Prof.Dr. Tuncay Taymaz holds
a B.Sc. degree in Geophysical Engineering (1985) from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU, Trabzon, Turkey), and a Ph.D.
degree in Earthquake Seismology and Geophysics (1991) from University of Cambridge, Darwin College (England, U.K). He is currently a Professor of Seismology and
Geophysics at Istanbul Technical
University (ITU, Turkey).
He has received national and international science prizes and awards for his
scientific excellence. His research interests span a wide range of topics
from earthquake source studies and tsunami simulations to crustal and
lithospheric structures, anisotropic seismology, and 3D multi-scale
full-waveform tomography using super-computers and state-of-art seismographic
observations on land and marine environments. Professor Taymaz
has co-edited and co-published special publications books and special issues
at prestigious distinguished earth-science societies and ISI journals. He is
in close cooperation with Springer, and presently oversees as one of Book Series Editor for Springer
Publications (Japan), Advances in Geological
Science. He has
organized many prestigious workshops, symposium, tutorial seminars, and recently
The Humboldt Kolleg-2016 Advances in Earthquake
Seismology and Geodynamic Modelling supported by The
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.