Dr. Kıymaz has earned his PhD degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London and has been in the academic life for more than twenty years. He has completed his masters study at the same university on Structural Steel Design. Dr. Kıymaz's research focuses mainly on steel structures and seismic resistant design of structures. Within the framework of university-industry relations he has carried out projects in collaboration with institutions and organizations in the construction sector. In undergraduate engineering education he believes that students learn much better when subjected to hands-on real life technical experience. In line with this Dr. Kıymaz has urged his students to be involved in engineering competitions both at national and international level. He has acted as technical committee chairman within a team of professors from various universities from around Turkey to implement the famous EERI Seismic Design Competition in Turkey. In his fields of expertise, Dr. Kıymaz has ongoing academic and professional collaborations with institutions and organizations both in Europe and USA.
Research Fields: Steel structures, seismic resistant design of structures, thin-walled light gauge metal structures, steel storage racking systems, structural connections, structural strengthening