Doctoral and Master Research:

Prior to applying to our team, it is encouraged that prospective research students first review our current research described on this website, and then to email Dr. Gales to chat on possibilities and openings. At the moment, our team is very interested in  further expansion into Timber and/or Steel based projects.

When emailing, prospective students should also compose a letter as text in their email (Pdf and/or doc files will not be opened unfortunately!) The email should include:

  • relevant skills and experience;
  • career goals;
  • and a note on your opinions on the topic of ‘Enhancing Inclusion and Diversity in engineering’.

Dr. Gales will reply if there is a fit!


Team members are provided with highly competitive full funded research scholarships to carry out their work.

Undergraduate and CO-OP Internships:

We are a strong believer in undergraduate research opportunities and generally hire about 4 to 6 undergraduate students annually. Our team has been successfully awarded 10 NSERC USRA scholarships in the last 3 years. Please email Dr. Gales for opportunities.