Doctor of Engineering
(Professor of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
She conducted her PhD studies at Istanbul Technical University and Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Her main research interests include lean construction, decision support techniques, project management, resource management, marketing management, off-site fabrication, and most aspects of construction management. She has been involved in several research projects funded by different agencies. Her research work over the years has resulted in 158 technical papers in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr. Polat is currently serving on the editorial board of an international journal.