Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Bhanva cms

Contact details

Room: 4ES 5.11
Tel: 01225 386650

Structural bamboo project

PhD supervision

Bhavna is open to proposals for student research projects

Dr Bhavna Sharma

MA, MSc, PhD

Dr Bhavna Sharma joined the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering as a Lecturer in 2015. Prior to joining the Department, she was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.


Bhavna is interested in the use of sustainable construction materials in design and engineering. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate and develop natural materials, such as bamboo, for structural use. Areas of research include structural and small scale experimental testing, modelling and design.

Through a multi-scale approach, her research forms the basis for non-conventional materials to be utilised and accepted in design and engineering practice.


  • BS Architecture
  • MA Architectural History
  • MSc Structural Engineering
  • PhD Structural Engineering


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