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Scientists at the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC) develop new building materials and fuels from a range of recycled and virgin resources. They also design structural systems that utilize the new materials effectively. Rigorous structural testing ensures that innovations are efficient, economically viable, and safe.

Wood &
Natural Fibers

In the Center’s Wood Materials Engineering Lab, research projects are as varied as designing wood plastic composites for use in construction and converting forest residuals into alternative jet fuel. Projects span fundamental and applied areas of wood materials and engineering.

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Structural
Engineering

Is your deck designed to handle a crowd? Can your home withstand an earthquake? CMEC structural engineering researchers answer questions like these every day to create safer and more efficient structural materials and systems.

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Cementitious &
Bituminous Materials

Scientists seek ways to improve cementitious and bituminous materials, such as cement, concrete, asphalt, and pavement. Improvements affect building construction, highways, and more.

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Polymeric
Materials

This research group seeks ways to transform renewable resources into new bio-based polymers, chemicals, and composites.

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Contact & Personnel

CMEC Mailing address:
Washington State University
Composite Materials and Engineering Center
P.O. Box 645815
Pullman, Washington 99164-5815
Phone: 509-335-2262
E-mail address: cmec@wsu.edu

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Shipping & mailing

CMEC Overnight Mail and Physical address
Composite Materials and Engineering Center
PACCAR Rm 112, 2001 East Grimes Way
Pullman, Washington 99164
CMEC Shipping address
Washington State University
Composite Materials and Engineering Center
100 Dairy Road
Pullman, Washington 99164-5815