Sez Atamturktur

Pennsylvania State University

SEM Awards: Dominick DeMichele Scholarship

Dr. Sez Atamturktur serves as the Department Head of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she served as Associate Vice President for Research Development; and Provost’s Distinguished Professor at Clemson University. Dr. Atamturktur is a professor of civil engineering, professor of mechanical engineering, professor of industrial engineering, and professor of environmental engineering and earth sciences. Her research, focused on uncertainty quantification in scientific computing, has been documented in over 100 peer-reviewed publications in some of the finest engineering science journals and proceedings. Dr. Atamturktur’s research has received funding from several federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as industry organizations and partners, such as the National Masonry Concrete Association and Nucor. She serves as the director of the National Science Foundation-funded Tigers ADVANCE project, which focuses on improving the status of women and minority faculty at Clemson. In addition, Dr. Atamturktur is the director of the National Science Foundation-funded National Research Traineeship project at Clemson, with funding for over 30 doctoral students and a goal of initiating a new degree program on scientific computing and data analytics. Dr. Atamturktur is also the director of a Department of Education-funded Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need project that provides funding for 10 doctoral students. Dr. Atamturktur is one of the four co-directors of Clemson’s Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Atamturktur served as an LTV technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


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Last Updated: 10/21/2020