Department of Geophysics, Boğaziçi University
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Postal Address :   Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute,
                              Department of Geophysics Çengelköy, İstanbul 34684 Turkey
Ph.D., Geophysics, DPRI, Kyoto University, (in progress)
M.Sc. Geophysics, Boğaziçi University, 2002
B.Sc. Geophysics, Istanbul University, 1997
Work Experience
1998  to Present     Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Obs. and E.R.I., Geophysical Engineer
Research Projects
Studies of Earthquake Generation and Ground Motion in the Marmara Sea Region and their applications to Disaster Mitigation  in Turkey, JICA-JST project, 2012. (ongoing)
Continental Dynamics/Central anatolian Tectonics, U.S. National Science Foundation, 2011. (ongoing)
Investigating The Electrical Resistivity Structure of the North Anatolian Fault – mid sections – in Two or Three Dimensions, Scientific Research Projects, 6005, Boğaziçi Univesity, 2011. (ongonig)
Anomalous resistivity structure beneath the seismic gap at the western part of North Anatolian Fault and its relation to earthquake generation processes, Japan Society for the Promotin of Science (JSPS), 2007-2010.
Electric and magnetic studies ofseismogenic zones, TUBITAK-NASU, 2006-2008.
Imaging the crustal structure near Uludağ, Bursa by EM methods, Scientific Research Projects, Boğaziçi University, 06T201, 2006-2008.
Tolak Çiftçi, E., N. Oshiman, S.B. Tank, R. Yoshimura, Y. Ogawa, Y. Honkura, M. Matsushima, M. Matsushima, and C. Çelik,  “Spatial variation in electrical resistivity structure along the rupture zone of the 1999 İzmit Earthquake, Turkey”, (Submitted to G-cubed)
Honkura, Y.,  N. Oshiman, M. Matsushima, S. Barış, M.K. Tunçer, S.B.Tank, C. Çelik and E. Tolak Çiftçi, “Rapid changes in the electrical state of the 1999 Izmit earthquake rupture zone” Nature Communications, 4, Article number:2116, doi: 10.1038/ncomms3116, 2013.
Karcıoğlu, G., S.B. Tank, A. Gürer, E. Tolak Çiftçi, T. Kaya, and M.K. Tunçer; “Upper crustal electrical resistivity structures in the vicinity of the Çatalca Fault, Istanbul, Turkey by magnetotelluric data ”, Stud. Geophys. Geod., 57, 292-308, doi: 10.1007/s11200-011-0228-6, 2013.
Cengiz, C., M.K. Tunçer, E. Tolak Çiftçi, M. Zobu, N. Oshiman, S.B. Tank; “Solar and lunar geomagnetic variations in the northwestern part of Turkey”; Geophys. J. Int., 189, Issue 1,391-399, 2012.
Kaya T., S.B. Tank, M.K. Tunçer, I.I. Rokityansky, E. Tolak, T. Savchenko; “Asperity along the North anatolian Fault imaged by magnetotellurics at Düzce, Turkey”, Earth Planets Space, 61, 871-884, 2009.
Tank S.B., Y. Honkura, Y. Ogawa, M. Matsushima, N. Oshiman, M.K. Tunçer, C. Celik, E. Tolak, and A.M.Işıkara; “Magnetotelluric imaging of the falt rupture area of the 1999 Izmit(Turkey) earthquake”, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 150, 213-225, 2005.
Tank, S.B.,Y. Honkura, Y. Ogawa, N. Oshiman, M.K. Tunçer, M. Matsushima, C. Çelik, E. Tolak, and A.M. Işıkara; “Resistivity structure in the western part of the fault  rupture zone associated with the 1999 İzmit earthquake and its seşsmogenic implication”, Earth Planets Space, 55, 437-442, 2003.
Matsushima, M., Y. Honkura, N. Oshiman, Ş. Barış, M.K. Tunçer, S.B. Tank, C. Çelik, F. Takahashi, M. Nakanishi, R. Yoshimura, R. Pektaş, T. Komut, E. Tolak, A.Ito, Y. Iio, and A.M. Işıkara; “Seismo-electromagnetic effect associated with the Izmit earthquake and its aftershock”, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v92, pp. 350-360, 2002.