Wood, Wood Conposite and Particleboard Expert

Technical Consultant #1269


  • Wood science and technology expert, including wood composite products such as plywood and particleboard.
  • Problems in wooden structures, wooden members and wood components caused by biological and non-biological agents.
  • Performance of wood preservatives and fire retardant systems.
  • Wood durability and technology to improve wood durability.
  • Creosote use in wood preservation, such as railroad ties.
  • Drying, storage, and treatment of wood products.
  • Inspections for architects, engineers, pest control operators, insurance companies, wood preserving companies, private laboratories, fabricators, construction firms, utilities.
  • Expert witness for wood technology, wood use and wood failure.


Professor, Department of Forest Products, 1985-present

Professional Associations

  • American National Standards Institute
  • American Society for Testing & Materials
  • American Wood-Preservers' Association (Water Borne Systems, Lumber and Timber, Poles, composites, Fire Retardants, Wood Preservation Research, Creosote & Creosote Solutions, Organic and Organometallic Systems, Methods of Chemical Analysis of Preservatives).
  • Cooling Tower Institute
  • Forest Products Society (formerly Forest Products Research Society)
  • Chairman, 2006 Wood Protection Conference and Regional Board Member, Conference on Wood Protection Techniques and the Use of Treated Wood in Construction.
  • Institute of Wood Science: Fellow
  • Railway Tie Association
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology

Honors & Publications

  • Fellow, Institute of Wood Science
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Forest Products
  • Award of Merit, American Wood-Preservers%u2019 Association


  • Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Major: Wood Products Engineering
  • M.S.,Louisiana State University; Major: Forest Products Technology, Minor: Experimental Statistics
  • B.S.F., Louisiana State University; Major: Forestry; Minor: Wood Science & Technology
  • Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce, Division of Plant Industry, Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate: Category XII. Wood Preservation and Products Treatment
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