Osman Ozbulut

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Osman E. Ozbulut
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

University of Virginia
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thornton Hall D217
351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400742
Charlottesville, VA

Phone: 434-924-7230
FAX: 434-982-2951

Osman Ozbulut, Ph.D., 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.

Dr. Ozbulut’s research focuses on disaster resilient design of structures, application of smart and advanced materials in repair and retrofit of aging civil infrastructure, nondestructive evaluation of structural systems and structural health monitoring.

Dr. Ozbulut received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2005. He received his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2007 and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in 2010 from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ozbulut is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).


  • Zachry Endowed Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, Association of Civil Engineering Doctoral Students, 2009
  • Department Head Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Innovative Structural Systems
  • Smart and Advanced Materials
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Bridges

Research and Publications

Ozbulut, O. E., Daghash, S., and Sherif, M. (2015). “Shape memory alloy cables for structural applications.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001457 , 04015176

Ozbulut, O. E., Sherif, M., Lanba, A., and Hamilton, R. F. (2015). “Feasibility of self-prestressing concrete members using shape memory alloys”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, doi: 10.1177/1045389X15604405

Hamilton, R., Lanba, A., Ozbulut, O. E., Tittmann, B. (2015). “Shape memory effect in cast versus deformation-processed NiTiNb alloys.” Shape Memory and Superelasticity, doi:10.1007/s40830-015-0024-1.

Acar, E., Ozbulut, O. E., and Karaca, H. E. (2015). “Experimental investigation and modeling of the strain rate and temperature dependent superelastic response of a high performance SMA.” Smart Materials and Structures, 24 (7), 075020, 1-12

Khakimova, E., Sherif, M., Ozbulut, O. E., Harris, D. K., Ozyildirim, H. C. (2015).  “Experimental investigations on shape memory alloy fiber reinforced concrete.” Proceedings of 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, Urbana-Champaign, IL, August 2015.

Harris, D. K., Ozbulut, O. E., Alipour, M., Usmani, S., Kassner, B. L. (2015). “Implications of load rating bridges in Virginia with limited design or as-built details.” Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Torini, Italy, July 2015.

Affiliated Projects

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