Dr Christophe Gerber - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Christophe Gerber

  • Associate Professor, Structural Engineering
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+61 7 5459 4563
Office location
H1.2.49
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Christophe Gerber

Dr Christophe Gerber is an Associate Professor of Structural and Timber Engineering and is responsible for the development of teaching and research in structural and timber engineering. Christophe is a structural engineer with a strong interest in timber engineering. He has close to 30 years of experience in timber construction and engineered structures in Australia and Europe. His expertise includes high performance timber structural systems, structural development and the design of multi-storey timber buildings.

Christophe brings a very practical approach to his work. He gained the full appreciation of the benefits and challenges of prefabrication from his working years on site. This experience has also guided him to develop practical applications for industry from his research.

Christophe’s expertise includes high performance timber structural systems, structural development and the design of multi-storey timber buildings. He has worked on projects that focus on structural solutions for multi-storey buildings, composite structures, material and product development, connection technology, building sustainability and supply chain analysis and optimisation. In addition, he has been actively involved with developing and testing/certifying products and systems, and outlining user-friendly design guidelines. He can also assist with building sustainability, and supply chain analyses and optimisation.

Professional membership

  • MIEAust, Lignum (Switzerland)

Research areas

  • sustainable structures and materials
  • timber and timber composite products, bamboo and bamboo composite products and composite structure products
  • development and testing of materials, composite systems including timber concrete composites
  • development and testing of connections, connectors and adhesives
  • numerical analysis and modelling of the mechanics of structures, connections and materials including engineering wood products
  • timber bridge engineering and design
  • analysis of supply chain and fabrication for timber materials, large buildings and developments (structure and organisation, flow, management etc.)

Teaching areas

  • ENG102 Engineering Statics
  • ENG212 Structural Engineering
  • ENG451 Concrete Structures and Technology
  • ENG404 Engineering Sustainable Design

Dr Christophe Gerber's specialist areas of knowledge include timber engineering, timber construction, design of multi-storey timber buildings.

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