Simten ALTAN

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She was born in Nicosia in 1976. After graduating from high school in Nicosia; she continued her higher education studies in Louisiana, USA at the Louisiana State University, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. After completing her undergraduate studies, she continued her graduate studies at the Department of Civil Engineering on Structural Engineering and obtained her master’s degree in Structural Engineering. Following her graduation, she worked for a professional structural engineering firm in Dallas, Texas, in the USA as a project engineer from 1999-2005. Upon her return to Cyprus, she worked for an architectural-engineering firm as a project engineer from 2005 to2007. Between 2007 and2008, she worked as a part-time instructor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Near East University. She has been working in the same department as a full-time instructor since 2008.