Ayfer Erken, PhD., Prof.
BS: Yıldız Technical University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, 1979
MS: Istanbul Technical University, Earthquake Engineering, 1982
PhD: Istanbul Technical University, Geotechnical Engineering, 1987
Research Areas: Soil Dynamic Behaviors, Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, Bearing Capacity Failures, Contaminated Soils.

Prof. Dr. Şükrü ERSOY,

Academic position

Geology Professor in Yıldız Technical University

Head of Natural Sciences Research Center

Education status

Since 2001, professor at Yildiz Technical University

1993, Associate Prof., Istanbul Uni., Engineering Fac., Geol. Engineering Department

1989, PhD, Istanbul University, Engineering Fac., Geol. Engineering Department

1983, Geologist, Master of Science, Istanbul University, Institute Of Science

1980, Geologist, Istanbul University, Fac. of Geosciences, Geol. Engineering Department

Prof. ERSOY, currently works at the natural sciences reseach center, Yildiz Technical University. Dr. ERSOY, does research in Earthquake, Tsunami, Climate Change, Disaster  Sciences and Managament, Geodynamics

Fire safety in all buildings is a critical topic, but fire protection in historical buildings is also of great cultural importance. Fire and the consequential damage can result in monetary losses that run into the tens of millions of Euros and the loss of irreplaceable historical artefacts. Restoring these damaged buildings and items can be very costly and sometimes impossible. In the light of this perspective, has been carried out an international project in order to develop a competency-based training module.


The EU Erasmus+ Project titled as “Fire Protection Practices and Competence-Based Training in Historical Buildings (Protecting People and Cultural Heritage)” (2017-1-TR01-KA202-045607) has been conducted in the leadership of Karabuk Provincial Disaster & Emergency Directorate. This project has a vision about cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Key Action 2) and it has been funded by European Union Erasmus+ Program (Along with Karabuk AFAD, Karabuk University (Turkey), Safranbolu Municipality (Turkey), UNICAM University (Italy), Frederiksborg Brand Og Redning (Danimarka) and SZPV (Slovenya). In this context, will be shared also intellectual outputs and results of this project by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salvatore SANTUCCIO .