Pelin Boyacioglu graduated with a double major from Geomatics and Civil Engineering at Yildiz Technical University/Istanbul (Turkey) in 2008. After her first professional work experience in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, she became a research assistant at Bogazici University and did her MSc degree in road traffic and intelligent transportation systems. Later, she started working as a Senior Trackworks Engineer in the Marmaray railway project in which the European and Asian parts of the city were combined by immersed tube tunnels. She was primarily responsible for the trackwork design and construction of railway alignment and quality management of all related materials and interfaces with all subsytems. She also supported Safety Case Evaluations with TUV-SUD.
In order to improve her knowledge in railways, she did her PhD research at the Institute of Railway Research (IRR), University of Huddersfield which was fully funded by RSSB. In her research, she analysed the rail RCF and wear in London Underground to support their future maintenance optimisation strategy. After completing her PhD in 2018, she worked as an Industrial Fellow at IRR where she carried out several projects both in the UK and Australia related to wheel-rail interface optimisation, asset management, ride comfort, derailment risk analysis, etc.
In 2020, she started working as a consultant in Ricardo Rail. In addition to wheel-rail interface projects, she is taking part in other fields of railways such as EMC, railway operation management and certification.