Dr. Thomas Tannert

Tannert, Dr. Thomas

PhD, PEng

Professor, Wood Engineering
Canada Research Chair, Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering
Prince George


Thomas Tannert joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016 as BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering. Thomas received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-Bio in Chile, and a Civil Engineering degree from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany. Before coming to UNBC, he worked in multi-disciplinary teams in Germany, Chile, and Switzerland and was Associate Chair in Wood Building Design and Construction at UBC. Thomas is an expert in the development of design methods for timber joints and structures, is actively involved in fostering collaboration between industry and academia, and is a member on multiple international committees as well as the Canadian Standard Association technical committee CSA-O86 "Engineering design in wood".

Research and Expertise

Research Fields
  • Natural Resources
Areas of Expertise
Wood Engineering, Timber Joints, Hybrids Structures, Structural Analysis, Canada Research Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises In
MASc Engineering
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert