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Alper Kanyilmaz, born in Izmir (Turkey) on 27.10.1983, is a certified Civil Engineer in Italy. 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 published 60+ 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 continuously held research grants at the Politecnico di Milano since 2010. In the same period, he worked in several research projects funded by the European Commission, working in close collaboration with numerous international research institutes and companies.

His current research interests include:

(I) Advanced manufacturing of steel structures by means of Laser Cutting Technology and Additive Manufacturing.
(II) Replacable dissipative devices and seismic isolation techniques to enhance the seismic behaviour and sustainability performance of steel structures (buildings and industrial systems such as silos and tasks).
(III) Seismic analysis of ordinary steel and steel-concrete composite structures in low-to-moderate seismicity regions.
(IV) Pallet racking systems and automated warehouses made of cold formed steel profiles: Seismic behaviour, Fatigue performance.

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