Research presentation - August 1st by Jan Weckendorf | Candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Wood Innovation and Design Centre, Lecture Theatre
Off Campus

The Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program invites you to attend the following research talk:
Dr. Jan Weckendorf, Candidate
Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Wood Innovation and Design Center (WIDC), Lecture Theatre
Title: Advancing the Field of Timber Engineering

Dr. Weckendorf is 1 or 2 candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design.

The candidate will give a 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer period. The following is an abstract of the candidates presentation:

Jan Weckendorf received college education in the field of civil engineering with specialization on construction and in particular timber engineering in Germany and Finland. He joined the Centre for Timber Engineering in the UK for doctoral studies investigating the dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems before coming to Canada for conducting post-doctoral work. In Canada, as a member of the Hybrid Construction Research Group under the auspices of Professor Ian Smith and for the NSERC Strategic Network on Engineered Wood-based Building Systems (NEWBuildS) , Jan Weckendorf developed a concept with a holistic design approach for using timber as a primary material in hybrid construction. He also continuously conducted studies with respect to floor vibrations for light-weight timber and heavy timber/hybrid systems. His contribution to the project on notched glued-laminated timber members backed the related updated guidelines of CSA O86 'Engineering Design in Wood'. Jan Weckendorf is currently an Honorary Research Associate of the University of New Brunswick and continuously involved in the research of the Hybrid Construction Research Group with a focus on vibration serviceability.

Jan Weckendorf's talk 'Advancing the Field of Timber Engineering' will highlight his past research activities in Europe and Canada, and the future he envisages for the field. This includes a proposal for future research at UNBC into innovative sustainable high-rise construction using holistic design approaches, requiring collaboration across disciplines, institutes/industry and country borders. The final part of Jan Weckendorf's talk is dedicated to his teaching philosophy, with his approach of leading students to their goals by guiding, engaging and encouraging them, providing hands-on experience and keeping an open door.

Everyone is welcome!

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