Assoc. Prof. in Mining Engineering at Nazarbayev University
Mining Engineering
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Contact Info
Saffet Yagiz received a PhD from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA. His main research interests are engineering rock mechanics; mechanized excavation and tunnelling, rock characteristics and testing; geology and geotechnical. He has authored over 100 publications including peer-reviewed scientific journals, proceedings, industrial project reports and books. He is a recognized reviewer of many mining and geotechnical journals and also, Editorial Board Member of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. He is known for the studies of developing the Modified CSM Model for estimating Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) penetration, TBM performance prediction formulas, and also proposing rock brittleness index & classification.
Research Experience
Nazarbayev University June 2017 - Present
Teaching and researching on engineering geology, rock mechanics, tunnelling, excavation etc,.
Assoc. Professor
Nazarbayev University June 2017 - Present
Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics & Tunnelling
Nazarbayev University January 2017 - Present
Research Professor
Penn State University April 2012 - Present
Pamukkale University June 2003 - Present
Teaching and researching on rock mechancs, tunnelling, geotechnics related courses and project respectively.
Professor of Rock Mechanics & Tunnelling
Pamukkale University June 2003 - Present
Teaching Asistant
Colorado School of Mines June 1999 - Present
Teaching asistant for geotechnics, rock mechanics and tunnelling related courses
Colorado School of Mines May 1999 - Present
Penn State University
2012 - 2012
Postgraduate , Mechanized Excavation and Tunneling
Colorado School of Mines
1997 - 2002
Doctoral Degree , Geomechanics, Mechanizied Excavation, Rock Mechanics, Tunneling
Missouri University of Science and Technology
1995 - 1997
Master's Degree , Applied Geology and Geotehnical Eng
Ankara University
1988 - 1992
Bachelor's Degree , Geology and Engineering
Prizes and Awards
May 2012
Post doc fellow in Penn State University, supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Apr 2009
the best paper award by National group of IAEG
Feb 1995
Higher Education Scholarship in Overseas (The USA)
Realted Researchers