Dr. Akinci has more than 20 years of engineering experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining SGH he worked for major EPC, consulting and energy companies. He supported concept development, FEED, detailed design, structural upgrade and construction activities in technical leadership roles. His areas of expertise include design and assessment of offshore platforms, renewable energy structures, buildings, process modules, equipment structures, tanks, piping systems and foundations. He performed seismic, blast and passive fire protection (PFP) walkdowns as part of the structural integrity management (SIM) and process safety programs for offshore and onshore operators. Dr. Akinci has several publications on blast and fire design, PFP optimization, seismic assessment of Oil&Gas facilities and design of nuclear safety related structures for extreme events. He is skilled at developing practical solutions for optimization of structures subject to hydrocarbon accident, earthquake, hurricane, dropped object and impact load risks.