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Idil Akin, Ph.D.

Contact Information

4731H Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593
Lab news: Instagram @akin.lab


B.S., (2012), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
M.S., (2014), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., (2017), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2023-present)
Associate Professor, North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (2022-2023)
Assistant Professor and Colf Distinguished Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Washington State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2017-2022)

Professional Service

Associate Editor, Environmental Geotechnics (2021-present)
Chair, GI Geoenvironmental Engineering Awards Subcommittee (2022-present)
Secretary, NHERI User Forum (2023-present)

Awards and Honors

2022 WSU CEE Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award
2021 NSF CAREER Award
2018 ASCE Teaching Fellow
2017 Named as a "Rising Star" by MIT Dept. of Civil Eng.
2017 Norman H. Severs Geotechnical Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2012 High Honor Graduate, Middle East Technical University