Curriculum vitae

Technical Interests

  • Wood and natural fiber composites; polymer processing with natural fiber reinforcement; natural fiber composite properties


  • Applied industrial research and development
  • Natural fiber
  • Polymers


  • Ph.D.  –  Civil Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2001
  • M.S. –  Wood Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1991
  • B.S. –  Forestry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1988

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Professional Experience

  • Chief Technology Officer, Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc. Bothell, WA, 2017-present
  • Associate Research Professor, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2014-present
  • 2007 to 2014, Assistant Research Professor & Extension Specialist, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2007-2014
  • Associate in Research, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2003-2007
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2001-2003
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1996-2001
  • Research Technician, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1994-1995
  • Plant Technical Director/Quality Control Supervisor, Trus Joist MacMillan-Parallam Plant, Colbert, GA, 1992-1994


  • Rodin H G, Nassiri A, Englund KR, Li H, and OM Fokran. 2018. Recycled Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Incorporated in Mortar for Improved Mechanical Performance Construction & Building Materials. Construction & Building Materials 187:738-751
  • Dumroese KR, Pinto JR, Heiskanen J, Tervahauta A, McBurney KG, Page-Dumroese DS, Englund KR. 2018. Biochar can be a suitable replacement for Sphagnum peat in nursery production of Pinus seedlings. Forests 9(232):1-21.
  • Seyed HM, Li H, Englund KR, and A Tavousi. 2018. Recycled wind turbine blades as a feedstock for second generation composites. Waste Management. 76:708-714.
  • Rodin H, Rangelov M, Nassiri S, and KR Englund. 2018. Enhancing mechanical properties of pervious concrete using carbon fiber composite reinforcement. J of Materials in Civil Engineering. 30(3):
  • Islam R. Pedrow PD, and KR Englund. 2017. Phenomenology of Corona Discharge in Helium Admixtures inside a Point-to-Point Electrode Geometry. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 45(10): 1-9.
  • Islam R. Pedrow PD, Xie S, and KR Englund. 2017. Point-to-Point Corona Discharge in Admixtures of Argon, Oxygen, and Acetylene. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Sci. 43(10): 3695-3701.
  • Bodur MS, Englund KR, and M Bakkal. 2017. Water absorption behavior and kinetics of glass fiber / waste cotton fabric hybrid composites. J of Applied Polymer Sci. DOI: 10.1002/app.45506.
  • Islam R. Pedrow PD, Xie S, and KR Englund. 2017. Surface modifications of wood fibers using atmospheric pressure corona-based weakly ionized plasma. J of Thermoplastic Composites. DOI: 10.1177/0892705717729019.
  • Islam R. Xie S, KR Englund and PD Pedrow. 2017. Plasma Polymerized Acetylene Deposition Using a Return Corona Enhanced Plasma Reactor. Plasma Science and Technology 19(8):7pgs.
  • Rangelov, M., S. Nassiri, , L. Haselbach, and K. Englund. 2016. Using carbon fiber composites for reinforcing pervious concrete. Construction and Building Materials. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.06.035. 126(15):875–885.
  • Pelaez-Samaniego, M.R., V. Yadama, M. Garcia-Perez, E. Lowell, R. Zhu, and K. Englund. 2016. Interrelationship between lignin-rich dichloromethane extracts of hot water-treated wood fibers and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in wood plastic composite (WPC) production. Holzforschung. DOI: 10.1515/hf-2014-0309. 70(1):31–38.
  • Lekobou, W.L., K.R. Englund, M.P. Laborie and P.D. Pedrow. 2014. Influence of atmospheric pressure plasma treatments on the surface properties of ligno-cellulosic substrates. Holzforschung, DOI:10.1515/hf-2014-0211.
  • Ogah, A.O., J.N. Afiukwa and K.R. Englund. 2014. Characterization and comparison of thermal stability of agro wastes fibers in bio-composites application. J. of Chemical Eng, and Chemistry Research 1(2):84-93.
  • Englund, K.R. and L.W. Chen. 2014. The rheology and extrusion processing performance of wood/melamine composites. J. of Applied Polymer Science 131, DOI: 10.1002/app.39858.
  • Chi, H. and K.R. Englund. 2013. Interfacial properties of magnesium phosphate ceramics and sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Holzforschung (DOI 10.1515/hf-2013-0113).
  • Dumerose, R.K., J. Heiskanen, K.R. Englund, and A. Tervahauta. 2011. Pelleted biochar: chemical and physical properties show potential use as a substrate in container nurseries. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:2018-2027.
  • Alam, M.A., V. Yadama, W.F. Cofer, K.R. Englund. 2013. Analysis and evaluation of a fruit bin for apples. Journal of Food Science and Technology (Published Online; DOI 10.1007/s13197-012-0889-3)
  • Pelaez-Samaniego, R., V. Yadama, M. Garcia-Perez, E. Lowell, R. Zhu, and K.R. Englund. 2015. Interrelationship between lignin-rich hot water extracts of wood fiber and thermoplastic resin. Holzforschung (DOI: 10.1515/hf-2014-0309).
  • Sahaf, A., K.R. Englund, and M.P. Laborie. 2011. Tack and shear strength of hybrid adhesive systems made of phenol formaldehyde, dextrin and fish glue, and acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive.  Holzforschung 66(1):73-78.
  • Sahaf, A., M.P. Laborie, K.R. Englund, M. Garcia-Perez, and A.G. McDonald.  2013.  Rheological properties and tunable thermoplasticity of phenolic rich fraction of pyrolysis bio-oil.  Biomacromolecules 14(4):1132-1139.
  • Migneault, S., A. Koubaa, F. Erchiqui, A. Chaala, K. Englund, C. Krause, and M. Wolcott. 2008.  Effect of Fiber Length on Processing and Properties of Extruded Wood-Fiber/ HDPE Composites.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 110(2):1085-1092.
  • Kazemi-Najafi, S. and K.R. Englund. 2013.  Effect of highly degraded high density polyethylene (HDPE) on processing and mechanical properties of wood flour-HDPE composites. J Applied Poly. Sci. 129(6):3404-3410.
  • Englund, K.R. and V. Villechevrolle.  2010.  Flexure and water sorption properties of wood thermoplastic composites (WPCs) made with polymer blends.  J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 120(2):1034-1039.
  • Migneault, S., A. Koubaa, F. Erchiqui, A. Chaala, K.R. Englund, C. Krause, and M.P.Wolcott.  2011.  Application of micromechanical models to tensile properties of wood–plastic composites.  Wood Sci. and Tech. DOI 10.1007/s00226-010-0351-5, 45(3):521-532.
  • Kaboorani, A. and K.R Englund. 2011.  Water sorption and mechanical performance of preheated wood/thermoplastic composites.  Journal of Composite Materials. 45(13):1423-1433.
  • Gindl-Altmutter, W., J. Keckes, J. Plackner, F. Liebner, K.R. Englund, and M.P. Laborie. 2012. All-cellulose composites prepared from flax and lyocell fibres compared to epoxy-matrix composites.  Composites Sci and Tech. 72(11):1304-1309.
  • Englund, K.R. 2008. Hybrid Poplar as a Feedstock for Wood Plastic Composites. Forest Products Journal. 58(5):61-65.
  • Chang, F.C., F. Lam and K.R. Englund.  2010.  Feasibility of using mountain pine beetle attacked wood to produce wood-plastic composites.  Wood and Fiber Science. 42(3):388-397.