Mustafa Erdik a Professor Emeritus of Earthquake Engineering at Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Bogazici University and serves as the president of the Turkish Earthquake Foundation. He has worked with several UN organizations and other international foundations around the world on earthquake engineering problems. He has authored and co-authored about 300 scientific publications including 5 books. In 1999 he was elected as the laureate of United Nation's Sasakawa Disaster Prevention Award, in 2004 he has received the NATO Science for Peace - Summit Prize, in 2013 he was awarded the Bruce Bolt Medal by SSA, EERI and COSMOS and in 2016 he has received the Nicholas Ambraseys Distinguished Lecture Award by EAEE.
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