Ceki Halmen received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1998, a M.Sc. degree and a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2008 he worked at the Constructed Facilities Division of the Texas Transportation Institute as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. Before joining the Civil Engineering Department of UMKC in 2008, he worked on different state and federal funded research projects including development of a recommended practice for use of controlled low strength materials in highway construction, use of Metakaolin in concrete, evaluation of accelerated and standard corrosion test methods for steel reinforcement in concrete, early strength and durability of high volume fly ash concrete, and others. His teaching and research interests include construction materials, durability of cementitious material systems, construction methods, planning, estimating, and scheduling. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.