Research Fellow in Earthquake and Tsunami Engineering at University College London
I am a Research Fellow at UCL EPICentre. The main focus of my research is the development of new engineering tools for estimating the impact of tsunami on the built environment in coastal regions across the world. My work aims to generate methods that integrate the design and assessment of buildings for tsunami and sequential earthquake-tsunami loadings, with emphasis on critical structures in developed and developing countries, e.g. analytical tools for design of buildings to tsunami loading and tsunami risk assessment of education & healthcare facilities through field survey activities.
EEFIT Aegean Earthquake Mission
17 December 2020
Following the earthquake and tsunami in the Aegean Sea on 30 October 2020, I participated in a remote mission organised by UK Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT). I contributed to the integration of tsunami aspects into earthquake reconnaissance forms and assessed the tsunami impact in coastal regions in Turkey and on the Island of Samos (Greece). Preliminary observations were presented in a webinar chaired by Dr Yasemin Aktas.