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Sez Atamturktur Russcher

Harry and Arlene Schell Professor


  • Architectural Engineering
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration

104 Engineering Unit A


Google Scholar Profile

Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems

Interest Areas:

Infrastructure System and Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification




  • BS, Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, 2002
  • BS Minor, Civil Engineering, Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, 2002
  • MS, Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009


Journal Articles

  • S. Bi, S. Prabhu, S. Cogan and Sez Atamturktur, 2017, "Uncertainty Quantification Metrics with Varying Statistical Information in Model Calibration and Validation", AIAA Journal, 55, (10), pp. 3570-3583
  • G. Stevens, Sez Atamturktur, R. Lebsensohn and G. Kaschner, 2016, "Experiment-Based Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Coupled Multi-scale Plasticity Models", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, 12, (1), pp. 151-176
  • Sez Atamturktur, J. Hegenderfer, B. Williams, M. Egeberg and C. Unal, 2015, "A Resource Allocation Framework for Experiment-Based Validation of Numerical Models", Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 22, (8), pp. 641-654
  • K. Van Buren, M. Mollineaux, F. Hemez and Sez Atamturktur, 2013, "Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part II, Model Validation & Uncertainty Qualification", Wind Energy, 16, (5), pp. 741-758
  • Sez Atamturktur, F. Hemez and J. Laman, 2012, "Verification and Validation Applied to Finite Element Model of Historic Masonry Monuments", Engineering Structures, 43, pp. 221-234
  • C. Unal, B. William s, F. Hemez, Sez Atamturktur and P. McClure, 2011, "Improved Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Methodology, Including Advanced Validation Concepts, to License Evolving Nuclear Reactors", Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241, (5), pp. 1813-1833


  • G. Stevens and Sez Atamturktur, 2017, "Mitigating Error and Uncertainty in Partitioned Analysis: A Review of Verification, Calibration and Validation Methods for Coupled Simulations", Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 24, (3), pp. 557-571

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Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

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