Department of Civil Engineering                   
Middle East Technical University           Phone: + (90) (312) 210 5489
06531, ODTU, Ankara, TURKEY           e-mail : nejan [at]

Copyright ® 2010 Nejan Huvaj Sarihan. All rights reserved
                        Assistant Professor
September 5-10, 2011, I was at the International School on "LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation" LARAM at the University of Salerno, Italy
September 19-29, 2011, I was at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden as part of ERASMUS Teaching Staff Exchange program and also travelled to Aitik copper mine in Gallivare.
July 2011, Graduation of Civil Engineering Class of 2011
April 22-27, 2012, I was at European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2012 Annual Meeting at Vienna. I was the co-convener of two sessions: NH3.1: Mechanisms and processes of landslides induced by water, NH3.8: Prediction and forecasting of landslides
March 25-29, 2012  I  was at ASCE Geo-Institute Annual Geo-Congress Conference at Oakland, California
May 24-25, 2012, Geosynthetics Conference 2012 organized by Turkish Geosynthetics Society at Boğazici University, İstanbul.
June 28-30, 2012, I was at the 3rd International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering at Near East University at Norhtern Cyprus
October 4-5, 2012, I was at Turkish Geotechnical Engineering Conference ZM14 organized by Turkish National Committee on Soil Mechanics, at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta
October 17-19, 2012, I was in the organizing committee of 10th International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE2012)  held at Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
March 3-6, 2013: I was at the ASCE GeoInstitute GeoCongress 2013 at San Diego

June 5-6, 2012 I organized an International Geosynthetics Seminer in Ankara. More than 330 people attended. See the program.

July 2012, Graduation of Civil Engineering Class of 2012
June 18-20, 2012 I was at Geobrugg live test of rockfall barriers in Switzerland and site visits in Austria.

January 31, 2013: M.S. student Arash Maghsoudloo presented his M.S. study on "nonlinearity of residual shear strength envelope in stiff clays".
December 3-7, 2012: PhD Student Mohammad Ahmadiadli in our research team has been awarded admission and travel/accommodation grant for "Winter School on Numerical and Experimental Assessment of Landslides and Debris Flows" organized by MUMOLADE network (coordinated by ETH Zurich). This school was held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

January 20, 2013, Sunday: 12:00-16:00, Fall 2012 CE4004 Students presented their term projects...
The team of two undergraduate students Berkin Dörtdivanlioglu and Özgün Alp Numanoglu has been ranked 1st in poster presentations (that has 20% contribution in the overall score)  and ranked 3rd in Geoprediction 2013 competition (organized by ASCE GeoInstitute) at Geo-Congress 2013, in San Diego California at 3-6 March 2013. More pictures:
March 9, 2013: I gave a seminar as part of Chamber of Civil Engineers (IMO) Geotechnial Short Course at Canakkale:

October 21-22, 2013: I will be giving a talk at the Mediterranean Workshop on Landslides (MWL) on 21-22 October 2013, in Naples, Italy as part of the session "Landslides in Hard Soils Weak Rocks and relevant material properties":
December 2013: 5. Geotechnical Symposium (5. Geoteknik Sempozyumu), IMO Adana
November 2013: Prof. Ismet Ordemir'i Anma Toplantisi ve 7. ODTU Geoteknik Sempozyumu, METU, Ankara
Rock on top of rock: Reiki interface friction from San Diego
April 13, 2013: I gave a seminar at Lefkosa, organized by Chamber of Civil Engineers (IMO) Turkish Repulic of Northern Cyprus:

April 27, 2013: I organized a half-day technical trip as part of CE562 Aplications of Geosynthetics course to a geosynthetics factory near Ankara to observe manufacturing and testing of geosynthetics.
June 7, 2013: I was at Adana-Ceyhan for BOTAS Intl. Ltd.
June 2013: With graduating senior METU Civil Engineering students.
September 9-13, 2013: PhD Student Arash Maghsoudloo in our research team has been awarded admission and travel/accommodation grant for "Summer School on Numerical and Experimental Assessment of Landslides and Debris Flows" organized by MUMOLADE network (coordinated by ETH Zurich). This school will be held at Vienna.
September 2-6, 2013: I will be at the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Paris
June 10, 2014: From our research group, Serhan Ergin defended his M.S. thesis today, on prediction of consolidation settlement of soft ground improved with vertical drains. Congratulations to Serhan!
June 05, 2014: From our research group, graduate student Burak Akbas received "Course Performance Award" given by the Graduate School, for completing 7 M.S. courses in 2 semesters with a 4.0 CGPA. Congratulations Burak!
June 13, 2014: With the owners and engineers at the site at Bursa where a 35 m cut slope will be made.
June 19, 2014: Anil Ekici, from our Geotech Research Group, presented his M.S. thesis work on lateral loaded passive pile behavior at the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methdos in Geotechnical Engineering, held at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2014.

Anil is selected to receive TUBITAK conference travel grant to attend this conference (TUBITAK 2224-A - Yurt Disi Bilimsel Etkinliklere Katilma Destegi):
July 23, 2014: I was at the site investigation of a landslide at Erzurum ski jump resort for Chamber of Civil Engineers (Insaat Muhendisleri Odasi, IMO).