Alemdar Bayraktar is Professor at Karadeniz Technical University. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University in 1995. His research interests are in the field of structural and earthquake engineering. Professor Bayraktar is co-author of more than 260 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He organized several successful international conferences. He is director of several research projects (TUBITAK, EU, etc). He was awarded by “Dam Science Award” by Dam Safety Association on 2012. He was selected as the most productive scientist at Karadeniz Technical University by Elsevier on 2012. He served as the chair of Civil Engineering Department between 2004 and 2007 and dean of Engineering Faculty between 2007 and 2013.