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Erol Yilmaz is an Associate Professor at Civil Engineering Department (Geotechnical Division) in School of Engineering and Architecture at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (RTEU: Rize, Turkey). He received his B.Sc. degree (with honors first class) in Mining Engineering from Istanbul University in 2000, and his M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU: Trabzon, Turkey) in 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT: Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada) in 2010, and completed his Post-Doctoral Research at the same university in 2011. He has over 20 years of rich experience in industry, academia, and research by focusing on analytical, innovative and operational issues on geotechnics, mine fills and waste cementitious materials covering several countries in North America, Asia and Europe. He is a globally recognized researcher in the field of recover, recycling and revalorization of mining waste, and mine backfilling, and provides advice and support to several operating mines for improving the design and operation of paste fill plants as well as waste disposal sites. Before joining the university, he worked as an Engineer for Çayeli Bakır İşletmeleri A.Ş. of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications, including books, reports, and journal/conference articles. His research is well recognized by the academic society, drawing more than 2000 citations with H-index of 30 (Web of Science). He is serving as Lead Guest Editor of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (AMSE) and Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE), an Associate Editor of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Geotechnical Engineering (ICE – GEEN), and an Editorial Board Member of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (GEGE) and Journal of Mining and Environment (JME). He has a very close relationship with the industry. Dr. Yilmaz has significant site experience and specializes in mining waste management and backfill application. He keenly works with Chinese, Canadian and many international professional bodies on green waste management and development tools as well as resource efficiency issues. He is also very active in the transfer of knowledge and in training highly qualified personnel. At present, he has been repeatedly invited as a Keynote Speaker and acts as a Consultant and a Reviewer for several scientific committees, peer-reviewed journals, funding agencies, and several international projects.


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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesi, İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümü, Geoteknik Anabilim Dalı, Zihni Derin Yerleşkesi – Fener Mahallesi 53100 Merkez/RİZE