Colin Andrew Rogers

Title: 
Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

P.Eng., Ph.D.

Colin Andrew Rogers
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-6449
Email address: 
colin.rogers [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Biography: 

Professor Rogers joined the structures group of the Department in 1999. Structural steel engineering is his area of expertise. Coursework at the undergraduate level includes the design of steel, reinforced concrete and wood buildings, and at the graduate level involves the design of steel and wood structures. Research activities comprise; the seismic design of cold-formed steel framing systems, the seismic design of low-rise steel buildings and seismic deficient braced steel frames, as well as the design of structural steel connections.

Unit: 
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Degree(s): 

B.A.Sc. (Civil Eng, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1992)
M.A.Sc. (Civil Eng, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1995)
Ph.D. (Civil Eng, University of Sydney, Australia, 1999)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (École Polytechnique of Montreal, Canada, 1999)

Areas of expertise: 

Structural steel engineering

Courses: 

CIVE 318: Structural Engineering 2 (3 Credits)
CIVE 418: Design Project (4 Credits)
CIVE 462: Design of Steel Structures (3 Credits)
CIVE 607: Advanced Design in Steel (4 Credits)
CIVE 628: Design of Wood Structures (4 Credits)

Research areas: 
Structural Engineering
Selected publications: 

Current Masters Students

  • Robert Rizk (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) Development of higher strength cold-formed steel framed / steel sheathed shear walls
  • Veronica Santos (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) Development of higher strength cold-formed steel framed / steel sheathed shear walls
  • Vincent Brière (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) Development of higher strength cold-formed steel framed / steel sheathed shear walls
  • Paul Mottier (M.A.Sc. Thesis - École Polytechnique de Montréal) Seismic retrofit of existing 1980s low-rise concentrically braced frame buildings with rocking anchors, Co-supervision with Professor R. Tremblay (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
  • Alina Rudman (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) I-shape brace members and their bolted end connections undergoing reversed cyclic loading, Professors D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) & R. Tremblay (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
  • David Pizzuto (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) Bolted flange plate connections of I-shape cross-sections under axial tension load, Co-supervision with Professor D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Laura Edaibat (M.Eng. Project – McGill University) Seismic performance of single storey steel braced frame buildings
  • Jad Kharpoutly (M.Eng. Project – McGill University) Seismic performance of single storey steel braced frame buildings
  • Matthew Vachon (M.Eng. Project – McGill University) Evaluation of retrofit techniques for existing timber beams, Co-supervision with Dr. T. Morrison – Heritage Standing
  • Estella Miao (M.Eng. Project – McGill University) Performance of steel shear tab connections

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Mohammad Motallebi Nasrabadi (Ph.D. Thesis - McGill University) Extended steel shear tab connections subjected to combined shear and axial forces, Co-supervision with Professor D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Evelina Nikolaidou (Ph.D. Thesis - McGill University ) Influence of cold-formed steel floor diaphragms on building seismic response, Co-supervision with Professor D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Mohamed Afifi (Ph.D. Thesis – McGill University) Slotted hidden gap HSS brace connections for seismic applications, Co-supervision with Professors D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) & R. Tremblay (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
  • Chen Wang (Ph.D. Thesis – McGill University) Electro-slag welded connections and built-up columns, Co-supervision with Professor D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Mohammad Akiel (Ph.D. Thesis – McGill University) Seismic performance of existing rigid steel frame structures with masonry infill, Co-supervision with Professor D. Lignos (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Projects: 

Current Collaborators

  • Professor D. Lignos, École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne
  • Professor R. Tremblay, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Professor B. Schafer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor R. Zandonini, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
  • Professor C. Moen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Areas of interest: 

The seismic design of cold-formed steel shear wall, braced wall and diaphragm framing systems, the seismic design of low-rise steel buildings accounting for the influence of flexible roof deck diaphragms, the design of structural steel shear tab and HSS connections, the performance of existing, seismic deficient braced steel frames and the welding of thick plates and heavy sections.

Professional activities: 
  • CSA-S16 Design Standard Technical Committee - Design of Steel Structures
  • CSA-S136 Design Standard Technical Committee - Design of Cold Formed Steel Structures
  • CSA-G401 Design Standard Technical Committee - Corrugated Steel Pipe Products
  • AISI S400 Design Standard Technical Committee - North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems
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