Development of engineered wood products utilizing small-diameter softwood and hardwood trees

Host Faculty: Engineering
General Subject Area: Timber engineering
Project Level: PhD
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With consistent interest and support from forest product, structural engineering, architecture, and construction industries, structural engineered wood products (EWPs) have successfully penetrated the mid- and high-rise building construction markets around the world. The structural EWPs are manufactured by binding various feedstock, such as boards, strands, particles, fibers, or veneers, using either chemical adhesives or mechanical fasteners. In this multidisciplinary research, the development of innovative EWPs using small-diameter softwood and hardwood trees is proposed. The successfully recruited PhD candidates will be involved in manufacturing the EWPs and evaluating the products’ mechanical properties through experimental studies and numerical simulation work.


Supervisor: Hyungsuk (Thomas) Lim

Key qualifications and skills

Undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in civil (structural) engineering and/or wood science; experience in wood composite manufacturing; communication and teamwork skills

Does the project come with funding

Yes - $18K - $28K p.a. stipend, plus fees

Final date for receiving applications



timber engineering, wood science, engineered wood products, manufacturing, wood mechanics, structural behavior