Ergin Arıoğlu was born in 1947. In 1969, he graduated from ITU, Faculty of Mines. Then, he completed his doctorate at Newcastle upon Tyne University, Department of Mining Engineering. In 1982, he became associate professor and in 1988, he received professor title. He wrote articles and conference papers more than 250 and wrote 18 books. Most of his studies are related to shotcrete, concrete properties, its mixture design, earthquakes etc. He is member of International Bureau of Strata Mechanics. He gained best article rewards in 1994, 1996 and 1999 from Turkish Precast Concrete Association. Besides, he wroted more than 80 newspaper articles on social matters. He retired in 2000 and continued his studies at Research and Development Department of Yapı Merkezi Holding.