Founder & Director, Glass & Façade Technology Research Group, University of Cambridge
Mauro Overend founded and leads the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group at the University of Cambridge where he is also is a senior Lecturer in Building Engineering Design at the Department of Engineering and a Fellow at Christ’s College. Mauro is a chartered engineer with several years of consulting engineering experience in the fields of structural engineering and façade engineering. His research at Cambridge involves the structural and environmental performance of glass and building envelope systems. Mauro has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and serves on several national and international committees related to glass and façade engineering for example he chaired working group 3 on post-fracture performance of glass in the European research network on Structural Glass and he is currently vice-chair of the European Research Network on Adaptive Façades. In 2015 he was appointed for a 3 year period by the European Commission to help draft the Glass Eurocode. Mauro has received numerous awards for his research on glass and facade engineering such as the Guthrie-Brown medal and the Research Award both by the Institution of Structural Engineers, the IABSE Prize by the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers, and the EPSRC Bright Ideas Award. In 2016 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the US-based Façade Tectonics Institute.