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WSU announces new joint appointment program with NREL

Julia Day, assistant professor in the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s School of Design and Construction and director of the WSU Integrated Design + Construction Laboratory, will be […]

Tenure & Promotions for Julia Day and Hang Liu

March 8, 2021 — Congratulations to Julia Day and Hang Liu on their tenure and promotions to Associate Professors!Julia has been with CMEC since 2017 and specializes in Energy efficiency, […]

Researchers develop recyclable composites

January 21, 2021 — A WSU research team has created a recyclable carbon-fiber reinforced composite that could eventually replace the non-recyclable version used in everything from modern airplane wings and […]

Full Professor Promotion for Dr. Yadama

February 21, 2020 — Congratulations to Vikram Yadama on his promotion to full Professor! Vik has been with CMEC since 2003 and specializes in the mechanics of wood and wood […]

5 Years for Dr. Li!

January 22, 2020 — Congratulations to Dr. Hui Li for 5 years of exemplary service at Washington State University!

Making energy-efficient buildings healthier

November 13, 2019 – When it’s built later this year, the Catalyst Building in Spokane’s University District will be one of the most innovative buildings in the country — a […]

Welcome to Joshah Jennings!

October 1, 2019 – We’re excited to welcome Joshah Jennings to CMEC as the new Scientific Laboratory Manager!  Joshah joins us from the WSU Center for Materials Research where he […]

CLT facility has roots at WSU

September 27, 2019 – WSU researchers have been a key partner and recently joined in the opening celebration of what will eventually be the largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility in […]

20 Years for Scott Lewis!

August 30, 2019 – CMEC’s Associate in Research Scott Lewis has completed 20 years of dedicated service at Washington State University. His work with CMEC has been performed with professionalism, […]

Summer undergraduate research poster symposium at CUE

More than 50 outstanding students from over 30 universities have spent their summers on the Washington State University Pullman campus conducting research and attending workshops in science, technology, and engineering […]

Undergraduate researchers work with faculty mentors

Nearly 50 undergraduate researchers from Washington State University and other institutions across the country gathered in the Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory building on Thursday, June 2, to meet their […]

WSU delegation returns to China in January

A WSU delegation will return to China this month to continue the momentum created by the fall 2010 trip, find new research partners, and complete the hiring of a WSU […]

NewWood, New Jobs

President Elson S. Floyd cites the reopening of a wood products plant in Grays Harbor County as an example of the effectiveness of WSU’s economic development and extension mission in […]

Students from many majors develop green plan

A multidisciplinary group of students is working on the Auburn Environmental Park District, a 130-acre parcel of land in the city of Auburn for sustainable development and green businesses.  Read […]

Interdisciplinary smartFARM brings global impact

The Organic smartFARM project harnesses interdisciplinary teamwork to design sustainable systems into the organic farm at WSU Pullman. With preliminary funding from a National Science Foundation grant, the project promotes […]

Tom Maloney: A noble career

Panels & Furniture Asia: The first of a two-part series on particleboard guru Tom Maloney and his influential career in the wood products industry. Read more…

WSU’s Institute for Sustainable Design takes off

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: Washington State University recently launched its Institute for Sustainable Design with the help of $500,000 from the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. Read more…

Weyerhaeuser, WSU to Address Sustainability Efforts

Addressing the dramatic need for sustainability in building materials and design, the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has committed $500,000 to launch Washington State University’s Institute for Sustainable Design.

Smart Bark Could Mitigate Environmental Bite

Washington Technology Center has awarded $99,778 in research and technology development funding based on a proposal from WSU’s Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory in collaboration with Plant Care Technologies Corporation.

WSU’s wheat going strong

WSU’s wheat going strong Western Farmer-Stockman: It’s a double wheat payoff for Washington-bred varieties and the residue they leave after harvest.

WSU researcher finds new market for wheat growers

By Samantha M. Graf, IMPACT Communications WSU researcher finds a new market for wheat growers The four million tons of wheat straw produced annually in the Pacific Northwest may have […]

Building Green

Our gas-guzzling, carbon-spewing automobiles draw a lot of the blame for the build-up of greenhouse gases most scientists say is making the world warmer. That’s led to a worldwide flurry […]

Dr. Pizhong Qiao named Fellow by ASCE

Dr. Pizhong Qiao named a Fellow by ASCE Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E., SECB, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental […]

First Bose Outstanding Researcher Lecture

Michael Wolcott, civil and environmental engineering professor, will discuss ‘The Evolution and Future of Renewable Composite Materials’ at the first annual Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

Better Living…Through SOLAR

For more than two years, a group of Washington State University students in architecture, construction management, interior design, and engineering designed and built a solar house, including all of its […]

Nanoscale Engineering of Bio-based Composites

Nanoscale Engineering of Bio-based Composites Numerous studies suggest that nanoscale characteristics govern the processing and end-use performance of biopolymers and bio-based composites. Unfortunately, the structural complexity of biomaterials often complicates […]
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