Thomas Tannert

Wall Associate


Associate Professor


Integrated Wood Engineering




University of Northern BC

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Thomas Tannert

Thomas Tannert joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016 as BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood Construction. Thomas received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-Bio in Chile, and a Civil Engineering degree from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany. Before coming to UNBC, he worked in multi-disciplinary teams in Germany, Chile, and Switzerland and was Associate Chair in Wood Building Design and Construction at UBC. Thomas is an expert in the development of design methods for timber joints and structures, is actively involved in fostering collaboration between industry and academia, and is a member on multiple international committees as well as the Canadian Standard Association technical committee CSA-O86 “Engineering design in wood”.

Primary Recipient Awards

Thomas Tannert – Early Career Scholar Start-Up Research Grant – 2013