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Dr. Chui has been invited to this year's event and will be recognized for receiving the Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow. Congratulations, Dr. Chui!


Professor Gerhard Schickhofer is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for the devlopment of cross-laminated timber, CLT, which has made wooden skyscrapers possible. The Prize was announced during the 2019 World Wood Day Symposium in Austria on 22 March.


ARTS research group is proud to acknowledge one of our group members, Md Abdul Hamid Mirdad, has won the award of 2019 Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarship. Md Abdul is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta. His thesis examines the structural performance of Mass Timber Panel-Concrete (MTPC) Composite Floor System with an insulation layer and inclined self-tapping screws, at both 30° and 45°, to facilitate a partial shear transfer and composite action between the components. This is the second time that students from the ARTS research group win this prize.

Another group member in the ARTS research group, Mehsam Tanzim Khan, has won the Norman & Tess Reid Family Graduate Scholarship in Engineering (2019/20) and Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (2019/20). Mehsam is a 2nd year MSc student in Structural Engineering at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on the in-plane behavior of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels, with an interest in the in-plane effective shear and bending stiffnesses.

Congratulations, Abdul and Mehsam!


  • March 12, 2020 - 2020 Prairie Wood Design Awards Celebration, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • December 3-4, 2019 - Edmonton Wood Solutions Conference 2019, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • October 28, 2019 - IRC Research Advisory Committee Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • October 11-13, 2019 - 2nd International Symposium on Engineered Biomaterials and Structural Applications. Nanjing, China
  • October 3, 2019 - Celebrate! Teaching. Learning. Research.
  • September 6, 2019 - Structures Graduate Students Conference (SGSC 2019), Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • May 21-24, 2019 - Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit. Banff, AB, Canada
  • November 8, 2018 - Wood & Bamboo Composite Seminar, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • September 28, 2018 - IRC Research Advisory Committee Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • September 7, 2018 - Structures Graduate Students Conference (SGSC 2018), Edmonton, AB, Canada


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