University of Wisconsin, USA
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tuncer Edil received his BS and MS degrees from Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, all in civil engineering. He is a member of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin. Prof. Tuncer B. Edil has been an active researcher and educator for nearly 40 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Edil is currently serving as Director of the new Recycled Materials Resource Center (RMRC-3G). He has undertaken several projects relating to highway construction and has been actively involved in use of a large variety of recycled materials, including scrap tires, foundry sands, coal combustion products, recycled pavement materials, recycled concrete aggregate, and recycled asphalt shingles. Recently, he is involved in development of a quantitative rating system for sustainable highway construction named BE2ST in Highways. He has published nearly 400 papers in the fields of geotechnical, geoenvironmental, geosynthetics, and pavement engineering. He served as founding Chair of newly formed ASTM Subcommittee D18.14 on Geotechnics of Sustainable Construction. He is a member and Research Coordinator of TRB ADC60 Committee on Waste Management and Resource Efficiency. Dr. Edil is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE’s Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and current Editor-in-Chief of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering journal. He organized the ASTM symposium and edited Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction, ASTM STP 1540 in 2012. He is recipient of numerous personal and team/project awards from ASCE, ASTM, and other organizations. He is holder of 2007 Special Science Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2013 Terzaghi Award and the rank of Distinguished Member from ASCE.


Presentation Day&Time: 23th October 2014, 14:15 - 15:00