Assistant Professor

Contact InformationDaniel Lacroix

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37800
Location: CPH 3658

Biography Summary

Daniel Lacroix is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD from the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Lacroix is primarily interested in studying the behaviour of mid- and high-rise wood structures subjected to extreme loading (e.g. earthquake, blast, impact).

Dr. Lacroix’s expertise is in the structural and dynamic performance of wood systems under blast and impact loading, strengthening and retrofitting of wood structural elements using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP), and modelling of wood members under high strain rates. His research interests also include the structural performance of lateral load resisting systems in mass timber buildings, modern and innovative timber connections, resilient design of structures, and evaluation of timber members and engineered wood products at low and high strain rates.

Research Interests

  • Timber design
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wood structures under extreme loads
  • Strengthening and retrofitting of wood structural elements using fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP)
  • Traditional and modern timber connections
  • High strain rate effects on wood properties
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Resilient structures
  • Dynamic behaviour of timber and timber-hybrid structures to impact and blast loading
  • Material performance and evaluation

Education

  • 2017, Doctorate, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2013, Master of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • 2011, Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa

Courses*

  • CIVE 497 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering
    • Taught in 2019
  • CIVE 700 - Topics in Structural Engineering
    • Taught in 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Lacroix, D.N. and Doudak, G, Experimental and Analytical Investigation of FRP Retrofitted Glued-Laminated Beams Subjected to Simulated Blast Loading, Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(7), 2018
  • Lacroix, D.N. and Doudak, G, Effects of High Strain Rates on the Response of Glulam Beams and Columns, Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(5), 2018
  • Lacroix, Daniel N. and Doudak, Ghasan, Determining the Dynamic Increase Factor for Glued-Laminated Timber Beams, Journal of Structural Engineering, 2018
  • Poulin, Mathieu and Viau, Christian and Lacroix, Daniel N and Doudak, Ghasan, Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Cross-Laminated Timber Panels Subjected to Out-of-Plane Blast Loads, Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(2), 2017
  • Lacroix, DN and Viau, C and Côté, D and Poulin, M and Lopez, AV and Doudak, G, Overview on the structural performance of timber structures under the effects of blast loading--research and design considerations, Structures and Architecture: Beyond their Limits, 2016
  • Viau, Christian and Lacroix, Daniel N and Doudak, Ghasan, Damage level assessment of response limits in light-frame wood stud walls subjected to blast loading, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 44(2), 2016, 106 - 116
  • Lacroix, D. N. and Doudak, G, Investigation of dynamic increase factors in light-frame wood stud walls subjected to out-of-plane blast loading, Journal of Structural Engineering, 141(6), 2014
  • Lacroix, D.N. and Doudak, G and El-Domiaty, Khaled, Retrofit Options for Light-Frame Wood Stud Walls Subjected to Blast Loading, Journal of Structural Engineering, 140(4), 2013
  • Côté, Dominic and Viau, Christian and Lacroix, Daniel N and Doudak, Ghasan, Blast Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber Panels with Realistic Boundary Conditions, CSCE 2018 Annual Conference, 1 2018
  • Viau, Christian and Lacroix, Daniel and Doudak, Ghasan, Design Considerations for Cross-Laminated Timber Panels Subjected to Simulated Blast Loads, CSCE 2018 Annual Conference, 1 2018
  • Lacroix, Daniel and Doudak, Ghasan, FRP Reinforced Glulam Beams Under High Strain-Rates, CSCE 2018 Annual Conference, 1 2018
  • Lacroix, Daniel and Viau, Christian and Doudak, Ghasan, Design Considerations for Glulam Beams and Columns Under High Strain-Rates, CSCE 2018 Annual Conference, 1 2018
  • Lacroix, Daniel and Doudak, Ghasan, Behaviour of FRP Retrofitted Glued-Laminated (Glulam) Beams Subjected to Simulated Blast Loads, WCTE, 1 2016