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Erdin Bozkurt obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) and his PhD from the Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme in UK, in 1994.  His dissertation was the first research focused on the ‘Effects of Tertiary Extension in the Southern Menderes Massif, Western Turkey’. His research interests are (i) extensional tectonics, (ii) core-complex formation and basin evolution, (iii) growth and evolution of normal faults, and (iv) graben formation and evolution. More recent reach topics include (i) spatial and temporal relationships among migmatization, granitic magmatism and extensional tectonics, (ii) evolution of the Neotethyan branches in northwest Turkey, (ii) correlation of Triassic (?) metamorphic rocks among different tectonic units of the Anatolide-Tauride platform, their provenance, deformation and metamorphism. His research is based mainly on field methods, also supported by detailed petrography, geochemistry and geochronology.

After a short-period of research assistant post in the Ankara University, Dr. Bozkurt was appointed a faculty position in the Department of Geological Engineering at METU in 1995 and he has been working there since then. He has received several awards including: (i) MSc Thesis of the Year Award from METU Prof.Dr. Mustafa N. PARLAR Education and Research Foundation in 1990, (ii) scholarship from Ministry of Education (First Degree) for a PhD Degree in UK in 1990, (iii) Research paper of the year from the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey in 1998 and 2005, (iv) METU Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in 2000, (v) TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Young Scientists Encouragement Award in 2001, (vi) Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) in 2002, (vii) Middle East Technical University Tarık Somer Award in 2002.  He was also elected Associate Member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in 2008 and then he resigned in 2012.

Dr. Bozkurt is currently acting Editor-in-Chief of Geodinamica Acta, Subject Editor of the Journal of the Geological Society, and Associate Editor of Geological Journal; he also serves as editorial board member of several journals. He also acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences during 1999-2012 period and Associate Editor of Geological Society of America Bulletin during 2007-2009 period. Dr. Bozkurt is also a member of Science Academy in Turkey. He is the acting department chair and teaches courses in structural geology, tectonics, field mapping and microtectonics at METU.


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