Abdullah Ekinci

Abdullah Ekinci has graduated with the highest GPA from The American College of Cyprus. In 2004, he enrolled on a Civil Engineering course at Coventry University, UK where he successfully awarded Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. Subsequent to his studies, in 2008, he joined Shires Consulting at Birmingham, UK as a Geotechnical Engineer. During his career at Shires Consulting he successfully tackled numerous geotechnical design problems and supervised consequent field works. In 2009 he joined University College London as a PhD candidate, focusing on a research which was an EPSRC funded project supported by Highways Agency and Mouchel Consulting. In 2016, he started to work as a lecturer in European University of Lefke. Starting with his PhD studies, Ekinci have shaped his research track in the areas of Critical State Soil Mechanics (CSSM), ground improvement, and monitoring. During his appointment at EUL, he has also consulted number of geotechnical projects where most prestigious ones are New Ercan International Airport and European Commission-funded Güngör sanitary landfill. With his more than 15 publications in international journals and Conferences, Ekinci is executive board member of Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Civil Engineers (IMO), member of Laboratory Testing (TC101) and Ground Improvement (TC211) Technical Committees of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)