Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Dr. Michael Wolcott



Regents Professor
Director, Institute for Sustainable Design, ISD

Phone: 509) 335-6392
FAX: (509) 335-7632
e-mail: wolcott@wsu.edu

Expanded Resume

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering Science, 1989 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • M.S., Forestry, 1985 - University of Maine at Orono
  • B.S., Wood Science, 1982 - University of Maine at Orono

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2012 - present
  • Director, Institute for Sustainable Design, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2008 - present
  • Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2004-2012
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, 1996-2004
  • Assistant Professor of Wood Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1989-96
  • Graduate Project, Research, and Teaching Assistant, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA, 1985-89

AWARDS

  • Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science, 2012, meritorious recognition of wood scientists in evidence of high scientific standards
  • Leon Luck Most Effective Professor, 2009, Civil and Env. Engineering, Washington State University
  • Career Achievement Award, 2009, College of Natural Resources (Alumnus), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty, 2007, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award, 2005, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • Outstanding Research Faculty, 2004, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • Outstanding Research Faculty, 2004/2005, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • Distinguished Alumni, 2002, College of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

RESEARCH

  • Biomass preparation
  • Biofuels industry logistics
  • Composite material development
  • Extrusion processing
  • Viscoelasticity and rheology
  • Adhesion
  • Anisotropic elasticity

TEACHING

  • Interdisciplinary Design and Sustainability
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Composite Materials 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Chen, F.** and M.P. Wolcott. 2014. Miscibility studies of paraffin/polyethylene blends as formstable phase change materials. European Polymer Journal. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2013.09.027. 52:4452.
  • Ou, R., Y. Xie, M.P. Wolcott, F. Yuan and Q. Wang. 2014. Effect of wood cell wall composition on the rheological properties of wood particle/high density polyethylene composites. Composites Science and Technology. 93:6875.
  • Ten, E.**, L. Jiang, and M.P. Wolcott. 2013. Preparation and properties of aligned poly(3hydroxybutyrateco3hydroxyvalerate)/ cellulose nanowhiskers composites. Carbohydrate Polymers. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.09.033. 92(1):206213.
  • Ten, E., D.F. Bahr, B. Lin, L. Jiang, and M.P Wolcott. 2012. Effects of cellulose nanowhiskers on mechanical, dielectric, and rheological properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 51(7):2941-2951.
  • Migneault, S., A. Koubaa, F. Erchiqui, A. Chaalla, K.R. Englund, and M.P. Wolcott. 2011. Application of micromechanical models to tensile properties of wood–plastic composites. Wood Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s00226-010-0351-5. 45(3):521-532.
  • Wang, J.W., M.P.G. Laborie, and M.P. Wolcott. 2011. Correlation of mechanical and chemical cure development for phenol-formaldehyde resin bonded wood joints. Thermochimica Acta. 513(1-2):20-25.
  • Wolcott, M., S. Brown, M. King, D. Ascher-Barnstone, T. Beyreuther and K. Olsen. 2011. A model for faculty, student, and practitioner development in sustainability engineering through an integrated design experience. ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000058. 137(2):94-101.
  • Gacitua, W., D. Bahr and M. Wolcott. 2010. Damage of the cell wall during extrusion and injection molding of wood plastic composites. Composites Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing. 41(10):1454-1460.
  • Jiang, L., F. Chen, J. Qian, J.J. Huang, M. Wolcott, L.S. Liu and J. Zhang. 2010. Reinforcing and toughening effects of bamboo pulp fiber on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) fiber composites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 49(2):572-577.
  • Ten, E., J. Turtle, D. Bahr, L. Jiang, and M. Wolcott. 2010. Thermal and mechanical properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites. Polymer. 51(12):2652-2660.
  • Yang, H.S., P. Qiao, and M.P Wolcott. 2010. Flexural Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Wood Flour/High-Density Polyethylene Composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. 29(9):1295-1310.
  • Yang, H.S., P. Qiao, and M.P Wolcott. 2010. Fatigue characterization and reliability analysis of wood flour filled polypropylene composites. Polymer Composites. (31)4:553-560.

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