Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringPurdue University, Lafayette IndianaExpert in concrete and concrete structures.
Dr. Sozen is currently the Kettlehut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Prior to joining Purdue in 1994, Dr. Sozen was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Illinois for over 35 years. Dr. Sozen also served on the ASCE team that studied the Murrah Federal Office Building collapse.Dr. Sozen has conducted research in the areas of prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete and earthquake response of reinforced concrete structures. He began his professional career with Kaiser Engineers in Oakland, Calif. He worked with Hardesty and Hanover in New York, NY, before beginning his teaching career. Dr. Sozen received a bachelor's degree in 1951 from Robert College, and his master's and doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1952 and 1957, respectively.