Hello there! I am an assistant professor of structural engineering at Carleton University, located in Ottawa ON, Canada. I specialize in high strain-rate (blast) effects on structures, specifically looking at how to optimize the response of structures when subjected extreme loads, such as blast explosions, impacts, and ballistics.

Current Research Interests

  • Innovative timber and timber-composite members
  • Finite-element modelling of structural members subjected to blast loads and impacts (e.g. ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, OpenSees, blastFOAM)
  • Behaviour of mass-timber structures under blast loads
  • Behaviour of light-frame wood structures under blast loads
  • Timber structures within a multi-hazard framework (e.g. fire, blast, seismic, etc.)
  • Ballistic behaviour and retrofitting of engineered wood products (EWPs)
  • Shock-tube testing and live explosion testing
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) in Canadian engineering schools