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Osman E. Ozbulut

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton Hall D217
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Istanbul Technical University, 2005
M.S. ​Texas A&M University, 2007
Ph.D. ​​Texas A&M University, 2010
Biography

Osman Ozbulut is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining at the University of Virginia, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Texas Transportation Institute. His research focuses on applying innovative materials, sensing technologies and interdisciplinary expertise to the development of resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems. He is particularly interested in: (i) development of innovative structural systems and design strategies to enhance the performance and safety of structures; (ii) application of advanced materials for disaster resistant design of structures as well as repair and retrofit of deficient and aging civil infrastructure; and (iii) development and application of novel structural health monitoring techniques for civil infrastructure systems.

Dr. Ozbulut is a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and SPIE – International Society for Optical Engineering. He actively contributes to the efforts of Dynamics of Civil Structures Technical Division of SEM and Seismic Effect Committee of ASCE Structural Engineering Institute.

Feasibility of Using Monotonic Loading-based Tests to Evaluate the Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures in Virginia
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
June 15, 2020 – May 31, 2022
EN-CE Collaborative Research: Multi-Hazard Resilient Design of Buildings With High Strength and Damping Capacity Shape Memory Alloys
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 01, 2015 – September 30, 2019
A modified Moisture Damage Test for Use in Performance Mixture Design Procedure
Source: Virginia Transportation Research Council
September 17, 2018 – March 16, 2019
EN-CE Corrosion Resistant Steel for Longer Service Life and Lower Maintenance Steel Girders
Source: Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Re
August 01, 2013 – August 31, 2017
CE 3300: Structural Mechanics
Credits: 3
Fundamentals of structural mechanics: equilibrium compatibility, determinacy, stability; mathematical models of structural elements: stress resultants in bars, beams, and framed structures; calculation of deflections; general analysis of structures: concepts of stiffness and flexibility, force and displacement methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CE 2310.
CE 4990: Civil Engineering Research and Design
Credits: 3
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
CE 6360: Smart Structures
Credits: 3
The course covers basic aspects of smart structural systems. Fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and vibrations will first be reviewed. Students will then be introduced to a variety of subjects including smart materials, sensing and data acquisition systems, signal processing methods, structural health monitoring, and structural control concepts. Practical applications of smart materials and technologies will be presented and discussed.
CE 6370: Dynamics of Structures
Credits: 3
Study of the dynamic behavior of such structures as beams, rigid frames, floors, bridges, and multi-story buildings under the action of various disturbing forces such as wind, blasts, earthquakes, vehicles, machinery, etc.; dynamic modeling of single, multidegree of freedom, and continuous systems; damping; numerical integration; Prerequisite: Concrete and metal structure design.
CE 6500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed
MAE 6592: Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 1–3
Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.
CE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7340: Dynamics of Structures
Credits: 3
Study of the dynamic behavior of such structures as beams, rigid frames, floors, bridges, and multi-story buildings under the action of various disturbing forces such as wind, blasts, earthquakes, vehicles, machinery, etc.; dynamic modeling of single, multidegree of freedom, and continuous systems; damping; numerical integration; Prerequisite: Concrete and metal structure design.
CE 7993: Independent Research in CE
Credits: 1–12
Detailed independent study of graduate course material under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

International Young Scientist Fellowship, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2016

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Texas Transportation Institute 2011

Zachry Endowed Fellowship, Texas A&M University 2009

Department Head Fellowship, Texas A&M University 2007