Assist. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Civil Engineering
R 209
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., Eastern Mediterranean University; M.S., The University of Sheffield; Ph.D., The University of Manchester
Research Interests: 
  • Water transport kinetics in mortar–masonry systems
  • Water retaining characteristics of hydrated lime mortars
  • Supplementary cementing materials as replacement to cement and lime mortars
  • Characterisation and modelling of dewatering in lime mortar systems
  • Archaeological dating of fired clay ceramics
Courses Taught: 
  • Construction Materials
  • Concrete Making Materials
  • Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete
  • Statics
  • Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
Selected Publications: 
  • C. Ince, ‘The possible role of simple ionic solutions on the water transport kinetics and mechanical properties of hydrated lime mortars’. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 27, Issue 3, March 2015.
  • C. Ince S. Derogar, N. Yardimci, Y. C. Toklu “The influence of zeolite and powdered Bayburt stones on the water transport kinetics and mechanical properties of hydrated lime mortars” Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 98, 345-352. November 2015.
  • C. Ince, M. A. Carter and M. A. Wilson. ‘The water retaining characteristics of lime mortar’. Materials and Structures. Vol. 48, 1177–1185. 2015.
  • C. Ince and S. Derogar ‘Moisture expansion and mass gain in fired clay ceramics’ Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society. Vol. 50, Issue 2, Page: 59-67, June 2014.
  • C. Ince, M. A. Carter, M. A. Wilson, A. El-Turki, R. J. Ball, G. C. Allen, N. C. Collier “Analysis of the absorption of water from freshly mixed jointing mortars in masonry construction” Materials and Structures. Volume 43, Number 7, 985-992, 2010
  • M. A. Wilson, M. A. Carter, C. Hall, W. D. Hall, C. Ince, S. D. Savage, B. McKay and I. Betts “Dating fired-clay ceramics using long-term power-law rehydroxylation kinetics” Proceedings of Royal Society. Volume 465, Number 2108, 2407-2415. 2009