School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Helen Mitrani

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Background

Dr Mitrani works part-time, Monday to Wednesday.


Background

Dr Helen Mitrani joined the School of Engineering 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

Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Dynamic soil-structure interaction
  • Effects of long-term cyclic loading on soils and structures
  • Ground improvement
  • Liquefaction
  • Liquefaction Remediation


Current Projects

Computational Colloids. Co-I for EPSRC funded project (EP/N005791/1). This project investigates how Civil Engineering may be integrated with the emerging field of Synthetic Biology. Combining these fields has potentially transformative implications for both and may generate a new field of Engineering Design. www.synbio.construction


Current PhD Supervision

Rose Hawkswood Soil-structure interaction under long-term cyclic loading
Javier Rodriguez Corral Computational Colloids


Esteem Indicators

Reviewer for 'Géotechnique', 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’


Links

Google Scholar profile

ResearchGate profile

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Module Leader for:

  • CEG3301 Design of Building Systems

 

Contribution to: 

  • CEG3004 Sustainable Engineering Systems Design Project
  • CEG3099 Individual Project - project supervision
  • CEG8099 Investigative Research Project - project supervision

 

Postgraduate Teaching 

Contribution to:  

  • CEG8310 Structural Engineering Field Course
  • CEG8396 MSc Project and Dissertation in Structural Engineering - project supervision 

 

Publications