Y. H. Chui

Ying-Hei Chui, PhD, PEng


 Professor – Structural Engineering
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Engineered Wood and Building Systems

Office: 7-304 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Phone: 780 248 1176
E-mail: yhc@ualberta.ca

Biography

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 represents Canada on the ISO TC 165 Technical Committee 'Timber structures' as Head of the Canadian delegation.

Research Interests

Timber – steel hybrid lateral load resisting system
Timber-concrete floor systems
Timber connections
Engineered wood products and composites
Wood quality and lumber properties
Non-destructive evaluation
Structural dynamics

Education

Ph.D. 1987 Timber Engineering, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
B.Sc. 1976 Civil Engineering, Southampton University, United Kingdom

Professional experience

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

Professional affiliations

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

Technical committees

Vice Chair
ASTM Technical Committee D07 'Wood'
Head, Canadian delegation 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)

Refereed Journal Publications

Z. Chen and Y. H. Chui. 2017. Lateral load resisting system using mass timber for high-rise buildings. Frontier Built Environment. Article 40, Vol 3. (Published online)
 
Z. Wang, H. Fu, M. Gong, J. Luo, W. Dong, T. Wang and Y. H. Chui. 2017. Planar shear and bending properties of hybrid CLT fabricated with lumber and LVL. Construction and Building Materials. 151: 172–177
 
Dong, C., Y. Yang, H. J. Zhang, Y. H. Chui and T. Chen. 2017. Modelling and experimental validation of elastic modulus of Pinus Yunnanensis exposed to high relative humidity. Wood Science and Technology. (Published online)
 
A. Lafontaine, Z. Chen and G. Doudak and Y. H. Chui. 2017. Lateral behaviour of light wood-frame shearwalls with gypsum wall board. ASCE J. of Structural Engineering. (Published online)
 
J. Zhou, Y. H. Chui, M. Gong and L. Hu. 2017. Elastic properties of full-size mass timber panels: Characterization using modal testing and comparison with model predictions. Composites Part B. 112: 203–212
 
L. Zhou, C. Ni and Y. H. Chui. 2016. Testing and modeling of wood-masonry hybrid wall assembly. ASCE J. of Structural Engineering. (Published online)
 
Z. Y. Chen. Y. H. Chui and G. Doudak. 2016. Contribution of Type X gypsum wall board to the racking performance of light-frame wood shear walls. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 142(5):04016008
 
Z. Wang, J. Zhou, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui and X. Lu. 2016. Evaluation of modulus of elasticity of laminated strand lumber by non-destructive evaluation technique. BioResources. 11(1): 626-633
 
L. Li, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui and Y. Liu. 2016. Modeling of the cupping of two-layer laminated densified wood products subjected to moisture and temperature fluctuations: model development. Wood Sci. and Tech. 50(1):23-37
 
L. Li, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui and Y. Liu. 2016. Modeling of the cupping of two-layer laminated densified wood products subjected to moisture and temperature fluctuations: model application. Wood Sci and Tech. 50(1): 39-51

J. Zhou, Y. H. Chui, M. Gong and L. Hu. 2015. Simultaneous measurement of elastic constants of full-size engineered wood-based panels by modal testing. Holzforschung. 70(7):673–82.

Z. Wang, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui. 2015. Mechanical properties of laminated strand lumber and hybrid cross-laminated timber. Construction and Building Materials. 101(1): 622–627

Q. Zhou, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui, M. Mohammad. 2014. Measurement of rolling shear modulus and strength of cross laminated timber fabricated with black spruce. Construction and Building Materials. 64: 379–386

L. Zhou, C. Ni, Y. H. Chui and Z. Chen. 2014. Seismic performance of hybrid building consisting of light wood frame and reinforced masonry core. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 28(6) (Published on-line)

Z. Chen, Y. H. Chui, C. Ni, G. Doudak and M. Mohammad. 2014. Load distribution in timber structures consisting of multiple lateral load resisting elements with different stiffnesses. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 28(6) (Published on-line)

L. Li, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui, M. Schneider. 2014. A MATLAB-based image processing algorithm for analyzing cupping profiles of two-layer laminated wood products. Measurement. 53: 234-239

Q. Y. Zhou, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui and M. Mohammad. 2014. Measurement of rolling shear modulus and strength of cross –laminated timber using bending and two-plate shear tests. Wood and Fiber Sci. 46(2): 259-269
 
X. Yang, M. Gong and Y. H. Chui. 2014. Short-term creep behavior of CFRP-reinforced wood composites subjected to cyclic loading at different climate conditions. BioResources, 9(2): 1845-1857

Y. Liu, M. Gong, L. Li and Y. H. Chui. 2014. Width effect on the modulus of elasticity of hardwood lumber measured by non-destructive evaluation techniques. Construction and Building Materials. 50: 278-280

M. Gong, S. Delahunty, Y. H. Chui. 2014. Influence of number of finger joints per stud on mechanical performance of wood shearwalls. Construction and Building Materials. 50:335-349

S. Rao, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui and M. Mohammad. 2014. Effect of end pressure on performance of structural finger-joined lumber fabricated using a short joint profile. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 72:143-145

Z. Chen, Y. H. Chui, C. Ni and J. Xu. 2014. Seismic response of midrise light wood-frame buildings with portal frames. ASCE J. Struct. Eng. SPECIAL ISSUE: Computational Simulation in Structural Engineering, 140(8): paper A4013003

L. Li, M. Gong, Y. H. Chui, M. Schneider and D. Li. 2013. Measurement of the elastic parameters of densified balsam fir wood in the radial-tangential plane using a digital image correlation (DIC) method. J. Mater. Sci. 48(21): 7728-7735

M. Peng, J. A. Kershaw, Jr., Y. H. Chui, and M. Gong. 2013. Modeling and prediction of tangential, radial and longitudinal shrinkage in jack pine and white spruce. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43(8): 742-749

M. Gong, S. Delahunty, Y. H. Chui and L. Li. 2013. Use of low grade hardwood for fabricating laminated railway ties. Construction and Building Materials. 41:73-78