Tutumluer chairs ISEV 2018
Above: Tutumluer (center) with his wife, Ph.D. students and colleagues at the Symposium Banquet Dinner
Professor Erol Tutumluer recently served as chair of 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics (ISEV 2018), held at Central South University, Changsha, China, Oct. 27-28. The event was sponsored by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Technical Committee 202 (TC202) on Transportation Geotechnics committee, for which Tutumluer serves as chair.
Topics at the ISEV 2018 symposium included environmental vibrations induced by industrial, civilian and transportation activities, problems associated with dynamic vehicular loading on road foundations, and sustainability challenges of transportation infrastructures and the built environment.
“As the TC202 Chair and also Yangtze River Scholar with Central South University from 2016 to 2019, it was my honor to chair the 8th ISEV event,” Tutumluer said. “It was a very fruitful symposium which brought together four Chinese academicians, 13 invited keynote speakers as world renowned research authorities, 29 invited speakers and a total of 500 delegates from 14 countries.”
The second Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers meeting was held concurrently with ISEV 2018. The main goal of the meeting was to increase the attractiveness of the transportation geotechnics field for younger generations of engineers while strengthening the role of young engineers in society, Tutumluer said.
A member of the faculty since 1996, Tutumluer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in transportation engineering, including transportation soils engineering, subgrade soil and aggregate behavior and stabilization, pavement analysis and design, and airport facilities design. He is the Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar and Director of International Programs for the department.