The Civil Engineering Department at the University of Dundee is one of the best in the UK, therefore I felt it was the perfect place to gain practical team-working experience abroad in Civil Engineering

Guilhem Thomasset

Postgraduate Qualification:
Civil Engineering

Guilhem Thomasset who is a penultimate year student studying Materials in Engineering, at the University of Marseille, recently spent three months with the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU) at the School of Engineering, Physics & Mathematics with support from ERASMUS.

In collaboration with industry, Guilhem took part in a project seeking a suitable disposal route for waste glass as a cementitious material in concrete production. Guilhem’s work was shown to be valuable as the basis for further research, as it implies environmental and commercial benefits.

When asked about the reasons why he chose the University of Dundee, Guilhem said: “The Civil Engineering Department at the University of Dundee is one of the best in the UK, therefore I felt it was the perfect place to gain practical team-working experience abroad in Civil Engineering.

“Everyone in the department was very friendly and helpful. I was welcomed by everyone and quickly made to feel part of the team.” He also joined the CTU for his first a site visit to The Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research (CTIR), which is currently being built at the University of Dundee.

Guilhem also left Dundee with a positive impression of the city. He said: “Dundee is a lovely city by the water with students from all over the globe, and plenty of interesting events going on.”

“I met a lot of amazing people, and I enjoyed doing activities with them such as visiting other areas of Scotland and clubbing in the evenings”.

Guilhem is hoping to pursue a career as a Civil Engineer working internationally after graduation.