Young Researchers Conference


Advancing structural engineering through research

Discover current PhD projects from over 20 young researchers through posters and presentations.
Engage with lecturers and practising engineers to discuss what new research is required in the industry.
Vote for your favourite presentation to win the People’s Award. See if you agree with the judge’s choice.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers with fewer than five years’ research experience (typically PhD students and first year post-doctoral researchers)
  • Final year undergraduates and MSc students considering a research career
  • Academics and industry professionals

Keynote Speaker

Jon Shave, WSP’s Specialist Consultancy Services Lead for Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering.
Jon’s role includes the delivery of specialist advice to civil engineering clients, developing 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 currently involved in the project to update the ‘Design Manual for Roads and Bridges for Highways England’.

The full schedule is available to view, along with details of all poster presenters.

Details of the 2018 conference, including the winners and their videos, are available to view.

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