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Caglar Oskay

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

  • Multiscale Computational Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures
  • Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Structures
  • Computational Modeling of Composites and other Heterogeneous Materials
  • Modeling of Multiphysics Systems
  • Read about Dr. Oskay's focus on the failure of structures and predicting the lifespan of heterogeneous materials through multiscale computational mechanics in Vanderbilt Engineering magazine


Çağlar Oskay is professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering. He has been faculty at Vanderbilt University since 2006. He was named Chancellor Faculty Fellow in 2016 and ASME Fellow in 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Civil Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003. He worked as a research associate at the Scientific Computation Research Center and Civil Engineering Department at RPI before joining Vanderbilt University. His primary research focus is on multiscale computational modeling and simulation of material and structure systems subjected to extreme environments and loading conditions.

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