Dr Helen Mitrani joined the school of Civil Engineering and Geosciences in 2012, as part of the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering (GEST) Group. Prior to this, Dr Mitrani spent 5.5 years working as a structural engineer in the London and Newcastle offices of Arup, a global firm of consulting engineers. During this time, she gained chartered civil engineer status and was involved in the design and construction of diverse and challenging structures, including a new facility for testing 100m long wind turbine blades. Dr Mitrani’s research background is in seismic geotechnics – specifically the centrifuge testing of liquefaction remediation methods. This and her structural design experience inform her current research interests.
MEng Civil and Structural Engineering (University of Sheffield)
PhD Seismic Geotechnics (University of Cambridge)
CEng MICE Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Dynamic soil-structure interaction
Effects of long-term cyclic loading on soils and structures
Seismic design of structures
Seismic retrofit of structures
Reviewer for 'Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering', 'Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering' and 'International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics'.
Authored an Arup internal guidance note on ‘Fatigue design of Concrete to EC2’
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