Sinan Korkmaz is a structural engineer working on biomimetic characteristics of active deployable tensegrity structures. Korkmaz's work focuses on the following aspects of tensegrity structures:
- design an active control system in order to ensure damage tolerance of a deployable tensegrity pedestrian bridge
- extend existing strategies for self-diagnosis of the deployable tensegrity bridge to avoid ambiguous results
- extend existing strategies in order to achieve a more robust self-repair scheme
- develop algorithms that allow the active control system to learn efficiently using case-based reasoning
- validate the methodologies developed with experiments on a near full-scale (1/3) model.
Korkmaz's research plan can be accessed http://imacwww.epfl.ch/Team/Korkmaz/Biomimetic%20Characteristics%20of%20an%20Active%20Deployable%20Structure.pdf here. A poster demonstrating his current work is accessible http://imacwww.epfl.ch/Team/Korkmaz/Korkmaz_Poster_YES.pdf here.
Korkmaz educational and career details
Korkmaz did his undergraduate work in civil engineering at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and in business administration at Anadolu University (AU) (double major). He obtained a M.Sc. degree from Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Structures program at Bauhaus University (BU) Graduate School in Structural Engineering. He is working toward a Ph.D. at Swiss Federal institute of Technology (ETH) since December 2008.
Being a B.Sc. business administrator as well as an engineer, Sinan Korkmaz worked in the industry at the following positions:
- Civil Engineer at W. Markgraf GmbH & Co KG (US Army base in Germany)
- Civil Engineer at Bureau Veritas-Euroestudios-Tumas (Retrofitting project financed by World Bank in Turkey)
- European Responsible at FTS International Construction and Transportation Company (GSM infrastructure project in Guinea)
- Project Manager at SA-RA Guinea (GSM infrastructure project in Guinea)