The 2016 Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Researchers Conference Prize for Best Presentation

Congratulations to Giuseppe Del Gobbo (St. John’s College), a 3rd year DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science Structural Dynamics Research Group, who has been announced as the 2016 first place oral presentation award winner at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Researchers Conference.

Giuseppe Del GobboGiuseppe’s DPhil research focuses on assessing the earthquake performance of structures. His studies are funded by the Clarendon Scholarship and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and his supervisors are Professor Tony Blakeborough and Professor Martin Williams.   

Giuseppe was one of 24 presenters at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London on 6 April 2016. From the Institution of Structural Engineers: ‘The Young Researchers Conference has been bringing young, forward-thinking researchers together with industry professionals and academics for the past 18 years. Each year a shortlist of young researchers are invited to present their work to an audience of peers and industry professionals, with a chance to win prizes from a pot of £2000. Delegates have the opportunity to network with other PhD researchers and industry professionals and discover other cutting edge research in the field of structural engineering’.

Giuseppe’s oral presentation focused on improving the seismic performance of structures using fluid viscous dampers, which was followed by a panel question and answer session. As the first place (oral presentation) award winner, Giuseppe received £150 and an iPad Air 2. Congratulations to Giuseppe for winning this prestigious prize.

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