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 earthquakes, explosions, and impacts.

Current Research Interests

  • Development of wood-based composite structural elements
  • Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued-laminated timber (glulam)
  • Finite-element modelling of wood structural members (e.g. ABAQUS, LS-DYNA)
  • Timber connections
  • Behaviour of mass-timber structures under impacts and blast loads
  • Behaviour of masonry walls under impact loads
  • Behaviour of mass-timber assemblies subjected to earthquakes
  • Multi-hazard design framework (e.g. fire and blast) for the built infrastructure