BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

            Personal Details and Affiliations

Place of Birth

 Tomarza, Turkey

Citizenship

 Turkish – Republic of Turkey

Postal Address

 İstanbul Technical University , The Faculty of Mines

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Maslak TR-34469, Istanbul, Turkey

Phones
e-mails
URL

 Tel: (+90-212) 285-6245 Office or 285-6200 Secretary. Fax: (+90-212) 285-6201

 taymaz@itu.edu.tr or ttaymaz@gmail.com

 http://web.itu.edu.tr/~taymaz/

 

Research

Interests

 Geophysics, Seismology, Earthquake Seismology, Seismotectonics, Geodynamics, Reflection Seismology

 Tectonophysics, Earthquake Source Parameters, Tomography, Multi-Scale Full Waveform Inversion Studies

 Current Research Interests:

 Geodynamic Evolution and Seismotectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Caucasus Regions

            Honours, Awards and Fellowships

June 1985 

 B.Sc. (1st Class Honours) – Department of Geophysical Engineering

 Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

 

1986-1990 

 Ph.D. Studentship of Turkish Ministry of Higher Education

 University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, and Darwin College, England, U.K.

 (through 1416 section of constitutional law on Governmental Grants)

1994 

 Young Scientist Encouragement Award of National Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

 (TÜBİTAK Science Incentive Award – Bilim Teşvik Ödülü)

1998-1999 

 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH) Research Fellowship Award
 
Albert Einstein Science Park, GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany

2001 

 Turkish Academy of Sciences – Outstanding Young Scientist Award (TÜBA-GEBİP)

2004 

 Geological Society of America (GSA) International Division Travel Award

            Education, Academic Career and Visiting Positions Held

 

B.Sc.

 Geophysical Engineering [1981 – 1985: 1st Class Honours Degree]

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

 Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

 

Ph.D.

 Doctor of Philosophy [April 1987 – October 1990]

 Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences, Madingley Rise, Cambridge CB3 0EZ, England, U.K.

 University of Cambridge, Darwin College, Cambridge, England, U.K.

 Ph.D. Thesis Title: Earthquake Source Parameters in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Field Practices

 December 1988, Gulf of Corinth, Greece

 Annual Cambridge Expedition: Field Geology and Seismotectonic Studies on Active Faulting

Research Assistant Demonstrator

 Natural Sciences Tripos: Part I – II:  Geology and Geophysics Courses

 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, England, U.K.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 October 1990 – September 1991

 Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, England, U.K.

Lecturer in Geophysics Seismology

 1992 January – present

 Earthquake Seismology, İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ), The Faculty of Mines

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Maslak TR-34469, İstanbul, Turkey.

 

Assistant Professor

 January 1992 – October 1993

 İstanbul Technical University (ITU), The Faculty of Mines

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Maslak TR-34390, İstanbul, Turkey.

 

Military Service

 March 1992 – April 1993

 Sub. Lt. - Protocol Officer under Turkish Chief of General Staff

 General Secretaries of Turkish Combined War Colleges, Maslak, İstanbul, Turkey.

Associate Professor

 October 1993 – December 1999

 İstanbul Technical University (ITU), The Faculty of Mines

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Maslak TR-34469, İstanbul, Turkey.

Visiting Scientist

 July – August 1994

 Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, England, U.K.

Visiting Scientist

 Summers of 1995, 1996, 1997

 Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, England, U.K.

 

Vice President

 September 6, 1996 – June 30, 1998

 Graduate School of İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ – FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ)

 Institute of Science and Technology, Maslak TR-34469, İstanbul, Turkey.

Visiting Scientist

 August 1997 – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, U.K.

AvH-Stiftung

Research Fellow Visiting Professor

 July 1998 – September 1999 –  Visiting Professor

 Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Stiftung Research Fellowship Award

 Albert Einstein Science Park, GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany

 

Professor

 December 1999 – present

 İstanbul Technical University (ITU), The Faculty of Mines

 Department of Geophysical Engineering, Maslak TR-34469, İstanbul, Turkey.

Visiting Professor

 June – September 2002

 funded by Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Graduate School of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Rector's Advisor

 March 2003 – December 2005

 Kadir Has University (http://www.khas.edu.tr), Cibali Campus, Haliç, İstanbul, Turkey

 

2003

 August – September 2003 – Research Professorship

 Experimental Seismology, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France

 L'Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer: Observatoire Océanologique, France

 (funded by CNRS- EGIDE-PIA-TÜBİTAK-Bosphorus Programme: France – Turkey Link)

 

2004

 August – October 2004 – Research Professorship

 Experimental Seismology, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France

 L'Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer: Observatoire Océanologique, France

 (funded by CNRS- EGIDE-PIA-TÜBİTAK-Bosphorus Programme: France – Turkey Link)

2005

 September 2005

 Visiting Professor – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Sofia, Bulgaria

 

2006

 July – October 2006 – Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Stiftung, Research Award – Visiting Professor

 Albert Einstein Science Park, GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany (July 2006)

 Ruhr Universitaet, Bochum, Germany (August – October 2006)

2009

 October 2009

 Visiting Professor – Laboratorie de Sismologie Experimentale, Department de Sismologie, IPG-Paris, France.

 

2012

 November 2012

 Visiting Professor – Doctoral Program in Earth Evolution Sciences, College of Geosciences

 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

 

2014

 June – September 2014  – Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Stiftung, Research Award – Visiting Professor

 funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Research Fellowship Programme

 Freie Universitaet, Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Berlin, Germany.

 

2016

 February 2016

 Visiting Professor, funded by Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology (IEVG)

 Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan.

 

2017

 March – May 2017

 Visiting Professor, funded by IPGP Visiting Professor Fellowship Programme

 Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Department of Seismology, Paris, France.

 

2017

 

 February 2017  – present

 Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry – Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)

 National Member of Earthquake Advisory Board

 

 

            International Workshops, Symposium and Symposia Books


Tuncay Taymaz (2016).
Editor and Chairman, Humboldt Kolleg-2016: Advances in Earthquake Seismology and Geodynamic Modeling, Book of Abstracts, 100 pages, Istanbul Technical University, The Faculty of Mines, Ihsan Ketin Conference Hall, 10-12 March 2016, Istanbul-Turkey.

Tuncay Taymaz (2014) Editor and Chairman, International Workshop On Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth’s Dynamic System, Istanbul Technical University, The Faculty of Mines, Ihsan Ketin Conference Hall, 24 November 2014, Istanbul-Turkey.

Tuncay Taymaz (2009). Editor and Chairman, International Symposium On Historical Earthquakes and Conservation of Monuments and Sites in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: 500th Anniversary Year of the 1509 September 10 Marmara Earthquake (NW Turkey), Extended Abstract Book, 400 pages, Istanbul Technical University, The Faculty of Architecture, Taşkışla 102-109-127, Taksim 34437, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10-12, 2009.

Tuncay Taymaz (2005). Editor, International Symposium On the Geodynamics of Eastern Mediterranean: Active Tectonics of the Aegean, Abstract Book, 288 pages, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 15-18, 2005. http://web.itu.edu.tr/%7Etaymaz/pic/pdf2.gif

Tuncay Taymaz and Oya Algan (2005). Editors, 1st Plenary Meeting and Field Trip of Project IGCP-521: Black Sea-Mediterranean Corridor During the Last 30 KY: Sea Level Change and Human Adaptation (2005-2009), UNESCO-IGCP-IUGC The International Geoscience Programme, Abstract Book, 225 pages, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, October 8-15, 2005.

Tuncay Taymaz (2002). Editor, 1st International Symposium of Istanbul Technical University the Faculty of Mines on Earth Sciences and Engineering, Scientific Activities-2002, Abstract Book, 250 pages, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul, Turkey, May 16-18, 2002. http://web.itu.edu.tr/%7Etaymaz/pic/pdf2.gif

Tuncay Taymaz (2001). Editor, Symposia On Seismotectonics of the North-Western Anatolia-Aegean and Recent Turkish Earthquakes, Scientific Activities-2001, Abstract Book, 113 pages, ISBN 975-97518-0-1, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul, Turkey, May 8, 2001, 113 pages, ISBN  975-97518-0-1. http://web.itu.edu.tr/%7Etaymaz/pic/pdf2.gif

Biographical Memoirs

Tuncay Taymaz (2002). Biographical Memoirs of Prof.Dr. Kazim Ergin, İstanbul Technical University Press, 56 pages, April 2002, İstanbul-Turkey.

 

            Selected Publications

 

Taymaz, T., Jackson, J.A. and Westaway, R., (1990). Earthquake Mechanisms in the Hellenic Trench near Crete. Geophysical Journal International, 102, 695-731.

Taymaz, T., Jackson, J.A. and McKenzie, D., (1991). Active Tectonics of the North and Central Aegean Sea. Geophysical Journal International, 106, 433-490.

Taymaz, T. and Price, S., (1992). The 1971 May 12 Burdur earthquake sequence, SW Turkey: a synthesis of seismological and geological observations. Geophysical Journal International, 108, 589-603.

Taymaz, T., (1993). The source parameters of Çubukdağ (Western Turkey) earthquake of 11 October 1986. Geophysical Journal International, 113, 260-267.

Taymaz, T., (1996). S-P wave travel-time residuals from earthquakes and lateral inhomogeneity in the upper Mantle beneath the Aegean and the Hellenic Trench near Crete. Geophysical Journal International, 127, 545-558.

Saunders, P., Priestley, K. and Taymaz, T., (1998). Variations in the Crustal Structure Beneath Western Turkey. Geophysical Journal International, 134, 373-389.

Moore, C.J, Klaus, A., Bangs, N.L., Bekins, B., Bücker, C., Brückman, W., Erickson, S., Hansen, O., Horton, T., Ireland, P., Major, C.O., Moore, G.F., Peacock, S., Saito, S., Screaton, E.J., Schimeld, J.W., Stauffer, P.H., Taymaz, T., Teas, P.A., Tokunaga, T., (1998). Consolidation Patterns During Initiation and Evolution of a Plate-Boundary Decollement Zone: Northern Barbados Accretionary Prism. Geology, 26, 9, 811-814.

Taymaz, T., (1999). Seismotectonics of the Marmara Region: Source Characteristics of 1999 Gölcük-Sapanca-Düzce Earthquakes. Proceedings of ITU-IAHS, International Conference On The Kocaeli Earthquake 17 August 1999, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-5 December 1999, pp. 55-78.

Tuncay Taymaz, Rob Westaway, and Robert Reilinger (2004).Guest Editors, Active Faulting and Crustal Deformation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Special Issue of Tectonophysics, 391, issues 1-4, pp. 375, October, 29, 2004.

Tuncay Taymaz, Rob Westaway, and Robert Reilinger (2004). Active Faulting and Crustal Deformation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Special Issue of Tectonophysics, 391, 1-9 (editorial article).

Sato, T., Kasahara, J., Taymaz, T. et al., (2004). A study of microearthquake seismicity and focal mechanisms within the Sea of Marmara (NW Turkey) using ocean-bottom seismometers (OBS), Tectonophysics, 391, 303-314.

Tuncay Taymaz, Yücel Yılmaz and Yıldırım Dilek (2007) Guest Editors: The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia, Special Publication Book, The Geological Society of London, 320 pp, ISBN: 978-1-86239-239-7, England, U.K.

Furlong,K.K, Beroza, G.C., Brun, J.P., Cowie, P.A., Handy, M.R., Mooney, W.D., Taymaz, T., Teyssier, C., Vauchez, A. & Wernicke, B. (2007). Nucleation and Growth of Fault Systems. In: Tectonic Faults-Agents of Change on a Dynamic Earth (eds. M. R. Handy, Greg Hirth & Niels Hovius), pp. 78-98, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press, Book Series, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, ISBN: 978-0-262-08362-1, May 2007.