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Sam Cocking

Sam Cocking

Supervisor: Dr Matt DeJong

Department of Engineering
Office JD1-01
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Sam is a current PhD student working in the Structures Group. After completing his Masters degree at Cambridge he spent a year as a graduate structural engineer in London with BuroHappold Engineering, working on a range of projects including the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station. His interest in historic structures brought him back to Cambridge, where he now works on the monitoring and assessment of masonry arch bridges and viaducts.

Research Interests

  • Historic Structures and Conservation
  • Masonry
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring


  • Lab demonstrator for 1ADA (Dimensional Analysis) since 2017
  • Lab demonstrator for 3C6 (Vibration) since 2017
  • Supervisor for 3D3 (Structural Materials & Design) since 2017

Key Publications

Cocking SH, Price S, DeJong MJ (2016). The effects of wind on the loading and vibration of stone pinnacles, Masonry International. (Winner of the International Masonry Society award for best undergraduate paper for that year.)