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 Expert  716235

Expert in Wood Design, Wood Performance

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
WOOD. Expert is an expert on wood, how it grows, is processed, and used. He studies the ecology of trees including tree growth, structure, and property relationships. Expert is an authority on the philosophy and economics of tree use as well as wood aesthetics and history. He has specialized in the use of wood as an engineering material, including timber structures, and construction materials and methods.

WOOD PRODUCTS; WOOD PHYSICAL PROPERTY. Expert has expertise in the application of wood as a design material. He is proficient in the selection of wood species, physical properties, processing, and design concerns for engineers. He consults with a variety of industries on wood products and related engineering problems such as sporting goods, ladders, panel products (plywood, veneers, particleboard), energy systems, and structural design. Expert has given presentations on the use of wood in the packaging industry and athletic equipment industry. He is aware of advances in wood technology and the deterioration of wood in service conditions. He is also knowledgeable of wood cutting tools.

WOOD STRUCTURES. Expert can answer complex questions concerning assemblies of wood or wood-based components, from furniture to roof systems. His knowledge includes fasteners, adhesives, and finishing systems.

CELLULOSE. Expert is an expert in cellulose, the fundamental wood component, its strength and performance. He is familiar with cellulose products, primarily paper and fibers.




timber wood




wood physical property


wood product


wood property


wood structure


wooden structure


construction defect


wood performance

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  Schenectady, New York;  and Utica, New York.

Often requested
with this expert:

Wood Science, Wood Chemistry, Wood Coatings, Recycling
Wood Structures and Wood Mechanics
Wood Products, Preservation and Recycling; Marketing and...
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1965   PhD   Applied Mechanics   Syracuse University   pi tau sigma
1963   MS   Mechanical Engineering   Syracuse University  
1962   BS   Mechanical Engineering   Syracuse University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1967 to






Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ASME, ASCE, several subcommittees of ASTM, the Forest Products Research Society, and the Society for Wood Science and Technology.


Expert has won several teaching awards and is a member of Pi Tau Sigma Xi, American Men and Women of Science and Who's Who in Engineering and in the East.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Society of Testing and Materials Special Technical Publication  
 - Wood & Fiber  
 - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Conference on Structures Proceedings  
 - Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Engineering  
 - Utilization of Southern Hardwoods  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Wood finish expert for consulting .
  • Medicine cabinet mirror expert needed for consulting regarding medicine cabinet mirror failures.
  • Expert in moisture and design analysis of Acacia wood.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in plywood for a case involving plywood failure.
  • Expert for lumber safety packaging case.
  • Expert in wood design & performance for litigation involving acacia wood chair breaking and causing injury to person sitting in chair.
  • Expert in wood furniture failure for consulting on a chair that failed.
  • Wood species expert for consulting on wood types.
  • Wooden chair expert for consultation on defective design.
  • Expert witness lumber adhesives for consulting on alleged foul odor emanating from engineered wood joists.
  • Wood chair manufacturing expert for product liability claim.
  • Furniture design and chair expert for consulting on industry standards in the manufacture/design of wood chairs.
  • Truss engineering expert for consulting on failed truss in small building / residential.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Wood * Wood finishing materials * Structural consulting services.

He has access to printed materials and a database for assistance in vendor location.


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