Dr. Chui is NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Engineered Wood and Building Systems.
Dr. Chui obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Southampton University, and his Doctorate degree in Timber Engineering from University of Brighton, in the UK. He is one of Canada's leading researchers in the field of timber engineering and engineered wood products. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, he was New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Advanced Wood Products and Director of the Wood Science and Technology Centre at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Chui was Scientific Director of the highly successful NSERC Strategic Research Network, NEWBuildS. NEWBuildS consisted of 23 professors from 13 Canadian universities and operated between 2010 and 2015. Dr. Chui's expertise is in structural and dynamic performance of timber building systems, timber connections, non-destructive evaluation of timber members and engineered wood products. He has over 30 years of research experience and published over 200 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings in these disciplines. Dr. Chui is actively engaged in building code and design standard development in North America and at the international level. He is currently member of a Standing Committee of the National Building Code of Canada, and a number of CSA technical committees on design of timber structures and wood products. He is Vice-Chair of ASTM Technical Committee D.07 'Wood', and Chair of ISO TC 165 Technical Committee 'Timber structures'.
- Ph.D. 1987 Timber Engineering, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
- B.Sc. 1976 Civil Engineering, Southampton University, United Kingdom
2017 – Present NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Engineered Wood and Building Systems
2016 – Present Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
1993 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick
2015 - 2016 New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Advanced Wood Products, University of New Brunswick
1997 -2008 & 2011 - 2016 Director, Wood Science and Technology Centre, University of New Brunswick
2009 - 2015 Scientific Director, NSERC Strategic Network on Innovative Wood Products and Building Systems
1997 - 1999 Assistant Dean, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick
1990 - 1993 Research Associate, Wood Science and Technology Centre, University of New Brunswick
1988 - 1990 NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Forestry, University of New Brunswick
Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering
Fellow International Academy of Wood Science
Member Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Member American Society of Testing and Materials
Member Forest Products Society
Vice Chair ASTM Technical Committee D07 'Wood'
Chair ISO Technical Committee 165 ‘Timber Structures’
Vice Chair CSA A370 Technical Committee ‘Lumber and Engineered Wood Products’
Member CSA O86 Technical Committee "Engineering Design in Wood"
Chair CSA O86 Material Evaluation Subcommittee
Member NLGA Technical Advisory Committee on Lumber Properties
Member Standing Committee on Housing and Small Buildings, Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)