Dr Helen Mitrani
Lecturer in Structural Engineering

  • Email: helen.mitrani@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7099
  • Address: School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
    Room 2.07a
    Drummond Building
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU
    UK

Background

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.

 

Qualifications

MEng Civil and Structural Engineering (University of Sheffield)

PhD Seismic Geotechnics (University of Cambridge)

 

Memberships

CEng MICE Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

 

Research Interests

Dynamic soil-structure interaction

Effects of long-term cyclic loading on soils and structures

Seismic design of structures

Seismic retrofit of structures

Liquefaction

Liquefaction Remediation

 

 

Esteem Indicators

Reviewer for 'Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering' 

Authored an Arup internal guidance note on ‘Fatigue design of Concrete to EC2’

Undergraduate Teaching

Module Leader for:

  • CEG3301 Design of Building Systems
  • CEG1001 Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 1

 

Contribution to: 

  • CEG3099 Individual Project - project supervision
  • CEG8099 Investigative Research Project - project supervision

 

Postgraduate Teaching 

Contribution to:  

  • CEG8307 Structural Engineering Field Course
  • CEG8396 MSc Project and Dissertation in Structural Engineering - project supervision