Ian Smith

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Professor Ian Smith DSc, PhD, CEng, PEng, F.ASCE, F.IABSE, F.ICE, F.IStructE, F.IMMM, F.IWSc is widely regarded as a world expert on hybrid construction and structural use of timber (and other wood based products). He is professor of structural engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Canada. He serves on a range of committees including the Canadian Standing Committee on Structural Design, the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation and IABSE Working Commission 2 – Steel, timber and composite construction. The principle that drives Professor Smith’s research is belief that the behaviour of complete structural systems can only be understood through study across all levels of physical dimension. This has led him, collaborators and students to delve into a broad range of issues related to structural mechanics, structural analysis, structural reliability, building science, materials science, and related topics like human factors. Much of Professor Smith’s research is carried out within a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary environment. Amongst other awards he is recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ J. James R. Croes Medal awarded for outstanding Civil Engineering contributions to engineering science. To date Professor Smith has authored 250 papers and reports in open professional literature. He holds Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the United Kingdom, and Professional Engineer (PEng) status in Canada. Posted February 16, 2011

Biography Updated on 16 February 2011

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