Dr. Niel Van Engelen

Dr. Niel Van Engelen

Associate Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 2509
Office: 3062 CEI


  • BEng & Mgt, McMaster University
  • PhD, McMaster University

Research Interests

  • Structural control
  • Seismic and vibration isolation
  • Pedestrian-induced vibrations
  • Concrete-filled steel tubes

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (CAEES)
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)

Selected Publications

  • Sheikh H, Ruparathna R, Van Engelen NC. Investigation of seismic fragility curves of unbothered FREIs: Adaptive characteristics and modeling sensitivity. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 2024. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.4097 

  • Davarnia D, Cheng S, Van Engelen NC. Effect of training on the cyclic behaviour of SMA wire. Smart Materials and Structures, 2023. DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/ace143

  • Bouzari N, Van Engelen NC, Cheng S. Evaluation of pedestrian-induced in-service building floor perforance based on short-term monitoring. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 2023;37(6), p.04023045. DOI: 10.1061/JPCFEV.CFENG-4423

  • Stratton N, Amini Tehrani H, Ruparathna R, Van Engelen NC. Framework for the design of seismically isolated National Building Code of Canada Part 9 strustures. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 2023. DOI: 10.1139/cjce-2023-0126

  • Bai J, Van Engelen NC, Cheng S. Parametric studies on the behaviour of reinforced elastomeric bearings considering the compressibility and extensibility index, shape factor, and lift-off. Structures, 2021; 31, 1278-1286. DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2021.02.03