Biography

Akcelyan

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
McGill University, Canada
Thesis: Seismic retrofit of existing steel tall buildings with supplemental damping devices
Supervisor: Dr. Dimitrios G. Lignos

Master of Science in Earthquake Engineering   
MEEES (Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology)
Rose School, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Pavia, Italy
University of Patras, Greece
University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier, France
Thesis: Direct displacement-based design of concentrically braced steel frames
Supervisors: Dr. Timothy J. Sullivan, Dr. Roberto Nascimbene

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, GPA:3.96/4.00 (1st rank)
Graduation Project: Design and detailing of an industrial steel structure
Supervisors: Dr. Barlas O. Caglayan, Dr. Filiz Piroglu

High School 
St. Georges Austrian College, Turkey
Science (in German)

Middle School
Getronagan Armenian High School, Turkey

Primary School
Merametchian Armenian School, Ferikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

TIMELINE

Young Sarven (just before hair loss)

Photo

BSc. Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, at graduation ceremony with my father.

BSc, with father

Valedictorian speech at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University

Valedictorian.jpg

Graduation Ceremony: MSc. in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy

MSc Graduation

The end of my doctoral defense at McGill University, with my supervisor Prof. Dimitrios G. Lignos

Defense.jpg

 

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