Gengmu Ruan

Gengmu Ruan

Doctoral Researcher
T214 Civil Engineering
Doctoral Researcher

Gengmu Ruan is a doctoral candidate in a jointed position at Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. His research topic focuses on integrated sustainable, structural and architectural design concepts for timber-only structures, more specifically, structures made from salvaged timber and wooden nails only.

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Contact information

Postal address
Rakentajanaukio 4 02150 Espoo Finland
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Areas of expertise

Timber Engineering, Architecture, Sustainability, 212 Civil and construction engineering

Honors and awards

1st Prize of Kuopio Bridge Design Competition (Shared)

Kuopion Savilahden siltakilpailu
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Civil Engineering Apr 2019

Research groups

  • Structures – Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Doctoral Researcher


Horizontal and vertical knowledge management in multidisciplinary research and design-build teaching: a timber-only trail

Günther H. Filz, Gengmu Ruan 2023 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2023)

Master Builders revisited : The importance of feedback loops: a case study using salvaged timber and wooden nails only

Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2023 Architectural Research in Finland

Structuring irregularity

Gengmu Ruan, Gerhard Fink, Günther H. Filz 2023

Graphic statics: projective funicular polygon

Athanasios Markou, Gengmu Ruan 2022 Structures

Planar rectangular, slide-in reciprocal frame structures using salvaged timber and wooden nails

Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2022 Proceedings of the IASS 2022 Symposium affiliated with APCS 2022 conference


Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2022

Shear capacity of timber-to-timber connections using wooden nails

Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2022 Wood Material Science and Engineering

Timber-Only Structures and Architecture

Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2022

An integrated architectural and structural design concept by using local, salvaged timber

Gengmu Ruan, G.H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2021 IASS Annual Symposium 2020/21 & the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures: Inspiring the Next Generation At: Guilford, UK

Sustainable design concepts for short span, timber-only structures

Gerhard Fink, Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz 2019 Form and Force