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
  • Dynamic vibration absorbers

Professional Affiliations

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

Selected Publications

  • Sheikh H, Van Engelen NC, Ruparathna R. A review of base isolation systems with adaptive characteristics. Structures, 2022; 38, 1542-1555. DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2022.02.067

  • 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

  • Van Engelen NC. Rotation in Rectangular and Circular Reinforced Elastomeric Bearings Resulting in Lift-off. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2019; 168(15), 172-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.03.021

  • Van Engelen NC, Graham JM. Comparison of Prediction and Measurement Techniques for Pedestrian-Induced Vibrations of a Low-Frequency Floor. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 2019; 26(1), e2294. DOI: 10.1002/stc.2294

  • Van Engelen NC, Konstantinidis D, Tait MJ. Structural and Nonstructural Performance of a Seismically Isolated Building Using Stable Unbonded Fiber-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2016; 45(3), 421-439. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2665