Jinxue Jiang, PhD.
Assessing Mechanical Deconstruction of Softwood Cell Wall for Cellulosic Biofuels Production. December 2016.
Natalie B. Martinkus, PhD.
A Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool for Biorefinery Siting. December 2016.
Tanner L. Reijm, M.S.
An Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Cross-laminated Timber with Through Pipe and Through Rod Hold Down Connections. December 2016.
Wangcheng Liu, M.S.
Grafting Modification of Polylactic Acid and its Application for Compatibilization of Polymer Blends. August 2016.
Yalan Liu, PhD.
Size Reduction and Sulfite Pretreatment of Softwood for Efficient Hydrolysis and High-value Products Yield. August 2016.
Jonathon J. Waldrip, M.S.
Occupant Induced Lateral Amplifications on Exterior Decks Connection Stiffness and Damping Effects. August 2016.
Hui Xu, M.S.
Preparation and Characterizations of a Novel Lignin Based Hydrogel. August 2016.
Hanwen Zhang, PhD.
Consolidation Mechanisms Study of Biochar and Douglas Fir Slash During Pelletization. August 2016.
Rui Zhu, PhD.
Groundwork for Integration of Hot Water Extraction as a Potential Pre-process in a Biorefinery for Downstream Conversion and Nano-fibrillation. August 2016.
Vincent P. McIntyre, M.S.
Assessment of Copper and Zinc Adsorption to Lignocellulosic Filtration Media Using Laboratory and Field Scale Column Tests for the Purpose of Urban Stormwater Remediation. December 2015.
James M. LaFave, M.S.
Investigation of Occupant Induced Dynamic Lateral Loading on Exterior Decks. August 2015.
Evan Olszko, M.S.
Identification of Test Methods for Determining Wood Guardrail Post Integrity. August 2015.
Joseph P. Smith, M.S.
Assessing Copper and Zinc Adsorption to Thermally Treated Lignocellulosic Biomass. August 2015.
David Aguilera, M.S.
Development of Strength and Stiffness Design Values For Steel-Clad Wood-Framed Diaphragms. August 2014.
Manuel Raul Pelaez Samaniego, PhD.
Thermochemical Pretreatment of Underutilized Woody Biomass for Manufacturing Wood Composites. August 2014.
Wenrui Yang, M.S.
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) of Wood-Strand Reinforced Composite Panels. August 2014.
Fang Chen, PhD.
Leakage Control and Characterization of Form Stable Phase Change Materials: polymer(matrix)/polymer(PCM) binary blends and natural fiber/polymer(matrix)/polymer(PCM) ternary composites. December 2013.
William P. Lekobou, PhD.
Study of Atmospheric Pressure Weakly Ionized Plasma as Surface Compatibilization Technique for Improved Plastic Composites Loaded with Cellulose Based Fillers. December 2013.
Amir Sahaf, PhD.
Investigating the Use of Phenolic Rich Fraction of Pyrolysis Bio-oils as an Adhesive System. December 2013.
Yu Fu, PhD.
Processing and Properties of Novel Graphene-based PLA Bionanocomposites. August 2013.
Gerald A. Schneider, M.S.
Construction and Demolition Recycled Wood Waste Assessment in the Northwest United States. August 2013.
Hengxuan Chi, M.S.
Interfacial Properties of Chemical Bonded Phosphate Ceramics and Sugar Maple. December 2012.
Derek Ohlgren, M.S.
Mechanical Connection Properties and Techniques for Lightweight Wood-Strand Sandwich Panels. December 2012.
Xiaojie Guo, M.S.
Investigation of Polyclactic Acids/-Polyoxymethylene Blends: Crystallization Behavior and Heat Resistance.August 2012.
Shan Li, M.S.
Investigation of Effect of Plasticizer and Compatibilizers on Soy Protein Ternary Blends. August 2012.
Drew Mill, M.S.
Simplified Lateral Design of Post-Frame Buildings-Comparison of Design Methodologies and Underlying Assumptions. August 2012.
Yi Wang, PhD.
Profile Forming of Wood-Strand Composites: Processes; Forming Characteristics, and Product Properties. August 2012. Yi is working at Plummer Forest Products in Post Falls, ID.
Peng Zhan, M.S.
Investigation of Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/Sugar Beet Pulp Bioplastics: Processing, Morphology, Properties and Foaming Application. August 2012.
Bailey Brown, M.S.
Modified Structural Insulated Panels Using Three-Dimensional Hollow-Core Wood-Strand Composite Sandwich Panel Structural Skins. May 2012. Bailey is an engineer for RDH Group in Seattle, WA.
Christina M. Kapoi, M.S.
Experimental Performance of Concrete Masonry Shear Walls Under In-Plane Loading. May 2012. Christina is working in the structural engineering group at CH2M Hill in Bellevue, WA.
Brian Parsons, M.S.
Understanding the Lateral Strength, Load Path, and Occupant Loads of Exterior Decks. May 2012. Brian is a Civilian Naval Architect for the Department of Navy at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & IMF, Bremerton, WA.
Camille Pirou, M.S.
Influence of Different Building Practices on the Performance of a Passive Solar Design Greenhouse. December 2011.
Jacob D. Sherman, M.S.
Effects of Key Parameters on the Performance of Concrete Masonry Shear Walls Under In-Plane Loading. December 2011.
Elena Ten, PhD.
Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerate) – Cellulose Nanowhiskers Composites by Solution Casting. December 2011. Elena works at the University of Florida as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the recovery of lignin from biofuel production for lignin nanotubes preparation for drug delivery application.
Meng-Hsin Tsai, PhD.
Investigation of a Sustainable Alternative Wood Bio Plastic Composite. December 2011. Derek is working as a Material Development Engineer/Scientist for Polymera in Hebron, OH.
Nathan B. White, M.S.
Strategies for Improving Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Wood-Strand Composites. December 2011.
Wei Fan, PhD.
Health Monitoring and Damage Identification of Composite Structures. August 2011.
Brent D. Olson, PhD.
Residential Building Material Reuse in Sustainable Construction. August 2011. Brent is the Technical Manager for Jeld-Wen, Inc. in Klamath Falls, OR.
Christophe Parroco, M.S.
Influence of Design and Climate Change on the Annual Energy Consumption of a Passive Solar House. August 2011.
Bo Liu, Ph.D.
Investigation of In-situ Poly(lactic acid)/Soy Protein Concentrate Composites: Composite Preparation, Properties and Foam Application Development. May 2011.
Wenjia Song, M.S.
The Role of Zinc Ionomer in the Impact Performance of Polylactide (PLA) Ternary Blends: Effect of Acid Content and Degree of Neutralization. May 2011.
Rui Zhu, M.S.
Preparation of Maleic Anhydride Grafted Poly (Lactic Acid) (PLA) and Its Compatibilization Effects on PLA/Soy Protein Composites. May 2011.
Elvie E. Brown, Ph.D.
Bacterial Cellulose/fibrin Composites: Production and Mechanical Properties of Potential Artificial Blood Vessel Material. December 2010. Elvie is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at WSU Tri-Cities.
Kyle Holman, M.S.
Adaptable Shear Wall Layout in Low-rise and Light Framed Structures. December 2010.
Timothy P. Olson, M.S.
Design for Deconstruction and Modularity in a Sustainable Built Environment. December 2010. Tim is an engineer with Sarens in Missoula, MT.
Yang Cao, M.S.
Characterization of PF/PVAc-Wood Interaction and its Effect on Wood-Strand Composites Performance. August 2010.
Gregory D. Estep, M.S.
The Influence of Extrusion Processing and Formulation on Form-Stable Phase Change Materials. August 2010.
Andrew Kracht, M.S.
Implementation of Moment Frame Connections Scaled to Residential Construction: Rivet Connected I-Joist Moment Frames. August 2010.
Daniel Tappel, M.S.
Diamond Pier Foundation Analysis. August 2010.
Wenbo Xin, M.S.
Development of Fluorothermoplastic Elastomer Nanocomposites by Dynamic Vulcanization. August 2010.
Feng (Amy) Chen, Ph.D.
Investigation of Soy Protein (SP) Blends Prepared by Simultaneous SP Plasticization and Mixing. May 2010.
Alicia J. Miller, M.S.,
A Comparison of Residential Green Building Programs. May 2010.
Warren Cent, M.S.
Thermal Dynamics of Radiant Floor Heating with Wooden Flooring Systems. December 2009.
Ines de Sainte Marie d’Agneaux, M.S.
Development of Sustainability Guidelines for Infrastructure and Their Application to Passenger Ferry Terminals. December 2009. Ines is working as an environmental engineer for ARCADIS in Walnut Creek, CA.
Christophe de Vial, M.S.
Performance of Reinforcement Lap Splices in Concrete Masonry. December 2009.
Christopher R. Voth, M.S.
Lightweight Sandwich Panels Using Small-Diameter Timber Wood-Strands and Recycled Newsprint Cores. December 2009.
Curtis Earl, M.S.
Deflection of Light Frame Wood Diaphragms. August 2009.
Richard H. Utzman, M.S.
Alternate Foundation Sill Plate and Hold-Down Elements for Light-Frame Shear Walls. August 2009.
Tony R. Cameron, M.S.
Alaskan Timber Resources for Wood Plastic Composites. August 2009.
Lee-Wen Chen, M.S.
Extrudable Melamine Resin for Wood Plastic Composites. August 2009.
Isabela Reiniati, M.S.
Chemical, Physical, and Viscoelastic Properties of Hotpressed Hybrid Poplar. August 2009.
Derek Brosious, M.S.
Nonlinear Material Behavior and Fatigue-Accumulated Damage of Wood Plastic Composites. December 2008.
Steven G. Michael, M.S.
Thermoplastic Encapsulation of Wood Strand Composite Using a Tie-Layer. December 2008.
Viviane Villechevrolle, M.S.
Polymer Blends for Multi-Extruded Wood-Thermoplastic Composites. December 2008.
Mark C. Hatch, M.S.
Processing, Mechanical, and Environmental Performance of Engineering Polymer Wood-Plastic Composites. August 2008. Mark is a project engineer at Beaudette Consulting Engineers, Kalispell, MT.
Jason O’Dell, M.S.
Wood Plastic Composite Sill Plate for Continuous Anchorage of Shear Walls in Light-Frame Wood Structures. August 2008. Jason is a structural engineer with Sitts & Hill Engineers in Tacoma, WA.
Nels R. Peterson, M.S.
Wood-Thermoplastic Composites Manufactured Using Beetle-Killed Spruce from Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. August 2008. Nels is a design engineer with PCS in Tacoma, WA.
Zachary S. Rininger, M.S.
Utilization of Small Diameter Timbers in Pultruded Long Strand Composites. August 2008.
Loren A. Ross, M.S.
Performance of Wood Plastic Composite Foundation Elements in Post-Frame and Light-Frame Shear Walls. August 2008.
Kenneth J. Dupuis, M.S.
Nondestructive Testing of Concrete Box Girder Bridges Using Thermal Imaging. May 2008.
William Gacitua Escobar, Ph.D.
Influence of Wood Species on Properties of Wood/HDPE Composites. May 2008. William is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Del Bio-Bio, Chile.
Scott P. Anderson, M.S.
Wood Fiber Reinforced Bacterial Biocomposites: Effects of Interfacial Modifiers and Processing on Mechanical and Physical Properties. December, 2007. Scott is working as a materials research engineer for Michelin Tire Company.
Elvie E. Brown, M.S.
Bacterial Cellulose/Thermoplastic Polymer Nanocomposites. May, 2007. Elvie is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at WSU Tri-Cities.
Drew A. Graham, M.S.
Performance of Log Shear Walls and Lag Screw Connections Subjected to Monotonic and Reverse-Cyclic Loading. May, 2007.
Christopher E. Langum, M.S.
Characterization of Pacific Northwest Softwoods for Wood Composites Production. May, 2007.
Erica F. Rude, M.S.
Evaluation of Coupling Mechanisms in Wood Plastic Composites. May, 2007. Erica is a Materials Engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake, CA.
Luyang Shan, Ph.D.
Explicit Buckling Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Composite Structures. May, 2007. She is a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, China.
Jinwu Wang, Ph.D.
Cure Kinetics of Wood Phenol-Formaldehyde System. May, 2007. Jinwu is an assistant research professor at Washington State University.
Shilo W. Weight, M.S.
A Novel Wood-Strand Composite Laminate Using Small-Diameter Timber. May 2007. Shilo is a design engineer at Anderson-Peyton Structural Engineers.
Caleb J. Knudson, M.S.
Investigation into the Effects of Variable Row Spacing in Bolted Timber Connections Subjected to Reverse Cyclic Loading. December, 2006.
Jun Qian, M.S.
Investigation of Crystallization of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerates) and their Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Composites. December, 2006.
Sudip Chowdhury, M.S.
A Mechanism to Improve Durability of Oriented Strand Composite. August, 2006. Sudip is working on a Ph.D. at Virginia Tech.
Barun Shankar Gupta, M.S.
Development of a Coating Technology for Wood Plastic Composites. August, 2006.
Melchor C. Maranan, M.S.
Rapid Assessment of Chemical Composition, Calorific Value and Specific Gravity of Hybrid Poplar Wood Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy. August, 2006.
Andrew J. Schildmeyer, M.S.
Temperature and Time Dependent Behaviors of a Wood-Polypropylene Composite. August, 2006. Andrew is a design engineer for Putnam Collins Scott Associates.
Erik R. Coats, Ph.D.
Sustainable Production of Biodegradable Thermoplastics Through Wastewater Treatment, and a New Theory on Biological Phosphorus Removal. December 2005. Erik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho.
Sara C. Schwab, M.S.
Tensile Strength of Oriented Strand Board as Affected by Specimen Width. December, 2005. Sara is a design engineer for Putnam Collins Scott Associates.
Yuefei Wu, M.S.
Dynamic Analysis of Ferry Vessels on Wingwall Structures with Wood Plastic Composite Rubbing Blocks. December, 2005.
Matthew W. Chastagner, M.S.
Slit Die Rheology of HDPE and ABS Based Wood Plastic Composites. August, 2005. Matt is working on a Ph.D. at University of Michigan.
Kristin A. Duchateau, M.S.
Structural Design and Performance of Composite Wall-Foundation Connector Elements. August, 2005. Kristin is working as a structural engineer for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.
Ryan G. Kobbe, M.S.
Creep Behavior of a Wood-Polypropylene Composite. August, 2005. Ryan is an assistant lecturer in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.
Andrew E. Slaughter, M.S.
Design and Fatigue of a Structural Wood-Plastic Composite. August, 2004. Andrew is working on a Ph.D. at Montana State University.
Sameer Bafna, M.S.
A Novel Technique for the Analysis of Shear Walls within Manufactured Homes Using the Finite Element Method. May, 2004.
Michael A. Dodson, M.S.
The Effects of Row Spacing and Bolt Spacing in 6-Bolt and 4-Bolt Wood-to-Steel Connections. December, 2003.
Ying Du, Ph.D.
The Development and Use of a Novel Finite Element for the Evaluation of Embedded Fluid Dampers Within Light-Frame Timber Structures with Seismic Loading. December, 2003.
David P. Harper, Ph.D.
A Thermodynamic, Spectroscopic, and Mechanical Characterization of the Wood-Polypropylene Interphase. December, 2003. David is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.
Phil R. Johnson, M.S.
NDE of Clear Wood Subjected to Environmental and Mechanical Loadings Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy. December, 2003.
Erik Pearson, M.S.
Infrared Inspection Techniques for Prestressed Concrete Box Girders. December, 2003.
Ian Eikanas, M.S.
Flexural Reinforcement Limits for Masonry Shear Walls Subjected to Cyclic Loading. August, 2003.
Kirk D. Kludt, M.S.
Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy Technology for Predicting Bending Properties of Clear Wood Specimens. August, 2003. Kirk is currently working as a Structural Engineer at MWH Americas, Inc.
Zachary S. Davidson, M.S.
Reliability Indices for Nailed Wood-to-Wood Connections Loaded Monotonically and Cyclically. May, 2003.
Geoffrey M. Gore, M.S.
Ultrasonic Detection of Nail Deformation in Timber Connections. May, 2003.
Matthew M. Zawlocki, M.S.
Characterization of Wood-Plastic Composites by Dissipated Energy. May, 2003. Matt is currently working as an Engineer in the Bridge and Structures Unit at King County Department of Transportation.
Heming Zhang Alwin, M.S.
Development of a Method to Analyze Structural Insulated Panels Under Transverse Loading. December, 2002.
Vikram Yadama, Ph.D.
Characterization and Modeling of Oriented Strand Composites. December, 2002. Vikram is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Washington State University.
Alejandro M. Bozo, Ph.D.
Spatial Variation of Wood Composites. August, 2002. Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile.
Peter J. Cates, M.S.
Dowel Bearing Strength and Bolted Connection Behavior of Oriented Strand Lumber. May, 2002. Peter is working as a structural engineer for Harris & Sloan Consulting Group in Davis, CA.
Guibin Lu, M.S.
HDPE Wood-Plastic Composite Material Model Subject to Damage. May, 2002.
Melissa A. Verwest, M.S.
Effect of Manufacturing Temperature of Laminated Veneer Lumber on Duration of Load Behavior.May, 2002.
Karl R. Englund, Ph.D.
Consolidation and Friction Mechanisms of Wood Composites and Their Influence on Pultrusion Processing. December, 2001. Karl is an Assistant Research Professor and Extension Specialist at Washington State University.
Kristin L. Meyers, M.S.
Impact of Strand Geometry and Orientation on Mechanical Properties of Strand Composites.December, 2001. Kristin is working at iLevel by Weyerhaeuser in Boise, ID.
Christopher W. Brandt, M.S.
Load-Duration Behavior of Extruded Wood-Plastic Composites.August, 2001. Chris is a Market Support Engineer for iLevel by Weyerhaeuser in Boise, ID.
William R. Parsons, M.S.
Energy-Based Modeling of Dowel-Type Connections in Wood-Plastic Composite Hollow Sections.August, 2001. Bill is working for iLevel by Weyerhaeuser in Boise, ID.
Douglas J. Pooler, M.S.
The Temperature Dependent Non-Linear Response of a Wood-Plastic Composite. August, 2001. Doug is working at WSU in the School of Materials and Mechanical Engineering on Cadmium Zinc Telluride.
Brian J. Tucker, Ph.D.
Ultrasonic Plate Waves in Wood-based Composite Panels. August, 2001. Brian is working as a Research Scientist at Battelle in the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the Tri-Cities, WA.
Nicholas J. Bilunas, M.S.
Diaphragm Behavior of Structural Insulated Panels. December, 2000. Nick is with Floyd E. Burroughs and Associates in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Joe Galloway, M.S., Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Connections. December, 2000. Joe is in India working as an engineer for the Peace Corps.
Jeffrey D. Linville, M.S.
The Influence of a Horizontal Density Distribution on Moisture-Related Mechanical Degradation of Oriented Strand Composites. December, 2000. Jeff is a Senior Engineer, Industry and Code Activities, at Weyerhaeuser in Boise, ID.
David Nelson, M.S.
Creep and Duration-of-Load Behavior of Timber Under Combined Load. December, 2000. David works for KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle, WA.
Thanadon Sattabongkot, M.S.
Dimension Effects on Dowel Bearing Strength for Wood and Wood-Based Composites.December, 2000.
Kevin J. Haiar, M.S.
Performance and Design of Prototype Wood-Plastic Composite Sections. May, 2000.
Wei Yang, M.S.
Probabilistic Finite Element Methods for the Evaluation of Wood Composites. May, 2000.
David A. Balma, M.S.
Evaluation of Bolted Connections in Wood Plastic Composites. December, 1999.
Robert Emerson, Ph.D.
Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Bridges. December, 1999. Robert is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
Scott Lockyear, M.S.
Characterization of Wood-Plastic Composites as Structural Net Sections. December, 1999. Scott recently joined the staff of the American Wood Council in Washington, D.C. as a Structural Engineer.
Juleen J. Esvelt, M.S.
Behavior of Structural Insulated Panels under Transverse Loading. August, 1999.
Tamara Godina, M.S.
Analytical Creep Model of Wood Beam-Columns. August, 1999.
Jeffery J. Peters, M.S.
Selected Engineering Properties of Hybrid Poplar Clear Wood and Composite Panels. August, 1999. Jeff is the Technical Director for Sentinel Structures in Peshtigo, WI.
Glenn Madden, M.S.
Adaptive Sliding Base Isolation Systems for Seismic Protection of Buildings. August, 1999.
Sudarshan Rangaraj, M.S.
Durability Assessment and Modeling of Wood-Thermoplastic Composites. August, 1999.
Kristine L. (Fromhold) Williams, M.S.
Creep-Induced Secondary Moments in Timber-Beam Columns. August, 1999. Kristine works for KPFF Consulting in Los Angeles, CA.
Steven A. Davidow, M.S.
Reliability-based Performance Criteria of Wood-Plastic Composite Fender Systems for Waterfront Facilities. May, 1999. Steven works for DCI Engineers in Spokane, WA.
Scott Peterson, M.S.
Application of Dynamic System Identification to Timber Beams. May, 1999.
Paul Rogness, M.S.
Composite Material Retrofitting of Split Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns. May, 1999. Paul works for DCI Engineers in Bellevue, WA.
Stephen J. Carstens, M.S.
Bolt Bearing Behavior of Engineered Wood Composites From Yellow Poplar Lumber. December, 1998.
Lee W. French, M.S.
Five-Point Test for Determination of Racking Shear in Structural Panels. December, 1998. Lee works for DCI Engineers in Spokane, WW.
Monique E. Paynter, M.S.
Wood-Based Composite Members for Waterfront Fendering Systems. December, 1998.
Judsen M. Williams, M.S.
Strength and Reliability of Used Timbers. December, 1998. Judsen works for KPFF Consulting in Los Angeles, Ca.
David P. Harper, M.S.
The Evaluation of 4-4′ Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate Cure in a Saturated Steam Environment. May, 1998. David is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.
Wenhua Hua, M.S.
Creep Mechanisms in Oriented Strand Board (OSB). May, 1997. Wenhua is a Wood Scientist at Trus Joist MacMillan in Boise, ID.
Brian J. Tucker, M.S.
Partial Composite Action and Lateral Distribution Effects on Wood-Joist Floor Systems with Various Construction Techniques. May, 1996.