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Young Researchers Conference Applications

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 research projects from PhD students in structural engineering.

Apply to present at next year's conference for an opportunity to showcase your research to other young researchers, young engineers and industry professionals.

Deadline for applications is Monday 5th December 2022.

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 in March 2023 (exact date TBC). 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]

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1) I give permission for my project synopsis and email address to be included in the conference proceedings which will be freely available on the Institution website

2) I have permission for my supervisor's name and email address to be included in the conference proceedings which will be freely available on the Institution website

3) I give permission for my poster or PowerPoint presentation to appear on the Institution's website

4) I give permission for a video recording of my presentation to be made freely available on the Institution website

5). By ticking this box, I confirm that I have permission to submit my supervisors' details as a contact

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