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Glass & Façade Technology Research Group


2 PhD Scholarships in Novel Facade Systems

Two studentships of £21,297 per annum, to start in January 2018 and to be reviewed annually, are available for prospective students wishing to conduct research in the field of Structural and Architectural Engineering.

The studentships are tenable for 3 years in the first instance. The research projects will have particular emphasis on novel facade systems for cutting-edge live projects.

These PhD studentships are offered by Newtecnicworld leaders in building engineering technology, in partnership with Wolfson College where students will be required to be a member. Research will be based on a high-quality project currently being undertaken by Newtecnic, that is, a challenging, feasible and realistically achievable PhD project, which stimulates excellent discovery-oriented research. Students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and significantly enhance their future careers as potential leaders in the field.

Prospective students must fulfil the criteria for admission to the Department of Engineering, view the details here.

Further details here.

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Those interested should apply by 21 September 2017, as directed via the link above, and listing Dr Mauro Overend as the proposed supervisor.

1 PhD Studentship in novel load-bearing connections for glass structures

A 3-year PHD studentship is available from October 2017 or January 2018 to investigate a new generation of novel and efficient connections for glass structures. The PhD student will be based at the Glass & Facade Technology Research Group at Cambridge and will collaborate closely with three leading industrial partners. Closing date 31st July 2017. For enquiries about the research contact Dr Mauro Overend (   Further details here

2 PhD Scholarships in Novel Facade Systems

These studentships are offered by Newtecnic, an internationally leading building technology and facade engineering company in partnership with Wolfson College, Cambridge. The projects involve research on ground breaking facade systems and facade materials.
For further details see here


Other opportunities

We are constantly looking for outstanding individuals and forward-looking organisations to contribute to our research objectives. Please see below on how to join us / collaborate with us.

Industrial Partners

We have several live industrial partnerships ranging from large multi-national manufacturers to small consulting engineering practices.

Much of our research is application-driven. So whether you are seeking to develop a long term partnership with our group or whether you have a specific query that we may be able to help with, we are keen to hear from you.


Prospective researchers / PhD Students

Positions are available for students wishing to undertake a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the research priority areas.

If you have already sorted out the financing of your research you should familiarise yourself with the application procedure.

If on the other hand you are seeking funding for your research, do not despair! There are several sources of funding for outstanding UK, EU and international candidates. Funding may either be associated with a particular research grant within gFT or funding may be available through the Cambridge Trusts. In addition, overseas candidates may be eligible for national scholarships back home. The Commonwealth Scholarship scheme, for example, is open to citizens of the Commonwealth countries.

In either case you are encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion about your research proposal. 

Your application should be in at least 9 months, preferably one year ahead of your desired starting date, and please be mindful of the closing dates for scholarship applications.


Researchers from other institutions

We are always happy to collaborate with other talented and motivated researchers. If you are a researcher and you think that collaboration with us would be mutually beneficial please do contact us. We will explore ways of working together which may include sharing of research data, joint research publications, joint research proposals, and funding for research exchanges from / to Cambridge.