Faculty profile headshot photo of Minghao Li

Minghao Li

Associate Professor

Forest Sciences Centre 4030
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

work phone: 604-822-2434

Dr. Li was trained as a structural timber engineer. Before joining UBC Wood Science, he was an associate professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He has researched extensively on high-performance engineered wood products and connection systems, multi-storey mass timber and timber-steel hybrid structures. He has a strong interest in developing robust and innovative timber building solutions via experimental, analytical and numerical techniques.

Selected Publications

Dong, W. Li, M., Sullivan, T. MacRae, G., Lee, C. and Chang, T. (2022). Direct displacement-based seismic design of glulam frames with buckling restrained braces. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI:10.1080/13632469.2022.2110999
Ma Z., Li M., Liu A., Wang J., Zhou L. and Dong W. (2022). Seismic performance of single-storey light timber-framed buildings braced by gypsum plasterboards considering rigidity of ceiling diaphragms Structures 41:1207-1219
Moerman B., Li M., Palermo A. and Liu A. (2022). Moment-resisting self-drilling dowel connections between steel link beams and CLT for coupled walls Structures 41:365-374
Srivaro S., Lim H., Li M. and Pasztory Z. (2022). Properties of Mixed Species/Densities Cross Laminated Timber made of Rubberwood and Coconut Wood Structures 40:237-246
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, A., Pampanin, S., Sarti, F., and Nokes, R. (2022). Experimental testing and analytical modelling of single and double post-tensioned CLT shear walls Engineering Structures 256:114065
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M. and Smith T. (2022). Analytical derivation and experimental verification of overstrength factors of dowel-type timber connections for capacity design Journal of Earthquake Engineering 26(6): 2970-2984
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, A., Pampanin, S., Sarti, F. (2022). Analytical Modelling of Post-Tensioned C-Shaped CLT Core-Walls Journal of Structural Engineering
Moerman, B., Li, M., Smith, T., and Lim, H. (2022). Design and Cyclic Testing of Bolted End Plate Connections between Steel Link Beams and Cross-Laminated Timber for Coupled Shear Walls Construction and Building Materials 353:1290060
Wright, T., Li, M., Gedyma, M., Lim, H., Moroder, D., and Carradine, D. (2022). Repair and reinstatement of Douglas-fir CLT hold-down connections using mixed angle self-tapping screws Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
Moerman, B.J., Li, M., Palermo, A., Smith, T., and Liu, A. (2022). Force-based design and time history analysis of CLT shear walls with bolted hold-downs Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
Liu, A. and Li, M. (2022). Seismic effects of bracing irregularity of light timber-framed buildings Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering
Srivaro, S., Lim, H., Li, M., and Altaner, C. (2022). Effect of pressing parameters on dimensional stability and bonding performance of thermally compressed coconut wood Construction and Building Materials 357:129359
Li, Z., Chen, F., He, M., Long, W., Ou, J., and Li, M. (2022). Experimental investigation on self-centering steel-timber hybrid beam-column connections Journal of Structural Engineering
Krauss, K., Li, M. and Lam, F. (2022). Influence of mixed-angle screw installations on the cyclic performance of commercial hold-down brackets Construction and Building Materials
Moerman, B.J., Li, M., Palermo, A., and Liu, A. (2021). Self-drilling dowel connections for capacity-protected link beams in coupled CLT shear walls Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, Pampanin, S. and Sarti, F. (2021). Investigating CLT lateral load resisting systems for taller timber buildings Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand
Wright, T., Li, M., Moroder, D., and Carradine, D. (2021). Cyclic behaviour of hold-downs using mixed angle self-tapping screws in Douglas-fir CLT Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dong, W., Li, M., Lee, C-L, MacRae, G., Abu, A. (2021). Cyclic tests of glulam frames with buckling restrained braces Proc. 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan
Brown, J., Li, M., Nokes, R., Palermo, A., Pampanin, S. and Sarti, F. (2021). Investigating anchoring behaviour of post-tensioned CLT shear walls using particle tracking technology Proc. 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sendai, Japan
Dong, W., Li, M., Lee, C-L, MacRae, G., Abu, A. (2021). Critical interface connection behavior in BRB-braced glulam frames Proc. 16th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, A., Pampanin, S. and Sarti, F. (2021). Bi-directional seismic testing of post-tensioned rocking CLT core-walls. Proc. 16th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile
Moerman, B., Li, M., Cao, Y., and Lim, H. (2021). Compressive behaviour of hardwood dowel reinforced CLT loaded perpendicular-to-grain Construction and Building Materials 302:124137
Srivaro S., Lim H., Li M., Jantawee S. and Tomad J. (2021). Effect of compression ratios and original wood density on pressing characteristics and physical and mechanical properties of thermally compressed coconut wood Construction and Building Materials 299:124272
Brown, J., Li, M., and Sarti, F. (2021). Structural Performance of CLT shear connections with castellations and angle brackets Engineering Structures 240:112346
Dong, W., Li, M., Lee, C-L., and MacRae, G. (2021). Numerical modelling of glulam frames with buckling restrained braces Engineering Structures 239:112338
Dong, W., Li, M., He, M., and Li, Z. (2021). Experimental testing and analytical modelling of glulam moment connections with self-drilling dowels Journal of Structural Engineering 147(5): 04021047
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, A, Sarti, F., and Pampanin, S. (2021). Experimental testing of a low-damage post-tensioned C-shaped CLT core-wall Journal of Structural Engineering 147(3):04020357
Brown, J., Li, M., Tannert T. and Moroder, D. (2021). Experimental study on orthogonal joints in Cross-Laminated Timber with self-tapping screws installed with mixed angles Engineering Structures 228:111560
Brown, J. and Li, M. (2021). Structural performance of dowelled Cross-Laminated Timber hold-down connections with increased row spacing and end distance Construction and Building Materials 271:121595
Li, Z., Wang, X., He. M., Ou, J., Li, M., Luo, Q., and Dong. H. (2021). Structural damage evaluation of multi-story timber-steel hybrid structures through shake table tests Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities 35(1):0001555
Dong W., Li, M., Ottenhaus, L., and Lim, H. (2020). Ductility and overstrength of nailed hold-downs in CLT Engineering Structures 215:110667
Brown, J., Li, M., Karalus, B., and Stanton, S. (2020). Withdrawal behavior of self-tapping screws in New Zealand Douglas-fir CLT New Zealand Timber Design Journal 28(2): 25-32
Liu, J., Lam, F., Foschi, R.O. and Li, M. (2020). Modelling the coupling effect of CLT connections under bi-axial Loading Journal of Structural Engineering 146(4): 04020040
Li, Z., Chen, F., Dong, H., He, M., and Li, M. (2020). Lateral performance of timber-steel hybrid shear wall with friction dampers Journal of Building Structures 41(10): 1-10 (in Chinese)
Lim, H., Tripathi, S., and Li, M. (2020). Evaluation of rolling shear modulus and strength of micronized copper azole type C (MCA-C) treated CLT Construction and Building Materials 259:120419
Dong, W., Li, M., Lee, C-L, MacRae, G., and Abu, A. (2020). Experimental testing of full-scale glulam frames with buckling restrained braces Engineering Structures 222:111081
Dong W., Li, M. Kho, D., He, M., and Li, Z. (2019). Seismic performance evaluation of timber-steel hybrid shear wall systems for multi-storey timber buildings New Zealand Timber Design Journal 27(4): 21-28
Li, M., Liu, A. and Dong, W. (2019). Progress in seismic research of wood structures in New Zealand Construction Science and Technology 391: 25-30 (in Chinese)
Li, M., Dong, W. and Lim, H. (2019). Influence of lamination aspect ratios and test methods on rolling shear strength evaluation of cross laminated timber Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 31(12): 04019310
Cao, Y., Street, J. Li, M. and Lim, H. (2019). Analytical and experimental evaluation of the effect of knots on rolling shear properties of CLT Construction and Building Materials 222:579-587
He, M., Luo, Q., Dong, H., Li, Z. and Li, M. (2019). Experimental study on seismic performance of steel frame and light timber-frame shear wall hybrid structure through shake table tests Journal of Building Structures 40(9): 1-9 (in Chinese)
Liu, A., Li, M., and Shelton, R. (2019). Experimental studies on in-plane performance of plasterboard sheathed ceiling diaphragms Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 52(2): 95-106
Kho, D., Li, M. and Lee, C-L. (2019). Monotonic and cyclic behaviour of nailed timber-plywood connections New Zealand Timber Design Journal 27(3): 15-26
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., Nokes, R., Cammock, P. and McInnes, B. (2019). Use of particle tracking velocimetry in timber material and connection testing European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 77: 195-209
Brown, J., Li, M., Palermo, A., Sarti, F. and Pampanin, S. (2019). Preliminary experimental testing of post-tensioned timber core-wall systems. Proc., 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference, Brisbane, Australia
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M. and Dong, W. (2019). Cyclic behavior of nailed CLT hold-down connections. Proc., 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference, Brisbane, Australia
Dong, W., Li, M., Lee, C-L., MacRae, G. and Abu, A. (2019). Lateral behavior of glulam frames with buckling restrained braces (BRBs). Proc., 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference, Brisbane, Australia
Brown, J., Li, M. Ottenhaus, L-M, Ravn, C., and Scott, B. (2019). Ductility of dowelled Douglas-fir CLT connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Proc., 11th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand
Dong, W. and Li, M. (2019). A preliminary study on cyclic behaviour of SFS dowelled connections in glulam frames Proc., 11th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., and Smith T. (2018). An analytical method to derive overstrength of dowel-type connections. Proc., 5th INTER annual conference, Tallinn, Estonia
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., and Nokes, R. (2018). Application of particle tracking in large scale timber connection testing. Proc. 15th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, South Korea
Morris, H., Carradine, D. and Li, M. (2018). Full-scale testing and dynamic analysis of timber frame houses damaged in the Christchurch earthquake. Proc. 15th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, South Korea
Kho, D. Dong, W. Li, M., and Lee, C-L. (2018). Cyclic behavior of timber-steel hybrid shear walls. Proc. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., and Smith T. (2018). Overstrength of large-scale dowelled connections in CLT. Proc., New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M. and Smith, T. (2018). Structural performance of large-scale dowelled CLT connections under monotonic and cyclic loading Engineering Structures 176: 41-48
He, M., Luo, Q., Li, Z., Dong, H. and Li, M. (2018). Seismic performance evaluation of timber-steel hybrid structures through large-scale shaking table tests Engineering Structures 175: 483-500
Mahammad, M. Blass, H., Salenikovich, A., Ringhofer, A., Lines, P. Rammer, D., Smith, T. and Li, M. (2018). Design approaches for CLT connections Wood and Fiber Science 50: 27-47
Li, Z., Zhou, R., He, M. and Li, M. (2018). A review of state-of-the-art research on earthquake resilient timber structures Journal of Building Structures 39(9): 10-21 (in Chinese)
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., Smith, T. and Quenneville, P. (2018). Mode cross-over and ductility of dowelled LVL and CLT connections under monotonic and cyclic loading Journal of Structural Engineering 144(7): 04018074
Ottenhaus, L. and Li, M. (2018). Embedment strength of New Zealand cross laminated timber New Zealand Timber Design Journal 26(1): 12-16
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., Smith, T. and Quenneville, P. (2018). Overstrength of dowelled CLT connections under monotonic and cyclic loading Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 16(2): 753-773
Li, Z., He, M., Wang, X. and Li, M. (2018). Seismic performance assessment of steel moment frames infilled with prefabricated wood shear walls Journal of Constructional Steel Research 140: 62-73
Li, M. (2017). Evaluating rolling shear strength properties of cross laminated timber by short-span bending tests and modified planar shear tests Journal of Wood Science 63(4): 331-337
Lim, H., Lam, F., Foschi, R. and Li, M. (2017). Numerical modelling of nail connection performance of strand-based wood composites Journal of Engineering Mechanics 143(6): 04017015
Li, Z.,He, M., Lam, F., Zhou, R., and Li, M. (2017). Seismic reliability evaluation of steel-timber hybrid shear wall systems Earthquakes and Structures 13(3):289-297
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M. and Smith, T. (2017). Ductility of large scale dowelled CLT connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Proc. Australian Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., Smith, T. and Quenneville, P. (2016). Ductility of dowelled and nailed CLT and LVL connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Proc. Australian Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Smith T., Marshall J., Buckton-Wishart V., Li, M., Pampanin S. (2016). Long-term dynamic characteristics of a Pres-lam structure. Proc. 14th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Austria
Ottenhaus, L., Li, M., and Smith, T., Quenneville, P. (2016). Ductility of LVL and CLT connections fastened with dowel-type connectors. Proc. 14th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Austria
Li Y., F. Lam, M. Li (2016). Torque loading tests on the rolling shear strength of cross laminated timber Journal of Wood Science 62(5):407-415
Li Z., M. He, F. Lam. M. Li (2015). Load-sharing mechanism in timber-steel hybrid shear wall systems Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering 9(2):203-214
Li, M., and Lam, F. (2015). Lateral behaviour of cross laminated timber shear walls under reversed cyclic loads. Proc., 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia
Morris, H.W., Beskhyroun S., Smith T. Li, M., Carradine, D. (2015). In-situ lateral load test performance of Christchurch houses. Proc., 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia
Lam, F., Li, Z., He, M. and Li, M. (2015). Comparison of two reliability assessment methods for the seismic performance of timber-steel hybrid structures. Proc.,12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada
Li, M., Lam, F. and Li, Y. (2014). Evaluating rolling shear strength properties of cross laminated timber by torsional shear tests and bending tests. Proc. 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada
Li, Y., Lam, F., and Li, M. (2014). Duration-of-load effect on the rolling shear strength of cross laminated timber: duration-of-load tests and damage accumulation model. Proc. 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada
Lim, H., Lam, F., and Li, M. (2014). Experimental study on nail connection performance of strand-based wood composites. Proc. 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada
Li Z., M. He, F. Lam, M. Li, R. Ma, Z. Ma (2014). Finite element modeling and parametric analysis of timber-steel hybrid structures John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings 23(14):1045–1063
Li Z., M. He, M. Li, F. Lam (2014). Damage assessment and performance-based seismic design of timber-steel hybrid shear wall systems Earthquakes and Structures 7(1):101-117
Li M., F. Lam, B.J. Yeh, T. Skaggs, D. Rammer and J. Wacker (2012). Modeling Force Transfer around Openings in Wood-frame Shear Walls ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering 138(12):1419-1426.
Li, M., Foschi, R. and Lam, F. (2012). Modeling hysteretic behaviour of panel-sheathed wood shear walls with a protocol-independent nail connection algorithm Journal of Structural Engineering 138(1): 99-108
Li, M., Lam, F., Foschi, R., Nakajima, S. and Nakagawa, T. (2012). Seismic performance of post-and-beam timber buildings II: reliability evaluations Journal of Wood Science 58(2): 135-143
Li, M., Lam, F., Foschi, R., Nakajima, S. and Nakagawa, T. (2012). Seismic performance of post-and-beam timber buildings I: model development and verification Journal of Wood Science 58(1): 20-30
Lam, F., Li, M., Foschi, R., Nakajima, S. and Nakagawa, T. (2011). Performance of timber buildings in earthquakes. Proc.,11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland
Skaggs, T., Yeh, BJ, Lam, F., Li, M., Rammer, D. and Wacker J. (2011). Modelling force transfer around openings of full-scale shear walls. Proc. CIB-W18 annual conference, Alghero, Italy.
Lam, F., Li, M., Foschi, R., Nakajima, S., Kawai, N., Minowa, C., Okabe M., Yamaguchi, N., and Nakagawa, T. (2010). Seismic performance of post-and-beam timber buildings. Proc., 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy
Nakagawa, T., Lam, F., Barrett, D. J., Foschi, R., Li, M., Okabe, M., Nakajima, S., Kawai, N., Yamaguchi, N., Minowa, C., Fumoto, H. (2010). Shake table tests on a Three-story Post-and-beam Wood Building (Part II): numerical analysis of 3D framing models. Proc., 60th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Miyazaki, Japan
Okabe, M., Lam, F., Barrett, D. J., Foschi, R., Li, M., Nakajima, S., Nakagawa, T., Kawai, N., Yamaguchi, N., Minowa, C., Fumoto, H. (2010). Shake table tests on a Three-story Post-and-beam Wood Building (Part I): Experimental Results. Proc., 60th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Miyazaki, Japan
Li, M. and Lam, F. (2009). Lateral performance of non-symmetric diagonal-braced wood shear walls Journal of Structural Engineering 135(2): 178-186
Li M ., F. Lam and R.O. Foschi (2009). Seismic Reliability Analysis of Diagonal-braced and Structural-panel-sheathed Wood Shear Walls -Journal of Structural Engineering. ASCE 135(5):587-596
Lam, F., Li, M., Nakajima, S., and Kawai, N. (2008). Modeling 3-D response of Japanese post-and-beam structures. Proc., 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Miyazaki, Japan
Li, M. and Lam, F. (2008). Modeling post-and-beam wood buildings under seismic loads. Proc., Structures Congress 2008, Vancouver, Canada
Li, M., F. Lam, and G. Lee (2007). Structural assessment of trailer floor systems with aluminum frame and wood decking -International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems. 14(2):213-226
Lam, F., Li, M. and Gu, J. (2006). Structural performance of one storey Japanese post-and-beam buildings. Proc., 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland, USA
Li, J., Jiang, J. and Li, M. (2001). Hazard analysis system of urban post-earthquake fire based on GIS Acta Seismologica Sinica 14(4): 448-455