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Alper Kanyilmaz is a civil (structural) engineer. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Turkey), a MSc in Civil Engineering and a PhD (with honor) in Architecture, Built Environment and Constuction Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

He is currently a post-doc researcher in Politecnico di Milano, with experience in large scale experimentation and advanced numerical analysis in the field of earthquake structural engineering. He is specialized in  steel and composite structures, seismic isolation devices, industrial structures (racks, silos, and tanks) and fabrication of steel joints.

He published 40+ articles in top international journals, and peer-reviewed international conferences. He won two awards in International Steel Design and Concrete design competitions. He wrote and co-authored several research proposals which obtained €1M+ grant from European Union.

He has academic and communication fluency in Italian, English, and Turkish languages.