Ferhat Ozcep

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Ferhat Ozcep
Latest company Istanbul University
Membership AGU, EGU, ASCE
BSc Geophysical Engineering
MSc Geophysical Engineering
PhD Geophysics
BSc university Istanbul University
MSc university Istanbul University
PhD university Istanbul University

Ferhat Ozcep was born in Zonguldak (the western Black Sea side of Turkey) on January 23, 1968. He is assoc. professor of geophysics [1] at Istanbul University [2]. He received the B.Sc. degree in Geophysical Engineering from Istanbul University in 1991 and the Pre-Bachelor’s (Associate’s) degree in Electrical Engineering Technician Program from Hacettepe University in 1992. He received the M.Sc. Degree in Geophysical Engineering from Istanbul University in 1994. He received the Ph. D. degree in Geophysics from Istanbul University in 1999. Between 1992 and 2004 years, he was a research assistant in Department of Geophysical Engineering, at Istanbul University. In 1994 and 1996, he was elected a Member (as a general secretary) of Executive Committee of Istanbul Branch of “Chamber of Geophysical Engineers” that is only Geophysical Society in Turkey. Between 2006 and 2008, he was a Member of Executive Committee of “Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects”. He was selected as a Member of History of Geophysics Committee, American Geophysical Union for the term 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2004. He is also a member of Geophysical Engineering Committee of ASCE[3]

He is a member of American Geophysical Union, European Geosciences Union, Deutsche Geophysikalische Geselschaft (German Geophysical Society), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey, Earthquake Engineering Association of Turkey, and Turkish Society for History of Science.

His current research interests in geophysics focus on a wide range of topics: “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering”, “Soil Dynamics”, “Seismic Microzonation”, “Paleomagnetism-Geomagnetism”, “Tectonophysics (Geodynamics)”, “Electromagnetic Techniques”, “Archeogeophysics”, “Exploration and Protection of the Nature (Environmental Geophysics)”, and “History and Philosophy of Science”.

He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at University of Cambridge for Lent term 2015, where he has attended seminars and lectures run by the Department and has made use of the Department and University’s facilities. Whilst he was in the Department, his sponsor was Professor Jim Secord.


  • Özçep, F. ve Orbay, N., 2002, Geophysics and Historical Development, in Turkish, Istanbul University Pub., No:4347, ISBN 975-404-664-6, 446 page, İstanbul, Turkey.
  • Özçep, F., 2007, Microzonation: Principle and Practice, in Turkish, Chamber of Geophysical Engineering of Turkey Pub., 211 pages, ISBN 978-9944-89-231-5, Ankara, Turkey
  • Özçep, F., 2009, Geotechnical and Geophysical Analysis of Soils (for Structral Design), Nobel Pub., 609 pages, ISBN 978-605-395-177-3, Ankara, Turkey