Dr Eda Majtan

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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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 is currently delivering lectures and doing research in civil engineering at the School of Science, Engineering and Environment. She has been the author of publications and reviewer for few Q1 journals.

Areas of Research

Structural engineering, hydraulic engineering, masonry arch bridges, concrete dams, river hydraulics, fluid-structure interactions, finite element modelling, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, remote sensing and Al for existing structures.


Delivering modules in civil engineering courses and supervising BEng, MEng and MSc projects.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD in civil engineering

    2018 - 2022
  • MSc in structural engineering

    2016 - 2017
  • BSc in civil engineering

    2009 - 2013