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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)



James Whiteley is an MRes + PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE2 CDT). His PhD research focuses on the structural design of novel lightweight concrete building floors. This research is undertaken within the Structures Group, is supervised by Dr Jurgen Becque and is sponsored by Laing O’Rourke.

James has a first class MEng degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Sheffield along with the department prize for outstanding performance. His master's dissertation explored the use of ground structure style linear programming based structural optimisation to design reinforced concrete floor grillages. Before commencing his PhD studies James worked as a structural design engineer in Rotterdam and London for two years.

Outside of work James enjoys bouldering, as well as learning French and Mandarin. He can be found on LinkedIn.

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