Dr. Eda Majtan

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

Office hours: Friday 12:30 - 14:30




Current positions

Lecturer in civil engineering


Eda joined the School of Science, Engineering and Environment in 2022 as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. She gained her BSc in Civil Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir with 1st honours. After over 2 years of industry experience, she joined the University of Manchester in 2016 where she gained her MSc in Structural Engineering and PhD in Civil Engineering.

Eda’s early interest was to design infrastructures subject to seismic actions and floods. She spent more than 2 years in industry where she was involved in designing few dams as a project engineer. She focused on construction materials and sustainable solutions for the design of concrete structures before working her PhD on the behaviour of masonry arch bridges subject to flood flow and debris impact.

Eda was active as a teaching assistant in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester which enabled her to achieve Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) in 2021. Eda loves teaching and doing research in civil engineering. She has been the author of publications and reviewer for few Q1 journals and is currently delivering lectures in civil engineering.

Areas of research

Bridge engineering, masonry arch bridges, dams, building constructions, hydraulic engineering, extreme environmental events, fluid-structure interactions, finite element modelling, computational fluid dynamics, smoothed particle hydrodynamics

Areas of supervision

Masonry arch bridges, hydraulic engineering, fluid-structure interactions, finite element modelling, computational fluid dynamics


  • Modules in civil engineering courses

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc


  • FHEA

Research Interests

  • Bridge engineering
  • Masonry arch bridges
  • Building constructions
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Extreme environmental events
  • Fuid-structure interactions
  • Finite element modelling
  • Smoothed particle hydrodynamics