Undergraduate MEng project wins IStructE first prize

Two graduates from the School of Civil Engineering have won first prize from the 2016 IStructE Undergraduate Research Grant Scheme for their MEng project poster.

Lukas Grekavicius and Jack Hughes, who both graduated from MEng Civil and Structural Engineering in 2016, each won £125 for their poster showing the findings from their research project Novel morphologies of aluminium cross-sections through structural topology optimisation techniques.

Both students were supervised by Dr Konstantinos Tsavdaridis, Associate Professor in Structural Engineering in the School.

As part of the Grant Scheme, four universities were each awarded £800 to fund projects undertaken by students as part of their undergraduate studies. Each grant-winning entry was then required to produce a poster and an executive summary at the end of the funded project detailing their findings.

Paul Zhu of Imperial College London, and Tanapa Bumrungtrakul of the University of Loughborough, were jointly awarded second prize for their posters, recieving £75 each.

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Grants Scheme will open in 2017.