People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Cristiano Loss

Assistant Professor in Timber Engineering

Associate Chair in Wood Building Design and Construction

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Graduate Students – Ph.D. Program

 

David Owolabi

Ph.D. Student, September 2019 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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Novel prefabricated steel-timber composite assemblies for multi-story buildings

Blériot Feujofack

Ph.D. Student, May 2020 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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Reliability of modern connections for mass timber building systems

Yue Diao

Ph.D. Student, September 2020 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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CLT-glulam ribs composite flooring with timber-based shear connectors: Design and performance assessment

          Amanullah Parsa

          Ph.D. Student, September 2021 – present

         Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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Displacement-based design of shear-wall balloon-type cross-laminated structural systems

Graduate Students – MASc and MSc Programs

 

Andrea Roncari

MSc Student, July 2019 – present

Supervisors: Dr. Cristiano Loss and Prof. Maurizio Piazza (University of Trento) 

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Cross-laminated timber buildings equipped with ductile multiple shear slotted-in steel plates connections

Chaoyue Zhang

MASc Student, September 2019 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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Performance-based tuning of innovative mass-timber hybrid buildings under seismic loads

Samuel Shulman

MASc Student, September 2019 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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Deconstructable Hybrid Connections for Prefabricated Mass Timber Buildings

Sara Bottaro

MSc Student, March 2020 – present

Supervisors: Dr. Cristiano Loss and Prof. Maurizio Piazza (University of Trento)

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Comfort assessment for serviceability limit state design of timber-steel hybrid floors

Davide Moretti

MSc Student, July 2020 – present

Supervisors: Dr. Cristiano Loss and Prof. Maurizio Piazza (University of Trento)

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Comparative study of codes for the seismic design of timber buildings: Canadian Vs Eurocode

Xueyao Chen

MSc Student, September 2020 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss

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New hybrid engineered wood-bamboo-based materials for high-rise buildings

Arezoo Razaei

MASc Student, January 2021 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Cristiano Loss 

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Investigating the Moisture Operational Performance of Mass Timber
Buildings: A case study of UBC’s Brock Commons TallWood House

Ehsan Ferdosi

MASc Student, September 2021 – present

Supervisors: Dr. Cristiano Loss & Dr. Carlos Ventura

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TBA

 

Visiting International Research Students

2020

  • Maxime Vanherzeeke, BEng Student, Lyon (France) ECAM Graduate School of Engineering, January – May 2020
  • Paul Bacher, BSc Student, Salzburg (Austria) University of Applied Science, February – June 2020
  • Viola Pernthaner, BSc Student, Salzburg (Austria) University of Applied Science, January – April 2020