Dr. Lina Zhou

Dr. Lina  Zhou
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
Office: ECS 302

BS (Tongji University), MS (Tongji University), PhD (UNB), P.Eng

Area of expertise

Structural engineering, timber structures

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria
     (2017 ‒ present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wood Science and Technology Center, University of New Brunswick 
    (2015 ‒ 2016)


  • Innovative wood products and systems
  • Wood-based hybrid buildings
  • Seismic performance of timber structures
  • Mid-rise and high-rise timber structures


  • CIVE350 Structural Analysis
  • CIVE480 Timber Structures
  • CIVE580 Dynamics of Structures & Earthquake Engineering

Selected Publications

Zhou, L., Chui, Y., and Ni, C. (2019). “Numerical study on seismic force modification factors of hybrid light wood frame structures connected to a stiff core.” Engineering Structures, 183 (2019) 874–882. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.082

Zhou, L., Chui, Y., and Ni, C. (2018). “Influence of middle member thickness on properties of double-shear nail joints.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 2018, 144(8):04018109. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002126

Zhou, L., Ni, C., and Chui, Y. (2017). “Testing and modeling of wood-masonry hybrid wall assembly.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 2017, 143(2): 04016167. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001654


Dr. Zhou is currently accepting MASc and PhD students in the field of timber structures. Applicants who are self-motivated and interested in the research area of timber structures are welcomed to apply. Preference will be given to those who have relevant timber research experience, earthquake engineering research experience and finite element modeling skills.