Tugce Akbas Bozkurt

Regional Committee Member, Turkey

Atak Engineering


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…

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Tugce Akbas Bozkurt


Regional Committee, Türkiye (2024 – Present)