Biography

Çağlar Özkaymak (born 26 July 1974) is a Turkish geologist. His training is in geology, active tectonics, paleoseismology, and tectonic geomorpholgy. After graduating from the Hacettepe University, Turkey in 2000, he recevied his master of science degree from the Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversity, Turkey in 2003. He  completed his doctorate at Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey in 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Hasan Sözbilir  with a thesis on “Active Tectonics and Seismicity of the Manisa Basin, western Anatolia, Turkey”. Dokuz Eylül University honored him with Science Honour Award and Publication Honour Award in 2012. He is also being awarded the 2011 year Golden Hammer Research Award by the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey for their work on a paleoseismology of the Manisa Fault Zone, Manisa, Turkey. He was an research assistant between 2001-2004 in Yüzüncü Yıl University; between 2004-2012 in Dokuz Eylül University; research assistant Dr. between 2012-2013 in Yüzüncü Yıl University and assistant professor between 2013-1015 in Afyon Kocatepe University. He also worked and studied geosciences in some top rated universities around the world, including Université Blaise Pascal, France, Universität Bern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Çağlar Özkaymak is currently on the faculty at Afyon Kocatepe University Department of Geological Engineering as associate professor of Geology. He is also a director of the Earthquake Research and Application Center of Afyon Kocatepe University since 2015.