Education

PhD in Timber Engineering

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Graduation April 2008
Thesis: “Structural performance of Rounded Dovetail Connections”
Supervisory committee: Dr. Frank Lam, Dr. David Barrett, Dr. Helmut Prion

MSc in Wood Science & Technology

University of Bio-Bio, Concepcion, Chile, Graduation December 2002
Thesis: “Study of nail laminated timber elements for residential construction“
Majors: Wood Composites, Adhesive Technology

Dipl-Ing in Civil Engineering

Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, Graduation February 2001
Thesis: “Fractural mechanics approach to calculate the load bearing capacity of mechanical joints perpendicular to the grain with dowel-type fasteners”
Majors: Timber Engineering, Wood Protection, Building Physics, Project Management

Continuing Education in Teaching

“UBC Faculty Certificate Program on Teaching in Higher Education“ UBC CTLT, 2013
“Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop“ UBC CTLT, 2011 
“Course Design Intensive” UBC CTLT, 2011    
“Facilitative leadership skills workshop“ UBC FoGS, 2006 
“Grad Student Instructional Skills Workshop” UBC TAG, 2005    
“Professional Development Course for International Graduate Students” UBC CIC, 2004