Rebecca Hartwell joined the Glass and Façade Technology research group in October 2017. She graduated in Material Science and Engineering (MEng) at the University of Manchester in 2015; including a 1-year placement at Siemens Magnet Technology, Oxford. Subsequently, Rebecca continued to work as a research assistant at the International Centre for Advanced Materials – University of Manchester, to develop research in understanding the role of microstructure in the failure of insect cuticle using X-Ray Computed Tomography. In 2016, she joined the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE) CDT at Cambridge, and is currently working to develop novel design strategies and technologies for improving the reuse and recyclability of building envelopes.
Socrates studied MEng Civil Engineering at Imperial College and worked for 3 years at DNVGL as a Structural Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry designing offshore structures. He joined in 2016 the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment CDT in the University of Cambridge and is currently in his 2nd year of his PhD researching the structural response of laminated glass panels subjected to blast loads.