Dr Zeynep Karatza

Research Associate



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Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
Dr Zeynep Karatza
Dr Zeynep Karatza

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 2011 -- MEng (with distinction) in Mining & Metallurgical Engineering (NTUA, Greece)
  • 2013 -- MSc in Geomechanics (UJF, Grenoble 1, France)
  • 2018 -- PhD, entitled: A study of temporal and spatial evolution of deformation and breakage of dry granular materials using x-ray computed tomography and the discrete element method (University of Edinburg, UK) -- Funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTP PhD studentship and the International Fine Particles Research Institute (IFPRI) -- Advisers Prof. J. Y. Ooi, Dr. S.-A. Papanicolopulos, Prof. G. Viggiani, Dr. E. Andò
  • Dr Karatza has been awarded a University of Edinburgh Teaching Award (2017) and a Predoc Scholarship from Université Joseph Fourier (2013)
  • Dr Karatza has been awarded a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (2018) and a Moray Endowment Fund (2017)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2012
  • STEM Ambassador since 2016


  • Current position: Course organiser of geotechnical engineering & Lecturing soil mechanics, foundation engineering and civil engineering design project & Teaching assistant of structural analysis and engineering mathematics
  • 2015 -- 2016: Academic Contractor: Math and Engineering Teacher at Oxbridge Academic Programs
  • 2013 -- 2016: Tutor & Demonstrator of geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics (UoE)