Wood Science Expert 58205 NY

Expertise Description

I have over spent over 20 years working with wood science. My areas of focus include construction materials; failure analyses; visual grading of lumber and timbers in-situ; mechanical testing; wood species identifications; finish problems associated with wood and wood-based materials; assessment of wood decay; insect attack and marine borers; evaluation of marine and foundation timbers and pilings; furniture design and failure; wooden ladders; moisture intrusion issues in structures; building envelope issues; assessment of mold; performance of wood plastic composites; and evaluation of glued laminated timbers. I have offered consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a wood science expert witness for more than 15 years.

Areas of Expertise


M.S. Wood Science and Engineering Oregon State University
B.S. Construction Management and Wood Engineering SUNY Oswego

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American Wood Council (AWC)
Forest Products Society (FPS)
American Wood Protection Association (AWPA)
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)