Ashraf Alam and Liv Haselbach have received a $20,000 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Fellowship

pcaAshraf Alam and Liv Haselbach have received a $20,000 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Fellowship for work entitled “Model Development for Carbon Sequestration for Pavement Infrastructures.” This is one of two fellowships that were awarded this year. Ashraf is a PhD candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department with a structural and sustainability focus. The award was presented by Jennifer Hitch, of the Northwest Regional Office of the PCA.

Ashraf will be performing testing on old pavement specimens taken from applications around the country using the TGA in the analytical lab at CMEC to determine how … » More …

April 11-13: World industry leaders focus on biofuels, composites

Washington State University’s International Wood Composites Symposium is collaborating for the first time with the Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance (NARA) to present “Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business” on April 11-13. The symposium will focus on global trends, competing demands and opportunities in the woody biomass supply chain and its impacts on business success. Read more…

Yadama receives NSF CAREER award

Dr. Vikram Yadama received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal “Development of high-performance lignocellulosic composites for building envelopes: Authentic learning about sustainable materials through research-based inductive approach.” This program provides NSF’s most prestigious awards to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar. The long-term educational goal of this CAREER project is to prepare a new generation of engineers cognizant of sustainable building materials from lignocellulosic fibers and equipped with the knowledge to design and manufacture bio-based composite products for building envelopes in a net zero energy construction. This study aims to advance the science of … » More …