Composite Materials & Engineering Center THOMAS TANNERT, PH.D., P. ENG

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Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia
Phone: 250-960-6710

Technical Interests

Design provisions for timber joints; Mass-timber and wood-hybrid lateral load resisting systems; Mass-timber and wood-hybrid floor systems


  • Ph.D. – Timber Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver University, 2008
  • M.Sc. – Wood Science & Technology, University of Bio-Bio, Concepción, Chile, 2002
  • Dipl.-Ing. – Structural Engineering, Bauhaus-University, Weimar, Germany, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, BC Leadership Chair, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada, 2016-present
  • Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2011-2016
  • Research Associate, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland, 2008-2011


  • Top Teacher Award in Department of Wood Science, UBC, Vancouver, 2015
  • Early Career Start-Up Research Award, Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, UBC, Vancouver, 2013
  • Martha Piper Research Award, UBC, Vancouver, 2012


  • Wood Design I, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Wood Design II, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Design of Timber Structures, University of Northern British Columbia

Selected Publications

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