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Ali Samet Öngen

Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards 2016

Soil System Sciences
Ali Samet Öngen

The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Ali Samet Öngen for the poster entitled:

The relationship between water content and swelling parameters of soils (Öngen, A. S.; Ergüler, Z. A.).

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Ali Samet Öngen graduated from Department of Geological Engineering at Akdeniz University in 2012. Before his graduation, he joined an internship program at Vrije Universiteit located in Netherlands, and performed a research entitled as “Analyzing vertical movements in Miocene basins of Manavgat, Turkey” with Prof.Giovanni BERTOTTI in 2011. After graduation, he started Master of Science education at Department of Geological Engineering of Dumlupinar University situated in Turkey. His main interest was to explain the engineering behavior of expansive soils during MSc education, and accordingly, in 2015, he completed his MSc. thesis, entitled as “The effect of initial water content on swelling behavior of fine grained soils” at Dumlupinar University, Department of Geological Engineering, with Zeynal Abiddin Erguler, Professor of Engineering Geology, serving as advisor. During MSc research, he proposed new predictive models between initial water content and swelling parameters of soils to clarify the effect of initial water content on swelling parameters of soils. The awarded poster summarizes a new approach called as “Soil Swelling Designation” that is useful to predict the swelling parameters of any soil in any water content by using linear relationship. Following his MSc degree, Ali Samet ÖNGEN started PhD education at Department of Geological Engineering of Dumlupinar University. He completed his coursework and he will work on PhD research after taking Qualifying Examination. Therefore he is currently preparing himself for this exam in addition to literature survey to find suitable and unique subject for PhD thesis. His main interests are soil mechanics (particularly swelling behavior of soils), engineering geology and rock mechanics.

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