Jesus Menendez is a PhD student and P/T research assistant. He completed a MEng in Forestry Civil Engineering at University of Lleida in 2006. Before moving to Napier in 2008 to study for an MSc in Timber Engineering, he worked three years as a temporary works engineer for an international company in Barcelona. Recently, Jesus contributed to research on structural reinforced timber as a new modern method of construction in New Zealand. After this overseas experience, he was appointed as KTP associate at RTC Timber Systems. At the moment, his effort and PhD thesis focus on the structural design and thermal performance optimisation of closed timber frame panels. Furthermore, Jesus is an experienced Certified European Passivhaus Designer and he is actively involved with organisations like STEM, ICE, IStructE, iPHA or SEDA.
Menendez, J.M., Leitch, KL, Hairstans, R. (2014). Structural behavior of timber frame closed panels for specification in the United Kingdom. In: (Ed.) Experimental Research with Timber, , () ( ed.). (pp. 155). Prague: . University of Bath.
Menendez, J.M. (2013). An innovative design tool for optimisation of timber structures. In: (Ed.) Young Researchers' Conference, , () (15 ed.). (pp. 81). London: . IStructE.
Menendez, J.M., Hairstans, R., Leitch, KL, Turnbull, D. (2012). A Structural Engineering Platform for Timber Modern Methods of Construction. In: (Ed.) Innovation on Architecture, Engineering & Construction, 7th, () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .See all publications