Young researchers conference 2022

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Date published

12 April 2022

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Young researchers conference 2022

Date published


Date published

12 April 2022





Bringing together practitioners, academics and students in a showcase of outstanding structural engineering research.

The Young researchers conference returned for its 24th year. This online event featured the best research projects from PhD students in structural engineering. 

Eight young researchers presented their work to a panel of judges. The afternoon also included an inspiring keynote address from Dr Mariapia Angelino of WSP and a presentation from the Research into practice competition winner Dr Smail Kechidi.

The panel of judges comprised of both academics and practicing engineers from the IStructE Research Panel and an industry guest.

Watch now to learn more about the range of structural engineering research happening around the world.

Presentation winners

  1. Enhancing the robustness of PBBS precast concrete systems, by Kamil Riedel, Imperial College London

  2. Smart net-zero energy structural control, by Lefteris Koutsoulakas, University of Leeds

  3. Structural behaviour and design criteria of segmental high-speed railway bridges, by Javier Cañada Pérez-Sala, Imperial College London

Poster winners

  1. Bipedal inverted pendulum for modelling vertical pedestrian-structure interaction on footbridges, by Bintian Lin, University of Exeter

  2. Pressurized sand damper as a sustainable solution for the response modification of structures, by Kostas Kalfas, Southern Methodist University

  3. Web crippling strength and behaviour of cold-formed thin-walled channels with web openings, by Hasini Weerasinghe, University of Sri Jayewardenepura/University of Northumbria

Congratulations to our winners and thank you once again to the event's sponsors Rothoblaas and COWI.

Intended for

  • Industry professionals with an interest in emerging research trends or research with real potential for application in industry

  • Students looking to learn more about PhD and post-doctoral work

  • Anyone with an interest in learning more about the current research projects taking place in structural engineering 

Challenging technical standards for the construction industry Mariapia Angelino, WSP

Enhancing the robustness of PBBS precast concrete systems Kamil Riedel, Imperial College London

Smart net-zero energy structural control Lefteris Koutsoulakas, University of Leeds

Structural behaviour and design criteria of segmental high-speed railway bridges Javier Cañada Pérez-Sala, Imperial College London

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Research & Innovation Training IStructE London HQ Research Panel

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