Welcome To The

Composite Materials & Engineering Center

Scientists at the Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC) develop bioproducts and advanced biocomposites from a range of recycled and virgin resources for built environment applications. They also design structural & energy-efficient 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.

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.

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.

Polymeric Materials

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

Upcoming Events

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building 2nd Floor, Town Square

9 am – 2 pm

About the Event

Join Simpson Strong-Tie engineers and field specialists for a day of Building Connections where you will learn how structural connectors and pre-engineered building components help structures perform safely to resist natural hazards such as high winds and earthquakes. You will also acquire useful tips and insightful perspectives that will help you build your career path. Hear stories from building industry professionals about their career journeys in structural engineering, architecture, and construction management.


Please contact Sarah Dossey at sdossey@wsu.edu, 509-335-2262 if you have any questions.

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

Shipping & mailing

CMEC Overnight Mail and Physical address
Washington State University

Composite Materials and Engineering Center
2001 East Grimes Way, PACCAR 123
Pullman, Washington 99164-5815

CMEC Shipping address
Washington State University
Composite Materials and Engineering Center
410 SE Dairy Road, PACCAR 123, MS5815
Pullman, Washington 99164-5815