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Young Researchers Conference Applications

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

The Young researchers conference is returning for its 25th year in 2023. This event will feature the best projects from PhD students in structural engineering, and provides an opportunity to showcase this research to their peers, other young engineers and industry professionals.

The application process to present your research is now closed for the 2023 Young researchers conference.

Applications to present at next year's conference will open up later this year. To attend the 2023 conference follow the link below.

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Young researchers conference 2023

The Young researchers conference returns for its 25th year. This online event features the best research projects from PhD students in structural engineering.

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Who is it for?
Researchers in academia or industry with fewer than five years' research experience, such as PhD students (from second year on) or researchers with up to one year of post-doctoral experience.

  • If you are currently engaged in research and will have more than one and less than five years research experience at the date of the conference on 23rd March 2023. This means that eligible presenters will normally be 2nd, 3rd or 4th year PhD students or 1st year post-doctoral researchers. 
  • Postgraduate researchers who are not registered for a PhD are still eligible to present their work if they have between one and five years research experience at the date of the conference.
  • Researchers based in industry are welcome to apply if their research has the potential for impact outside of the applicant's own company with potential benefit to the wider structural engineering profession.
  • Applicants are usually expected to be under 35 years of age.
If successful, you will either be selected to give an oral presentation on the afternoon of the conference, or to present a poster of your research.

Those who have already given an oral presentation at a previous IStructE Young Researchers Conference are no longer eligible to present their research at this conference.

Those who have previously given a poster presentation at the IStructE Young Researchers Conference may apply to deliver an oral presentation as they will be ineligible for a poster presentation.

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

Past presentations

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

Smart Net-Zero Energy Structural Control Lefteris Koutsoulakas, University of Leeds

Flexural-torsional buckling response of stainless steel angle columns Lulu Zhang, Nanyang Technological University

Minimising embodied carbon of reinforced concrete beams Amila Jayasinghe, University of Cambridge