Ahmet Zeytinci, Ph.D., P.E., F-NSPE, F-ASCE
Ahmet Zeytinci, Ph.D., P.E., F-NSPE, F-ASCE, an award-winning professor, licensed professional engineer and author. Since joining academia, Dr. Zeytinci, or “Dr. Z” as he is known by his students and colleagues, has distinguished himself on campus and beyond as an extraordinarily dedicated and passionate teacher, mentor, scholar, and champion for professionalism and service in engineering. His areas of specialization are in structures, vibrations of plates, and computational applied mechanics.
Zeytinci has produced award-winning designs; is prolific in professional service; and his pedagogical style allows free exchange with students and promotes deep learning. He is the recipient of numerous local, regional, and national awards, including the 2015 Excellence in Engineering Education from the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Distinguished Teaching and Outstanding Campus Representative from the American Society for Engineering Education’s Mid-Atlantic Section, the 2016 Dr. M.H. Parker Distinguished Educator’s Award and the Centennial Engineer of the Month award from ASCE’s National Capital Section.
He has been regularly writing technical articles for the ASCE National Capital Section’s monthly newsletter since 2014. His column is titled “Dr. Z’s Corner.” In addition, he has been offering pro bono Saturday classes for students and practicing engineers preparing for the FE/PE exams for the last 20 years.