TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Mechanics of wood and wood composites; modeling of engineered wood composites; structure and behavior of wood joints; industrial extension/outreach in forest products

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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2002 – Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • M.S., Wood Mechanics, 1990 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • B.S., Forestry and Forest Management, 1986 – Iowa State University, Ames, IA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2013 – present, Associate Professor, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2007 – 2013, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2003 – 2007, Assistant Research Professor & Extension Specialist, Wood Materials & Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1998 – 2002, Graduate Research Assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 1990 – 1998, Senior Research Assistant; Research Scientist, Forest Products Laboratory, Mississippi State University

AWARDS

  • First Place, Wiley Research Exposition Engineering/Physics Student Research & Presentation, Washington State University, 2001-2002
  • Suksdorf Fellowship Award, Washington State University, 2000
  • Plywood Pioneers Association Scholarship, 2000 and 2001
  • G. B. MacDonald Memorial Senior Leadership Award for Advanced Studies, Iowa State Univ., 1986
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Iowa State Univ., 1986

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