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Faculty Profile

MUSTAFA SIDDIK ALTINAKAR

NAT'L CTR COMPUTATIONAL HYDROSCI & ENGIN
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL HYDROSCIENCE & ENGINEERING
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BREVARD HALL RM 327, P.O. BOX 1848
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7788
Joined UM: 12/01/2002

Areas of Expertise

  • APPLIED MATHEMATICS
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING

Brief Bio

Dr. Mustafa S. Altinakar is Associate Director and Research Professor at the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE) of the University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi, USA. Dr. Altinakar obtained his Ph.D in Hydraulics at the Laboratoire de Recherches Hydrauliques (LRH), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 1988, and his M.S (1980) and B.S. (1978) degrees in Civil Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Before joining the NCCHE in December 2002, he was the Acting Director of LRH, EPFL, Switzerland (2001-2002). From 1997 to 2001, he was the Head of the Fluvial Hydraulics Section of LRH-EPFL. During the period 1989-1997, Dr. Altinakar worked as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager for a large Swiss Consulting Company, Bonnard and Gardel Consulting Engineers Ltd. During this period, he was also a part time Research Associate at LRH-EPFL. His fields of specialization and research interests include fluvial hydraulics and its environmental aspects, sediment transport and local scour, flood simulation and management, integrated watershed management, diffusion and dispersion in waterways, stratified flows, computational fluid dynamics, optimization and decision support systems, and design of hydraulic structures. His publications include 2 books, over 35 journal articles, conference proceeding papers, several articles for online encylopedias. He has been invited to deliver keynote lectures, short courses at various universities and leading research institutes around the world. He is a member of the ASCE, the IAHR and ASFPM. He serves as member of the IAHR Section Committee on Fluvial Hydraulics and the Fluids Committee of the ASCE. He is currently the PI for several large scale projects for developing 2D flood simulation models and GIS-based decision support systems for flood mitigation, management.

Degrees

BS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY/ANKARA, TURKEY (1978)
MS
CIVIL ENGINEERING
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY/ANKARA, TURKEY (1980)
MS
MATHEMATICS
FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (1987)
PHD
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
EPF-LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (1988)

Committee Memberships

Engineering Research Council
Ad Hoc Committee
School of Engineering Admin. Council
Other Kind of Committee