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Staff Profile

 

Title

Assistant Professor

Contact

School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
E:   Merih.Kucukler@warwick.ac.uk
W:   https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/people/profile/?tag=mk

Research Interests

Structural stability, steel structures, steel-concrete composite structures, numerical modelling, laboratory testing, development of structural steel design methods

Biography

Dr Merih Kucukler is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. He obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London in 2015, from where he also received an MSc with Distinction in Structural Steel Design in 2011. Dr Kucukler's PhD research focused on the development of a new, stiffness reduction based design approach for steel structures, where methods for the assessment of a broad range of instability phenomena encountered in steel structures on the basis of this new design philosophy were derived. Part of his PhD research received the Vinnakota Award of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) of the USA. After obtaining his PhD in 2015, he worked at Imperial College London as a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the steel structures research group. In 2018, he joined the University of Warwick as an Assistant Professor. Dr Kucukler is a peer reviewer for a number of top ranking research journals in his field such as Engineering Structures, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Thin-Walled Structures, International Journal of Steel Structures and Structures. He is engaged in teaching in the subjects of computational modelling and steel structures. His research interests primarily lie in the areas of structural stability, laboratory testing, numerical modelling and development of structural steel design methods.

Publications

Journals
  • Kucukler, Merih, Gardner, Leroy, 2019. Design of web-tapered steel beams against lateral-torsional buckling through a stiffness reduction method. Engineering Structures, 190, pp. 246-261, View
  • Kucukler, Merih, Gardner, Leroy, 2019. Design of hot-finished tubular steel members using a stiffness reduction method. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 160, pp. 340-358, View
  • dos Santos, G.B., Gardner, L., Kucukler, Merih, 2018. A method for the numerical derivation of plastic collapse loads. Thin-Walled Structures, 124, pp. 258-277, View
  • Kucukler, Merih, Gardner, Leroy, 2018. Design of laterally restrained web-tapered steel structures through a stiffness reduction method. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 141, pp. 63-76, View
  • dos Santos, G. B., Gardner, L., Kucukler, Merih, 2018. Experimental and numerical study of stainless steel I-sections under concentrated internal one-flange and internal two-flange loading. Engineering Structures, 175, pp. 355-370, View
  • Gardner, L., Yun, X., Macorini, L., Kucukler, Merih, 2017. Hot-rolled steel and steel-concrete composite design incorporating strain hardening. Structures, 9, pp. 21-28, View
  • Kucukler, Merih, Gardner, Leroy, Macorini, Lorenzo, 2016. Development and assessment of a practical stiffness reduction method for the in-plane design of steel frames. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 126, pp. 187-200, View

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • A fully-funded PhD studentship is available. See the following link for detailed information: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/postgraduate/phd/project/mk