Ahmet Akoglu


Now Researcher at Istanbul Technical University (ITU)​


Research Interests

I use satellite radar interferometry to study the crustal deformation along major plate boundary faults around the Mediterranean. At my work at KAUST I’ll try to combine this technique with finite element modelling to reveal more information about the rheology of the lithosphere.

Selected Publications

  • Çakir, Z., and A. M. Akoglu, 2008, Synthetic aperture radar interferometry observations of the M = 6.0 Orta earthquake of 6 June 2000 (NW Turkey): Reactivation of a listric fault, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q08009, doi:10.1029/2008GC002031.
  • Akoglu, A.M, Z. Çakir, M. Meghraoui, S. Belabbes, S.O. El Alami, S. Ergintav, and H.S. Akyüz, 2006, The 1994-2004 Al Hoceima ( Morocco ) Earthquake Sequence: Conjugate fault ruptures deduced from InSAR, Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett. 252, 467-480.
  • Çakir, Z., A. M. Akoglu, S. Belabbes, S. Ergintav, M. Meghraoui, 2005, Creeping along the Ismetpasa section of the North Anatolian Fault (Western Turkey): Rate and extent from InSAR, Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett. 238, 225-234.


  • Ph.D. ITU Eurasian Institute of Earth Sciences, Turkey, 2008