• M.S., Civil Engineering – Washington State University, 2001
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Emphasis in structural design – Washington State University, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Staff Engineer – Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2014-present
  • Strand Composite Consultant – 2011-2013
  • Research Scientist/TimberStrand(R) LSL Pilot Plant Manager – Weyerhaeuser, Boise, ID 2002-2011


  • System and method for manufacturing composite wood products, Fyie, Joseph A; Brandt, Kristin L; Scott, Brian C; US Patent No. 8480831, 2013.

Selected Publications

  • Brandt, Kristin Lynne; Gao, Johnway; Wang, Jinwu; Wooley, Robert; Wolcott, Michael; Techno-Economic Analysis of Forest Residue Conversion to Sugar using Three-Stage Milling as Pretreatment. Frontiers in Energy Research 6 p. 77 (2018).
  • Geleynse, Scott; Brandt, Kristin; Garcia‐Perez, Manuel; Wolcott, Michael; Zhang, Xiao; The Alcohol‐to‐Jet Conversion Pathway for Drop‐In Biofuels: Techno‐Economic Evaluation. ChemSusChem 11:21 p. 3728-3741 (2018).
  • Wang, Jinwu; Gao, Johnway; Brandt, Kristin L; Jiang, Jinxue; Liu, Yalan; Wolcott, Michael P; Improvement of enzymatic digestibility of wood by a sequence of optimized milling procedures with final vibratory tube mills for the amorphization of cellulose. Holzforschung 72:6 p.435-441 (2018).
  • Lewis, Kristin C; Newes, Emily K; Peterson, Steven O; Pearlson, Matthew N; Lawless, Emily A; Brandt, Kristin; Camenzind, Dane; Wolcott, Michael P; English, Burton C; Latta, Gregory S; US alternative jet fuel deployment scenario analyses identifying key drivers and geospatial patterns for the first billion gallons. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2018).
  • Wang, Jinwu; Gao, Johnway; Brandt, Kristin L; Wolcott, Michael P; Energy consumption of two-stage fine grinding of Douglas-fir wood. Journal of Wood Science 64:4 p. 338-346 (2018).
  • Martinkus, Natalie; Latta, Greg; Brandt, Kristin Lynne; Wolcott, Michael P; A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Approach to Facility Siting in a Wood-Based Depot-and-Biorefinery Supply Chain Model. Frontiers in Energy Research 6 p. 124 (2018).
  • Brandt, K; Wilson, A; Bender, D; Dolan, JD; Wolcott, MP; Techno-economic analysis for manufacturing cross-laminated timber. BioResources 14:4 p. 7790-7804 (2019).