Dr. Ferhat Ozcep received the B.Sc. degree in Geophysical Engineering from Istanbul University in 1991 and the Pre-Bachelor’s (Associate’s) degree in Electrical Engineering Technician Program from Hacettepe University in 1992. He received the M.Sc. Degree in Geophysical Engineering from Istanbul University in 1994. He received the Ph. D. degree in Geophysics from Istanbul University in 1999. Between 1992 and 2004 years, he was a research assistant in Department of Geophysical Engineering, at Istanbul University. In 1994 and 1996, he was elected a Member (as a general secretary) of Executive Committee of Istanbul Branch of “Chamber of Geophysical Engineers” that is only Geophysical Society in Turkey. During these memberships, he worked as an editorial board member of Newspaper “Mühendislik ve Mimarlıkta ÖLÇÜ” of “Union of Chambers of Turkish Architects and Engineers” (U.C.T.E.A.). Between 2006 and 2008, he was a Member of Executive Committee of “Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects”. He was selected as a Member of History of Geophysics Committee, American Geophysical Union for the term 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2004. He is a member of American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Deutsche Geophysikalische Geselschaft (German Geophysical Society), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey, Earthquake Engineering Association of Turkey, Environmental and Woodlands Protection Society of Turkey, and Turkish Society for History of Science. At the present, he is professor of geophysics at Istanbul University. His current research interests in geophysics focus on a wide range of topics: “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering”, “Soil Dynamics”, “Seismic Microzonation”, “Paleomagnetism-Geomagnetism”, “Tectonophysics (Geodynamics)”, “Electromagnetic Techniques”, “Archeogeophysics”, “Exploration and Protection of the Nature (Environmental Geophysics)”, and “History and Philosophy of Science”. He has been Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at University of Cambridge for Lent term 2015. He has been Visiting Scholar in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University from June 15 to September 15, 2016.
He was named co-chair of Department of Geophysical Engineering at University of Istanbul in July 2017.
Currently he is visiting scholar in the Department of the Science at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Prof. Ozcep will be conducting research on the “Investigation on Geophysical Ideas and Measurements in Ottoman Geography in Transition from Pre-Modern (Islamic) to Modern (Western) Periods.” from July 01 to October 01, 2017.
- Pre-Bachelor’s (Associate’s): Electrical Engineering Technician Program, Hacettepe University, 1992
- B.Sc : Geophysical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, 1991
- M.Sc : Geophysical Engineering, Istanbul University, 1994
- Ph.D : Geophysical Engineering, Istanbul University,2000
Academic / Teaching Experience
Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Geophysical Engineering, University of Istanbul. From 1992 to 2004.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysical Engineering, University of Istanbul. From 2004 to 2012.
Associate Professor, Department of Geophysical Engineering, University of Istanbul. From 2012 to 2017.
Professor, Department of Geophysical Engineering, University of Istanbul. From 2017 to Present.
Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 2015.
Visiting Scholar, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, between June 15, 2016 to September 15, 2016.
Visiting Scholar, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, between July 01, 2017 to October 01, 2017