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Dr Mauro Overend

Dr Mauro  Overend

Senior Lecturer in Building Engineering Design

Fellow of Christ's College

Mauro Overend is accepting applications for PhD students.

Cambridge University
Engineering Department
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 332659


Dr Mauro Overend founded and leads the Glass & Facade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge where he is also is a Senior Lecturer in Building Engineering Design at the Department of Engineering and a Fellow of Christ’s College. Mauro is a chartered engineer with several years of consulting engineering experience in the fields of structural engineering and façade engineering. His research at Cambridge is at the interface of structural response and environmental performance of building envelope systems and glass in particular, which are central to the development of the next generation of resilient, low energy and productive buildings. Dr Overend has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and leads / serves on several international committees related to glass and façade engineering. He is a founding member and joint Editor-in-Chief of the Glass Structures & Engineering Journal. He has founding and leading roles in the European Research Network on Structural Glass and the European Research Network on Adaptive Facades and in 2015 was appointed by the European Commission to help draft the Glass Eurocode. Mauro’s research and engineering expertise has been used on some of the most challenging and high profile buildings worldwide and he has received several international awards for his research on glass and facade engineering such as: the Guthrie-Brown medal (2011), The IStructE Research Award (2012), the IABSE Prize (2013), the Bright Ideas Award (2014) and in 2016 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the US-based Façade Tectonics Institute.  



Dr Overend teaches and supervises across the 4-year Engineering Tripos at the Department of Engineering. He is also Director of Studies at Christ's College where he supervises Structures and Materials.