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