PKM Moniruzzaman is doing Ph.D. under supervision of Prof. Dr. Frank Lam in the Timber Engineering and Applied Mechanics Lab at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

His research focuses on stability behaviour of cross laminated timber (CLT) subjected to in-plane gravity loading. Compared to conventional wood construction, CLT as a plate element has reasonable strength properties in both directions in-plane. Using this product with high aspect ratios as wall and column elements requires particular attention on product’s structural stability. Research studies on the in-plane bending rigidity followed by buckling strength of CLT wall systems including uncertainty have not been conducted yet. Therefore, the aim of his current research is to investigate the CLT stability behaviour with consideration of the sources of uncertainty lie upon the production, construction, material and loading conditions.

Research Interests:

– Reliability analysis

– Finite element analysis

– Mechanics of materials


Moniruzzman, PKM, and Lam, F. 2014. Reliability of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Columns/ Tall Wall Elements. Poster in the 2nd Annual FIBRE Conference, May 12-15, Vancouver, BC.

Moniruzzman, PKM, and Rteil, A. 2014. Numerical comparison between TRM and FRP in strengthening corroded reinforced concrete beams. 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE, August 20-22, Vancouver, BC.

Moniruzzaman, PKM, and Rteil, A. 2013. Numerical Investigation on the Effectiveness of FRP in Repairing Corrosion Damaged Concrete Beams. 11th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures, FRPRCS-11, June 26-28, Guimarães, Portugal.

Moniruzzman, PKM, and Rteil, A. 2012. Numerical Comparison between FRP and TRM for Seismic Retrofitting. 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, CSCE, June 6-9, Edmonton, Alberta.