Assoc. Prof. Dr. Avsar got his BSc and MSc degrees from the Geological Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU), and PhD degree from Universiteit Gent. His main area of research has been sedimentary records of past climates, earthquakes and tsunamis. During his PhD studies, he revealed the sedimentary traces of past earthquakes in lakes located on the North Anatolian Fault, Turkey. Similarly, during his postdoctoral fellowship at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), he did research on the sedimentary traces of past earthquakes in lakes located on the Húsavík-Flatey Fault, North Iceland. Later on, he was granted by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships Programme to investigate the sedimentary records of historical eastern Mediterranean tsunamis, in lagoons located along the southern coasts of Turkey. He is the director of geoarchaeological research in the Amuq Valley and recently has focused his efforts on geoarchaeological investigations of past climate-human interactions, mainly within the scope of the TÜBITAK 1001 project; “Geological and Archaeological Traces of Climatic Changes in the Amuq Valley of Hatay during the Holocene”. Since 2017, he has been teaching at the Geological Engineering Department of METU.