Awards and Grants

2014 The Scientific and Technological  Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), ‘TUBITAK 2232 Yurda Dönüş’ Award and Research Grant
2013 ­ Australian Research Council (ARC) – Discovery Early Career Researcher (DECRA) Award
2013 Newcrest Mining Assoc. Research Grant ($150,000 for three years, including one PhD student stipend)
2012 The University of Queensland New Staff Research Start-Up Grant
2012 The University of Queensland Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2011 for PhD thesis. This award gives formal recognition to outstanding PhD graduates who have demonstrated excellence in a research higher degree and who have been commended by advisors and independent examiners for substantial contribution to their field of research
2011 ResTeach Grant for 2012 and 2013, Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
2008 – 2011 Australian Government: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) PhD Scholarship and Golder Geomechanics Centre Top-up Scholarship. School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2004 Cooperative Research Centre for Mining (CRC Mining) PhD Scholarship, CRC Mining, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2002 Italian Government MSc Scholarship, Department of Structural and Geomechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2001 Graduated BE (Hons II) in Mining Engineering (in English), Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, with the second highest general cumulative grade