Dr Lisa Ottenhaus

Lecturer in Structural Engineering

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
l.ottenhaus@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 31399

Overview

04/2015 – 05/2019 PhD Structural Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thesis: Seismic Performance of Connections in Timber Buildings.

09/2012 – 02/2015 MSc Structural Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Thesis: Towards a Design Method for Bamboo Geodesic Domes.

10/2009 - 08/2012 BSc Civil Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Thesis: Concept and Construction of Tension Elements for the Optimized Design of Roofs.

Research Interests

  • Structural Timber Engineering
    Connections, seismic design, tall timber buildings, sustainability, modular and prefab construction

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury

Publications

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Available Projects

  • The objective is to develop timber building systems comprising of mass timber cores and light timber framed residential prefab units for rapid construction. The project will comprise of system design as well as the development of plug-and-play connection systems. There will be a substantial experimental component to test the interface connectors and module prototypes, as well as some finite element modelling of mid- and high-rise system-behaviour.

    A suitable candidate would have a background in structural timber engineering with a Bachelor of Honours or Masters degree.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • The objective is to develop timber building systems comprising of mass timber cores and light timber framed residential prefab units for rapid construction. The project will comprise of system design as well as the development of plug-and-play connection systems. There will be a substantial experimental component to test the interface connectors and module prototypes, as well as some finite element modelling of mid- and high-rise system-behaviour.

    A suitable candidate would have a background in structural timber engineering with a Bachelor of Honours or Masters degree.