About – College of Engineering (CoE)

The College of Engineering is one of the first colleges established at Bartın University (BU) and currently houses seven departments. These are: Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Textile Engineering. In addition to these departments there are efforts to organize Industrial and Mechatronic Engineering departments within the college. With the support of outstanding faculty members in these departments the college provides leadership to our university in particular and to Turkey in general over broad fields of engineering and their applications.

About – Mehmet Mustafa ARAL

Prof. Mustafa M. Aral is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Civil Engineering at Bartın University (BU). In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer of the college and provides leadership to the faculty and the students within the college. Prior to his current appointment at BU, Prof. Aral was the Director of the Multimedia Environmental Simulations Research Center (MESL) and a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech., USA). At the conclusion of his leadership at these positions in 2018, MESL research center was a multimillion dollar research enterprise focusing on research topics such as Climate Change, Hydraulic Fracturing, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Pollution Assessment and Modeling, Environmental Health and Exposure analysis, Environmental Management and Population Dynamics.

Prof. Mehmet Mustafa ARAL
Acting Dean, College of Engineering
Bartın University
Phone :  
0 378 501 10 21


Dr. Aral received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1967 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1969 and 1971, respectively. Upon graduation from Georgia Tech. he served as an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at METU during the period (1971 – 1978). He received his Associate Professor diploma (Doçent diploma) in the Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis field (1978) while he was a faculty member at the Mathematics Department, METU. After returning to Georgia Institute of Technology as a faculty member on sabbatical leave from METU in 1978, he was invited to join the faculty at Georgia Tech and he served at that institution at the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor until 2018.

Dr. Aral’s field of research is in the area of large scale environmental modeling and environmental fluid mechanic applications. He has authored and co-authored over 100 publications in archival technical journals and authored and contributed to 16 books. He has participated in the acquisition of over $34 million in research funding while at Georgia Tech, and graduated 20 Ph.D. students as of 2018. While working in USA, Dr. Aral has received 29 National and International awards throughout his career. Dr. Aral is a member of several professional organizations and most recently he served as the President of the American Institute of Hydrology (2014 – 2016).

Dr. Aral is a native of Ankara, Turkey, and has one son Sinan Aral.