In memoriam: Thomas M. Maloney

THOMAS M. MALONEY, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away on June 18, 2014 at his Pullman home.  Read more…..

maloneyTom was a distinguished professor at Washington State University and was an international authority on wood composite materials. He served as Director of the WSU Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory and authored hundreds of publications including the book “Modern Particleboard and Dry-Process Fiberboard Manufacturing.” In 1967 he launched the first Particleboard Symposium and it continues today. Tom served as consultant to the United Nations and many industrial firms and associations around the world. He served as President … » More …

WSU breaks ground for new clean tech laboratory

With representatives of the university’s Board of Regents, senior administration and College of Engineering and Architecture faculty on hand, Washington State University today broke ground for the construction of a new $52.8 million, 96,000-square-foot interdisciplinary clean technology laboratory intended to house science and engineering programs and help address a variety of global and environmental challenges. Read more…

Aviation biofuels: Tracking wood in landfills, future energy source

Karl Englund’s research would be easier if all homes were built of Legos. “If we designed for disassembly like that, you could just build your house, take it apart when you’re done with it and then sell all the parts,” said Englund, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University. Read more…