1996 Ph.D. Structural Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey

1990 M.S. Structural Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
1987 B.S. Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey



2001-2003 Research Scientist, State University of New York  (SUNY) at Buffalo

Multi Disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)



  • Structural Engineering

  • Earthquake Engineering

  • Analysis and Design of Steel and Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures

  • Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings and Bridges

  • Seismic Energy Dissipation Systems (Dampers and Base Isolation Systems)

  • Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs)

  • Large Scale Testing

  • Rehabilitation of Historical Timber and Masonry Buildings and Bridges

  • Structural Use of Advanced Composites (CFRP, GFRP)

  • Structural Facade Engineering



For full publication list, please see ResearchGate


Journal Papers 


  • Atasever, K., Inanaga, S., Takeuchi, T., Terazawa, Y., Celik, O.C. (2020) Experimental and Numerical Studies on Buckling Restrained Braces with Post-Tensioned Carbon Fiber Composite Cables, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Wiley, in press.

  • Saingam, P., Sutcu, F., Terazawa, Y., Fujishita, K., Lin, P.C., Celik, O.C., Takeuchi, T. (2020) Composite Behavior in RC Buildings Retrofitted using Buckling-Restrained Braces with Elastic Steel Frames, Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 219, September, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110896

  • Inanaga, S., Terazawa, Y., Atasever, K., Celik, O.C., and Takeuchi, T. (2020) Response Control of Steel Structures using Buckling-Restrained Braces with Post-Tensioned Cables, AIJ Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering (in press - in Japanese with extended English Summary)

  • Ilter, E., Celik, O.C., Unlu, A. (2020) Multi-criteria Performance Evaluation of a Glass Panel System using Full-Scale Experimental Data, Architectural Science Review,  Taylor & Francis,  https://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2020.1774861 (in press).

  • Inanaga, S., Atasever, K., Terazawa, Y., Celik, O.C., and Takeuchi, T. (2020) Cyclic Loading Tests of Buckling-Restrained Braces with Post-Tensioned Cables, AIJ Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering, Vol. 85, No. 772, pp.821-831, July,  https://doi.org/10.3130/aijs.85.821 (in Japanese with extended English Summary)

  • Celik, O.C., Bal, A., Atasever, K., Emanet, S., Koca, S. (2020) “Reconnaissance Investigation Following the January 24th, 2020 Doğanyol (Malatya) – Sivrice (Elazığ) Earthquake (Mw 6.7 – East Anatolian Fault Zone)”, Precast Concrete Journal (Beton Prefabrikasyon), Issue 134, April, pp. 5-28, ISSN 1300-3488 (in Turkish).

  • Sutcu, F., Bal, A., Fujishita, K., Matsui, R., Celik, O.C., Takeuchi, T. (2020) Experimental and Analytical Studies of Sub-Standard RC Frames Retrofitted with Buckling-Restrained Braces and Steel Frames. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer,   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-020-00785-4

  • Sunar Bükülmez, P., Celik, O.C.  (2020) Experimental Study on Fire Behavior of Steel–Concrete Composite Cellular Beams with Large Opening Ratio. International Journal of Steel Structures (IJOSS), Springer, Vol. 20, pp.207–231. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13296-019-00281-9

Most Cited

  • Celik, O.C., Bruneau, M., (2011) “ Skewed Slab-on-Girder Steel Bridge Superstructures with Bidirectional-Ductile End Diaphragms” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol.16, No.2, March, pp.207-218.

  • Celik, O.C., Bruneau, M., (2009) "Seismic Behavior of Bidirectional-Resistant Ductile End Diaphragms with Buckling Restrained Braces in Straight Steel Bridges", Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 2, February, pp.380-393.

  • Celik , O.C., Berman, J.W., Bruneau, M. (2005) " Cyclic Testing of Braces Laterally Restrained by Steel Studs ", Journal of Structural Engineering , ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 7, July, pp.1114-1124.

  • Berman, J.W., Celik , O.C., Bruneau, M. (2005) "Comparing Hysteretic Behavior of Light Gauge Steel Plate Shear Walls and Braced Frames", Engineering Structures Journal, Vol.27, Issue 3, February, pp.475-485.


Recent Conference Papers

  • Celiker, E.Y., Celik, O.C. (2020) Proposed Design Procedure for Full-Scale Structural Testing of Flat Cable Net Facades, Facade Tectonics World Congress, March 25-26, LA, USA (accepted).

  • Inanaga, S., Atasever, K., Takeuchi, T., and Celik, O.C. (2019) Numerical Study on Buckling Restrained Braces with Post-Tensioned Cable, AIJ Annual Convention, Japan (in Japanese).

  • Saingam, P., Takeuchi, T., Sutcu, F., and Celik, O.C. (2019) Seismic Retrofit Method for RC Buildings using Various Dampers with Elastic Steel Frames, 12th Pacific Structural Steel Conference (PSSC), Tokyo, Japan, 9-11 November, 2019.

  • Sunar Bukulmez, P., Celik, O.C. (2019) Pre and Post-Fire Mechanical Properties of Structural Steel and Concrete in Steel-Concrete Composite Cellular Beams, CESPBP2019-Central European Symposium on Building Physics, 2-5 September, Prague.

  • Atasever, K., Sitler, B., Takeuchi, T., and Celik, O.C. (2018) "Response Evaluation of High Post-Yield Stiffness and Partially Self-Centering Systems", 7th Asian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (7ACEE), Bangkok, Thailand, 22-25 November.