engineering license from California, US. She is also a board member of Turkish Structural Steel Association and a member of Ankara Chamber of Industry Women Entrepreneurs Council.
Dr. Akbas completed her undergraduate studies at Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2011 as valedictorian. She holds a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees focused on Earthquake Engineering from Lehigh University. During her studies at Lehigh under the advisory of Dr. Richard Sause and Dr. James Ricles, she…
Regional Committee, Türkiye (2024 – Present)