Research Team Lead

Jeffrey Erochko, Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
Education: B.A.Sc. Engineering Science, Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Toronto)

Current Research Team Members

Sujan Shrestha, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (co-supervised with Prof. Mario Santana)
Assessment and Retrofit of Historic Earthquake-Damaged Structures in Nepal

Marc Alam, Ph.D. Candidate
Performance of Hybrid Timber-Steel Connections Exposed to Fire

Ahmed Hassan, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate (co-supervised with Prof. David Lau)
Hybrid Experimental Testing of Multi-storey Timber Buildings

Hunter Davis, M.A.Sc. Candidate
Holo-learning: Using Augmented Reality Devices as Pedagogical Tools for Engineers

Former Research Team Members

Joshua Woods, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (2019) (co-supervised with Prof. David Lau)
Advanced in Retrofit and Testing of RC Shear Walls: Part 1 – Seismic Retrofit of Deficient Walls with FRP Sheets Part 2 – Building Scale Performance Evaluation Using Hybrid Simulation

Daniel Lacroix, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Behaviour of Timber Structures

Natalie Miller, M.A.Sc. (2017) (co-supervised with Prof. Mario Santana)
Conservation of Historic Timber Trusses with Case Strudy of the Governor General’s Pavilion Roof, East Block of Parliament, Ottawa

Sean Miller, M.A.Sc. (2017) (Co-supervised with Prof. David Lau)
Fragility Assessment of Combined Heavy Timber-Steel Bracing System through Hybrid Simulation

Xi Cheng, M.A.Sc. (2017) (co-supervised with Prof. David Lau)
Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Bridge Structures Using Self-centering Dampers

Colin Gilbert, M.A.Sc. (2016)
Adaptation of Advanced Seismic-Resistant Cross-Braces in Heavy Timber Buildings

Ryan Gilbert, M.A.Sc. (2016)
Development of a Heavy Timber Moment-Resisting Frame with Replaceable Ductile Steel Links  

Thomas Plesnik, M.A.Sc. (2015) (co-supervised with Prof. Ghasan Doudak)
Effect of an Intermediate Material Layer on the Lateral Load-Slip Characteristics of Nailed Timber Joints 

Aaron Akotuah, M.A.Sc. (2015) (co-supervised with Prof. George Hadjisophocleous)
Modelling the Fire Performance of Hybrid Steel-Timber Connections