Technical Interests

  • Physical chemistry of polymers and composites
  • Adhesion
  • Nano-biomaterials

Education

  • Ph.D., Wood Science and Forest Products, 2002 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Engineering Diploma, Wood Science and Technology, 1996 – E.N.S.T.I.B., University of Nancy I, France

Professional Experience

  • 2010 to present, Institut für Forstbenutzung und Forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2008 – 2009, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2004 to present, Affiliate Faculty, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
  • 2003 to present, Adjunct Professor, Materials Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2002 – 2008, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1997- 2002 Graduate Research Assistant, Wood Adhesion Laboratory, Virginia Tech
  • 10/2000 – 4/2001 Visiting Scientist at the Swedish Research Institute for Pulp and Paper (STFI),
  • 1996 – 1997 Quality Assurance Engineer, Menuiseries Lapeyre

Awards

  • Young faculty recognition, 2002 & 2003, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, WSU
  • Best paper, 6th Pacific-Rim Bio-based Composite Symposium, 2002, Portland, OR
  • Fellow of the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS), Virginia Tech, 1997-2002

Publications

  • 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.
  • Wang, Y., V. Yadama, M.P. Laborie and D. Bhattacharyya. 2010. Cure kinetics of PF/PVAc hybrid adhesive for manufacturing profiled wood-strand composites. Holzforschung. 64(5):603-608.
  • Wang, J.W., M.P.G. Laborie, and M.P. Wolcott. 2011.  Correlation of mechanical and chemical cure development for phenol-formaldehyde resin bonded wood joints.  Thermochimica Acta.  513(1-2):20-25.
  • 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.
  • Chowdhury, S., V. Yadama and M.P. Laborie. 2011. Reactive maleic anhydride polyolefins (MAPOs) in oriented strand board. Part 1. Dynamic themomechanical properties of phenol formaldehyde resins blended with two MAPOs. Holzforschung,65(1):81-87.
  • 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.
  • Brown, E.E., J. Zhang, and M.P. Laborie. 2011. Never-dried bacterial cellulose/fibrin composites: preparation and basic morphological and mechanical properties. Cellulose. 18:631–641.
  • Brown, E.E., M.P. Laborie, and J. Zhang. 2012. Glutaraldehyde treatment of bacterial cellulose/fibrin composites: impact on morphology, tensile and viscoelastic properties. Cellulose. 19:127–137.