Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Dr. Marie-Pierre G. Laborie



Adjunct Associate Professor

Institut für Forstbenutzung und Forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft
Werthmannstr. 6
79085 Freiburg
GERMANY
Phone: ++49 / 761 / 203-37 64
FAX: ++49 / 761 / 203-37 63
e-mail: marie-pierre.laborie@fobawi.uni-freiburg.de

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D, Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2002
  • Engineering Degree: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences, Technologies et Industries du Bois (E.N.S.T.I.B), University of Nancy I, 1996

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2008 to present Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, Washington State University
  • 2004 to present, Affiliate Faculty in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
  • 2003 to present, Adjunct Professor in Materials Science, Washington State University
  • 2002 to 2008, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University
  • 1997-02 Graduate Research Assistant, Wood Adhesion Laboratory, Virginia Tech
  • 10/2000-4/2001 Visiting Scientist at the Swedish Research Institute for Pulp and Paper (STFI),
  • 1996-97 Quality Assurance Engineer, Menuiseries Lapeyre

AWARDS

  • Best paper of the 6th Pacific-Rim Bio-based Composite Symposium, Portland, OR, 2002
  • Young faculty recognition of the College of Engineering and Architecture, 2002 & 2003
  • Fellow of the Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS), Virginia Tech, 1997-2002

RESEARCH

  • Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Composites
  • Adhesion
  • Bio-based Nanocomposites

TEACHING

  • Advanced Topics--Polymer and Adhesion Science 
  • Solid State NMR Characterization of Polymers
  • Fundamentals of Adhesion Science

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • E. Rude and M.-P. Laborie 2008. "13C CP/MAS NMR investigation of the interactions between maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene and wood polymers", Applied Spectroscopy 62 (5) 562-568.
  • E. Brown and M.-P. Laborie. 2007." Bioengineering of bacterial cellulose/ polyethylene oxide nanocomposites", Biomacromolecules 8 (10) 3074-3081.
  • B. Gupta, I. Reiniati and M.-P. Laborie. 2007. "Surface properties and adhesion of wood fiber reinforced thermoplastic polymers", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 302 (1-3) 388-395.
  • M.-P. Laborie, L. Salmén and C.E. Frazier. 2006. "A morphological study of the wood/phenol- formaldehyde resin interphase", J. Adhesion Science and Technology 20 (8) 729-741.
  • M.-P. Laborie and C.E. Frazier. 2006. "13C CP/MAS NMR study of a wood/phenol-formaldehyde resin bondline", Journal of Materials Science 41(18) 6001-6005.
  • J. Wang, M.-P Laborie and M.-P. Wolcott. 2005." Model-free kinetics of the cure of phenol-formaldehyde resins", Thermochimica Acta 439 (1-2) 68-73.
  • M.-P. Laborie, L. Salmén and C.E. Frazier. 2004. "Cooperativity analysis of the in situ glass transition of lignin", Holzforschung 58 (2) 129-133.
  • F. Probst, M.-P. Laborie, A. Pizzi, A. Merlin and X. Déglise. 1997. "Molecular mechanics. Experimental methods applied to varnish /primer/wood interactions", Holzforschung 51 (5) 459-466.

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