Researcher biography

My expertise is structural timber engineering and my research interests encompass the theory, analysis, design and performance of timber connections, detailing for timber durability, timber offsite construction using both engineered wood products and light timber framing and design for manufacture, assembly and disassembly (DfMA+D). I joined UQ in 2019 as a lecturer in structural engineering. Prior to that I completed a PhD on the seismic performance of connections in tall timber buildings at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. I also hold a Masters of Science in structural engineering from Delft University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In the past I have researched geodesic bamboo domes and bamboo connections.

I am currently a steering committee member of the CTBUH Research Project "The Future Potential of Steel-Timber Composite Structures" , a working group member of WG1 and WG2 of COST Action Helen, a founding member of the International Association for Mass Timber Construction, and have been a steering committee member of the prefabAUS / Fleetwood Challenge Cup since 2019.

Areas of research