Tutumluer wins Francis C. Turner Award


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Erol Tutumluer
Erol Tutumluer

CEE professor Erol Tutumluer has won the 2024 Francis C. Turner Award from the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute. Given annually, this award recognizes an individual’s contributions to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of transportation engineering.

Tutumluer received this honor for, “successfully applying geotechnical engineering and geomechanics principles to develop sustainable transportation infrastructure systems with emphases on advanced materials characterization, smart sensing, and modeling of pavement and railroad track geomaterials and geosynthetics.”

Tutumluer joined the CEE faculty in 1996, where he is the Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar and Director of International Programs. His research specializes in Transportation Geotechnics, with interests and expertise in characterization of pavement and railroad track geomaterials, i.e., subgrade soils and base/ballast unbound aggregates, soil/aggregate stabilization, geosynthetics, modeling granular foundation systems using innovative techniques, sustainable use of foundation geomaterials and construction practices for transportation infrastructure, discrete element analysis of ballast, dynamic response measurement and analyses of track systems, and mechanistic analysis and design.

The award will be presented at the International Conference on Transportation & Development in Atlanta, Georgia on June 17, 2024.

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This story was published February 6, 2024.