Aybike Ongel received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University in 2002, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in transportation from University of California Davis in 2003, and 2007, respectively. From 20013 to 2017, she worked as an assistant professor of civil engineering at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul. From 2008-2012, she was an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Kultur University, Istanbul and lecturer at Bogazici University, Istanbul. From 2010-2012, she worked as a Visiting Research Associate in Road Engineering/Sealing Components Department at EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
Her research interests include tire/pavement noise, pavement materials, public transportation, and environmental and health effects of transportation. She has been a consultant to various governments, the State Aviation Administration, Turkish State Railways, Turkish State Highways Administration, Istanbul Public Transportation Authority (IETT), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the fields of urban transportation systems, pavement design, environmental and health impact assessment of transportation systems, and transportation policy. She has been acting on international and national committees related to transportation including TRB ADC 40 Road-Related Noise and Vibration Technical Committee, TRB ADC 10 Transportation and Health Technical Committee, and Traffic Safety Board of Turkish Ministry of Interior.