Gengmu Ruan

Gengmu Ruan

Doctoral Candidate
T214 Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

PhD candidate in a jointed position at Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. Specifically, the research topic focuses on integrated structural and archtiectural design of timber-only structures using salvaged timber and wooden nails.

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Contact information

Postal address
Rakentajanaukio 4 02150 Espoo Finland
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Areas of expertise

Timber structures, Architecture, Circular economy, 212 Civil and construction engineering

Honors and awards

1st Prize of Kuopio Bridge Design Competition (Shared)

Kuopion Savilahden siltakilpailu
Invitation or ranking in competition Building Design and Construction Apr 2019


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

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

Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2021 Wood Material Science and Engineering

Sustainable design concepts for short span, timber-only structures

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