For my Bachelor, I studied Civil Engineering with the main emphasis on Structural Engineering. Then, I accomplished M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in Iran. I mainly focused on Geotechnical Engineering and wrote my master’s thesis on the behavior of pile groups under static loading in offshore conditions using Finite Element Method.
In 2015, I started as a Ph.D. candidate at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey). In the past three years, I shifted my area of interest to Geotechnical Engineering especially computational geotechnics and numerical modeling.
I also have a year-long professional experience from a Geotechnical Engineering company in Turkey, namely the Temelsu International Engineering Services Inc. I worked on numerous projects, such as the design of deep excavations, design of tunnels, pile foundation design, ground improvements, geotechnical reports for road projects and etc.
At the University of Antwerp, I am working in the Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB) research group. My research subject is the Heat Exchanging Asphalt Layers (HEAL). HEAL is a system in which energy is extracted from an asphalt road surface. The recovered energy is stored in the soil with the help of a heat exchanger and then pumped back up when desired.