M. Talat Birgönül
Honorary Editor-in Chief, Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation
Professor M. Talat Birgonul lectures in the Construction Engineering and Management Division of the Civil Engineering Department at the Middle East Technical University. He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, and received his MSc and PhD from the same university.
He is the author/co-author of more than sixty articles published in leading international academic journals, 9 chapters in international books, and more than 140 national/international conference papers. He has acted as the supervisor and/or co-supervisor of 100 MSc and 10 PhD theses. His primary research interests include engineering economy, international construction, construction planning, macroeconomic aspects of the construction industry, and claim management.
Apart from his academic activities, he acts as an expert witness in Turkish courts and international Arbitral Tribunals and gives claim management consultancy services to leading construction companies. Currently, he is acting as the director of the Construction Engineering and Management Division of the Civil Engineering Department at the Middle East Technical University.
Professor M. Talat Birgonul’s full CV can be reached at http://blog.metu.edu.tr/birgonul/tr/