Dr. Deniz Besiktepe is an assistant professor in the School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from architecture school in 2003 and thirteen years of construction and facilities management experience, she received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, focusing on Construction Engineering and Management at Colorado State University. Dr. Besiktepe worked as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Construction Program before joining Purdue University.
Dr. Besiktepe's research interests include facilities management and built environment, building maintenance, condition assessment, decision-making models, fuzzy applications, and implementing data-driven techniques in the FM area. In addition to her FM research, she has ongoing research efforts in CM and FM education, social sustainability, and corporate social responsibility in CM and FM industries, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JEDI), and operations and maintenance practices in transportation projects.
Ph.D. positions are available in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024
The admitted students are expected to work in broader areas of Facilities Management, Built Environment, and Social Sustainability. Funding opportunities are available through graduate teaching and research assistantships.
A bachelor’s and/or a master’s degree in architecture, architectural engineering, civil engineering, facilities management, construction management, or related fields from an accredited university is required.
Industry experience in construction, facilities, and/or operations and maintenance management is preferred.
Interests or experiences in one or more of the following areas are preferred:
Building maintenance, facility condition assessment, work-order processing,