Teaching Fellow in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton
I am a Teaching Fellow in Structural Engineering at the University of Southampton. Before joining Southampton in February 2021, I was a Research Fellow at UCL EPICentre. The main focus of my research is the development of new engineering tools for estimating the impact of natural hazards on the built environment. My work aims to generate methods and solutions for the design of buildings that are resilient to natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunami and storm surges. A particular emphasis is dedicated to 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.