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Institutional Information: Mühendislik Ve Mimarlik Fakültesi, Inşaat Mühendisliği, Geoteknik Anabilim Dalı
Research Areas: Civil Engineering, Geotechnical, Soil Mechanics, Mining Engineering and Technology, Mining Operations, Engineering and Technology

Names in Publications: Erol Yilmaz; E Yilmaz,




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Erol Yilmaz was born on 20 October 1979 in Rize/Çayeli/Madenli, Türkiye. He received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in mining engineering from Istanbul University in 2000, the M.Sc. degree in mining engineering from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU: Trabzon, Türkiye) in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT; Rouyn-Noranda, Canada) in 2010. From July 2000 to July 2004, he was an Expert in the Department of Mining Engineering, KTU. In August 2004, he moved to Canada to work in an international project at the URSTM Laboratory, UQAT. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UQAT, focusing on physical/geochemical behavior of surface paste disposal. He worked as an engineer and manager in various units of Çayeli Bakır İşletmeleri AŞ (underground copper-zinc mine), including cemented paste backfill and concrete batch plant.


Erol Yilmaz is a professor at the Civil Engineering Department (Geotechnical Division) in the School of Engineering at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University in Rize, Türkiye. He has more than 20 years of rich experience in industry, academia, and research by focusing on geotechnics/waste management. He has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific publications, including books, reports, and journal/conference articles. His research is well recognized by the academic society, drawing more than 4448 citations with H-index of 44 (WOS). Researcher was included in the "World's Most Influential Scientists" list created as a result of a study conducted by a team of US and Dutch scientists under the coordination of Stanford University. Moreover, according to 2022 performance data, the researcher has succeeded in entering the list of the World's TOP 2% of Scientists for the 'third consecutive time'.


He is serving as Lead Guest Editor of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Q2) and Advances in Civil Engineering (Q3), an Associate Editor of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering (Q2), Frontiers in Materials (Q2) and Frontiers in Built Environment (Q2), and an Editorial Board Member of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (Q1), Journal of Mining and Environment (Q4), International Journal of Minerals Metallurgy and Materials (Q1), and International Journal of Mining Reclamation and Environment (Q2).


He is also very active in the transfer of knowledge and in training highly qualified personnel. He has been 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