Prof. Dr. Yücel YILMAZ
Born on 10.10.1942 in Hatay Province, Turkey
Married, with one child
Pertevniyal High School, Istanbul, 1957-1960
Istanbul University Faculty of Science, 1960-1964
University College, University of London, 1967-1972.
Research and Projects
Geologist, M.T.A. Institute, Ankara, 1966-1967
Teaching Assistant Istanbul Univ. Science Fac., Course in Applied Geology, 1973-1977.
Research Assistant University of London, Geology Department, 1975.
Visiting Researcher, Leicester University, England, 1975.
Assistant Professor Istanbul Univ. Science Fac., Course in Applied Geology, and Ist. Univ. Geosciences Faculty, Istanbul, 1977.
Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor State University, at Albany, New York, 1979.
Visiting Assistant Professor Maitre de Conference; Dept. Géologie, Paris Univ. Sud d'Orsay, 1981.
NATO ASI "Tectonic Evolution of the Tethyan region" summer school preparation committee member Convener, 1986.
NATO - Collaborative research project with Prof. Dr. Dan Karig (USA), 1986-1988.
Professor Istanbul Technical Univ., Mining Faculty, Geology Dept., 1987.
Western Anatolian Partnership project with Cambridge University Prof. D. Mac Kenzie, 1989-91.
Research Cambridge University, 1988-1990.
International Volcanological Congress, Convener, 1994.
International Congress on the Aegean Regions, Convener, 1995.
International Congress on the Aegean Regions, opening address, 1995.
Second International Turkish Geology Workshop; Work in progress on the geology of Turkey, Convener, 1995.
European Union of Geosciences meeting, Strasbourg, Chairman, 1995.
European Union of Geosciences meeting, Strasbourg, Chairman, 1997.
Acta Volcanologica magazine editorial board member, from 1995 on.
Member of the editorial board for: TUBİTAK/Nature Magazine, Istanbul Technical Univ. magazine, Istanbul Univ.
Geosciences magazine, Hacettepe Univ. Geosciences magazine, Geosound magazine, Sivas University of the Republic magazine.
Western Anatolian Seismology 2000, Izmir, The Ninth of September Univ.
Works in progress in Turkey 2001 meeting, Çukurova Univ.
TÜBİTAK, Incentive prize (candidate on behalf of TBAG), 1979.
TÜBİTAK, Science prize, 1999.
International Geodesic and Geophysic Union National Committee Volcanology subgroup member, 1975-1977.
Istanbul Univ. Geosciences Faculty, founding member and faculty board member, 1977-1983.
Geosciences Faculty Geological and Geophysics Engineering Departments’ Curriculum Preparation Commission member, 1977-78.
Turkish Geological Society, honorary board member, 1980.
TÜBİTAK science committee member, 1981-1985.
NATO Advanced Study Institute Panel Member, 1980-1985.
Minerology/Petrografology branch head (Ist. Univ. Engineering Fac. Geology Dept.), 1983-1987.
Geology Dept. Head (Istanbul Tech. Univ. Mining Fac.), 1987-1991.
Ocean Drilling Project (ODP), EMCO (Executive Council) member since 1989.
TÜBİTAK Geosciences Research Group member, 1992-1995.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Fac., Faculty Board member, since 1992.
1995 Turkish Academy of Sciences, principal member.
1996 Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Fac. member of the Board of Directors.
1998 TÜBİTAK YDABÇAĞ Research Group member.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Faculty dean, 2000-2002.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Faculty Foundation president, since 2000.
Other Professional Activities
Turkish Geological Society, technical committees’ sitting president, since 1974.
Turkish Geological Society, Golden Symposium preparation committee, 1978.
Science Faculty and Geoscience Faculty Geology colloquia preparation, 1974-1980.
Editorial advisory board member for the proceedings of the international symposium on earthquake prediction research, 1980.
Jury member for Paris University doctoral candidate J.M. Fontain’s defense Univ. Paris, Sud Centre D'Orsay, 16 December 1981.
Jury member for Paris University doctoral candidate M. Servais’s defense Univ. Paris, Sud Centre D'Orsay, 6 October 1982.
Doctoral thesis advisor for Edinburg University Ph.D. candidate T. Ustaömer, 1989-1992.
Attended more than 100 conferences at such institutions as New York State University., Colombia Univ., "Lamont-Doherty Obs.", Oxford Univ., Univ. of London., Paris Univ., ETH-Zurih Univ., Edinburg Univ.
MTA Institute General Consulting Management Council member since 1997.
Consultant to the Turkish Petrol Corporation since 1996.
Consultant to Exxon Mobil Petrol since 2000.