Yaşar University | Curriculum Vitae

Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Mauricio Gabriel Morales Beltran

Faculty of Architecture / Dept. of Architecture

Short CV

Architect and Structural Engineer with doctoral studies in energy-based seismic design of tall buildings (2018, TU Delft). Broad experience in architectural education integrating structural design and building technology subjects. He began his academic career as lecturer at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Catolica del Norte in 2001 (Chile), in parallel with professional activities as Architect. Between 2008 - 2010, he worked as structural engineer after completing master studies in Seismic Engineering (U. Mayor, Chile). In 2011, he continued his academic career as Ph.D. researcher and lecturer at TU Delft, the Netherlands. In 2014, he joined the Faculty of Architecture at Yaşar University. His current research interests are the application of topology optimized structures in architectural design and the fostering of computational morphogenesis of structures in architecture.

  • Email mauricio.beltran@yasar.edu.tr  
  • Phone 0232-570 8145  



/ Technische Universiteit Delft
Thesis Name: Smart Energy Dissipation: Damped Outriggers for Tall Buildings under Strong Earthquakes (2018)
Thesis Advisor: Rob Nijsse
2011 - 2018


/ Universidad Mayor
2006 - 2009


/ Universidad Catolica del Norte
1993 - 2001

Academic Titles


2020 -


2014 -

Research Assistant

Technische Universiteit Delft / Architectural Engineering Technology
2011 - 2014


Universidad Catolica del Norte / School of Architecture
2001 - 2010

Thesis Superviser

Master Thesis
Joris Heitkamp Kinetic beach theater Scheveningen Technische Universiteit Delft 2013
Yinghao Lin The Sand Engine Technische Universiteit Delft 2012
Malli Saravanan Composites in Building Elements Technische Universiteit Delft 2012
PhD Thesis


7.1 Published or Accepted to be Published in International Journals Covered by (SCI & SCI-E & SSCI & AHCI)
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,TURAN GÜRSOY,Nijsse Rob,Dursun Onur Energy dissipation and performance assessment of double damped outriggers in tall buildings under strong earthquakes The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 28(1), 1554-0. (SCI-Expanded) 2019
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,TURAN GÜRSOY,Yildirim Umut,Paul Joop Distribution of strong earthquake input energy in tall buildings equipped with damped outriggers The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 27(8), 1463-0. (SCI-Expanded) 2018
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,Paul Joop Technical Note: Active and Semi-Active Strategies to Control Building Structures Under Large Earthquake Motion Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19(7), 1086-1111. (SCI-Expanded) 2015
7.2 Published or accepted to be published in International journals covered by other indexes
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,YILDIZ BERFİN Integrating configuration-based seismic design principles into architectural education: teaching strategies for lecture courses Architectural Engineering and Design Management, (), 1-19. Emerging Sources Index 2020
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,Charleson Andrew,Aydin Elif E Sawtooth Method for Teaching Seismic Design Principles to Architecture Students Journal of Architectural Engineering, 26(1), 4019028-0. Emerging Sources Citation Index 2020
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,Teuffel Patrick Towards smart building structures: adaptive structures in earthquake and wind loading control response – a review Intelligent Buildings International, 5(2), 83-100. ICONDA (The International Construction Database) 2013
7.3 Published in CPCI-S or CPCI-SSH indexed conference proceedings International
DURMUŞLAR FEYZA,KÖZ MERVE,MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL Architectural Design to Prevent Soft Story Irregularities in Residential Buildings International Design and Engineering Symposium 2019
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,TURAN GÜRSOY,Yildirim Umut Distribution of earthquake input energy in high-rise buildings with viscously damped outriggers 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology 2017
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,TURAN GÜRSOY,Yildirim Umut Distribution of large-earthquake input energy in viscous damped outrigger structures Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, (16WCEE) 2017
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL Effective integration architecture-seismic design in teaching practice: elementary school design as case study Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2017
Mostafavi Sina,MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,Biloria Nimish Performance driven design and design information exchange Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe [eCAADe] 2013
7.4 Books & Book Chapters International
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,Eigenraam Peter,Latka Jerzy Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications Chapter:Paper-based water tower for post-disaster emergency scenarios Page (-) Chapter Taylor Francis Group 2020
CEVİZCİ ESRA,KUTUCU SEÇKİN,MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL,EKİCİ BERK,TAŞGETİREN MEHMET FATİH Optimization in Industry - Present Practices and Future Scopes Chapter:Structural Optimization for Masonry Shell Design Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms Page (-) Chapter Springer 2018
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL Smart Energy Dissipation: Damped Outriggers for Tall Buildings under Strong Earthquakes Page (-) TU Delft Open Journal 2018
7.6 Published Conference Proceedings National
MORALES BELTRAN MAURICIO GABRIEL Integrating architectural and seismic design of buildings in teaching practice” (Sözlü Sunum) 3rd Turkish Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology 2015
Non-academic Experience
G4 Architects Structural Engineer Diğer 2008 2010


Exploring additive manufacturing technologies for the realization of continuum and discrete topology optimized structures


Architectural mitigations to prevent Soft Story-induced collapse of buildings during earthquakes


Administrative Duties

Eğitim Kalitesi Komitesi Koordinatörü YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ

2019 -

Erasmus Koordinatörü YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ

2019 -

Membership in Scientific and Professional Organizations

Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network

2019 -



Weekly Hour : 3


Weekly Hour : 8


Weekly Hour : 9

Structural Basis of Architecture (2018-2019)

Weekly Hour : 5

Advanced Construction and Structural Systems (2018-2019)

Weekly Hour : 3

Architectural Design Graduation Project (2018-2019)

Weekly Hour : 8

Building Technologies II: Materials and Detailing (2018-2019)

Weekly Hour : 5

Advanced Construction and Structural Systems (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 3

Earthquake-resistant buildings (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 3

Integral Architectural Studio III - IV (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 8

Statics and Strength of Materials (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 4

Architectural Design Graduation Project (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 8

Architectural Engineering – Extreme Architecture (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 3


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