Young Researchers' Conference

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Developing awareness among young engineers of the importance and potential of research in advancing structural engineering

In 2018, The Institution celebrated 20 years of the Young Researchers’ Conference, Now, we invite you to begin the next two decades of supporting young researchers and future structural engineers.

Over 20 young researchers will give either an oral or poster presentation at the conference, to be held on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at Institution HQ, London. Prizes will be awarded on the day, including the People’s Award for the most interesting oral presentation, which is decided by the audience.

Delegates can watch presentations, engage in technical discussion and network with other PhD researchers and industry representatives to find out about the latest research in structural engineering.

Young researchers with fewer than five years’ research experience (typically PhD students and first year post-doctoral researchers) are invited to register to attend the conference using the register button below. Note that project synopses are not required.

Final year undergraduates and MSc students considering a research career are also encouraged to attend the conference. Please register below and select 'Young Researcher' as the delegate type.

A limited number of places are available for academics and industry professionals - please register by selecting 'Practitioner/Academic' as the delegate type.

The keynote speaker will be Jon Shave from WSP. Jon is WSP’s Specialist Consultancy Services Lead for Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering, which includes the delivery of specialist advice to civil engineering clients, including the development of design standards and the application of research and innovation. Jon is an experienced bridge designer and has a PhD in the assessment of shear in concrete bridges. He is also heavily involved in the current project to update the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges for Highways England.

A full schedule of oral and poster presentations will be avaialble shortly.

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