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Read more at: Structures student wins prestigious international award

Structures student wins prestigious international award

11 March 2021

Cam Millar, who graduated from the MEng course in 2020, has won the 2020 Hangai Prize of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures for a paper about structural stability. The paper describes the results of Cam’s fourth year project, conducted under the supervision of Allan McRobie and Bill Baker. The...


Read more at: Double win for Michele at the IStructE Young Researchers' Conference 2020

Double win for Michele at the IStructE Young Researchers' Conference 2020

30 October 2020

Congratulations to Michele Win Tai Mak who has been awarded two prizes at the Young Researchers' Conference (YRC) 2020, organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on the 4th September 2020. He participated in the oral presentation section, the top category, winning the 1st Prize from the scientific...


Read more at: Structures Technical team awarded the 2019 Professional Services Recognition Award

Structures Technical team awarded the 2019 Professional Services Recognition Award

20 December 2019

On 11 th December, the Civil Engineering Technicians Support Team was awarded the University of Cambridge Professional Services Recognition Award. The annual scheme is open to all administrative staff across the University whose work supports research, teaching and scholarship. It celebrates the very best administrative...


Read more at: Structures group Christmas party

Structures group Christmas party

20 December 2019

More than 30 members of the Structures group got together at the Civil Engineering Staff hub to celebrate Christmas and the end of a great year. The group had a lovely time enjoying some jolly conversations and laughs over drinks, nibbles and the mandatory minced pies.


Read more at: PhD students from the Structures group win "Zero Carbon Hackaton"

PhD students from the Structures group win "Zero Carbon Hackaton"

20 December 2019

Cambridge PhD students joined their peers from 10 European countries to participate in a ‘Zero Carbon Hackathon’ set up to find ways to tackle carbon emissions from cement manufacture. Teams of students and mentors gathered over a weekend at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre, in France, to examine a reference...


Read more at: Michele Mak awarded with "fib Italy YMG prize"

Michele Mak awarded with "fib Italy YMG prize"

17 December 2019

Congratulations to Michele who has been awarded the ‘fib Italy YMG Award for Best Research Advances in Concrete and Concrete Structures’ for his work on the assessment of deteriorated reinforced concrete bridges. Michele presented a research paper titled 'Bond degradation and reduced cover in concrete with transverse...


Read more at: 1st Year Structural Design Course Prize Ceremony
1st Year Structural Design Course Prize Ceremony

1st Year Structural Design Course Prize Ceremony

6 June 2019

This year, 348 new students embarked on the Structural Design Course. Working in pairs, students designed and built structures, which were then tested to destruction. Bridges and cantilevers, straight and skewed were judged on design, cost and strength. We were fortunate to have Bill Baker and Ian Firth, two world-renowned...


Read more at: Will Hawkins awarded a prize at the IABSE Future of Design conference
Will Hawkins awarded a prize at the IABSE Future of Design conference

Will Hawkins awarded a prize at the IABSE Future of Design conference

6 June 2019

Congratulations to Will Hawkins, a PhD student in the Structures Research Group, who was awarded a prize at the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Future of Design conference in Birmingham. Will won his prize for his presentation titled 'Thinshell concrete floors for sustainable...


Read more at: Structures Group Logo Competition
Structures Group Logo Competition

Structures Group Logo Competition

6 June 2019

The competition to design a logo for the Structures Group was launched during Lent Term. The Lunch & Learn sessions provided the setting for students and researchers to work on their designs. The winning design, a simple fan vault, was unveiled on 8 May, during Structures Cake & Coffee, and our Student...


Read more at: Professor Janet Lees elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Professor Janet Lees elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Professor Janet Lees elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

22 October 2018

Professor Janet Lees is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer. Before embarking on a career in research, she spent three years in Industry working both for a consultant and for a contractor. She is the leader of the Concrete and Composite Structures Group (CCSG) within...