Washington State Faculty and Staff

(509) 335-6259 englund@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Wood and natural fiber composites, polymer processing with natural fiber reinforcement, and natural fiber composite properties

(509) 335-5975 | lihui@wsu.edu | Website

Research Interests: Bio-based/renewable polymer and resin, Composite recycling, Shape memory polymer and Lignin chemistry

(509) 372-7683 bka@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Renewable energy and applied biotechnology, anaerobic bacteria, and renewable products from lignocellulosic biomass

(509) 372-7442 a.ameli@tricity.wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Nanocellular and microcellular foams; bioplastic and biocomposite foams; composite and foam manufacturing technologies; conductive polymer composites; multifunctional composite foams for electromagnetic, thermal, and acoustic insulation; and application development of composite foams

(509) 335-2829 bender@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Design and construction of timber structures, engineering properties of wood-based materials, and hygrothermal properties of building envelopes

(509) 330-6692|m.khusairybinbakri@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Mechanical and chemical characterization of biocomposites, bio-concrete, cellulose, waste materials, recycled materials, natural fiber, and biomaterials


(206) 822-3511 | avishek.chanda@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Formability of wood and other lignocellulosic materials; structural and decorative bio-composite fabrication, modelling and structural performance analysis; fire-performance study; fire-retardant materials; and upcycling natural waste streams from various sources

(509) 335-3743 chens@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Process and systems for biomass processing and bioconversion of renewable feedstocks to biochemical and biofuels

(509) 335-3721 | indranil.chowdhury@wsu.edu | Web site

Research interests: Physicochemical treatment processes; Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology; Sustainable Material Applications and Reuse in Treatment (SMART) of Water and Environment; Fate and transport of emerging contaminants in water, soil and sediment; Water quality, treatment and monitoring; Water reuse; Membrane separations

(509) 335-9140 nick.engdahl@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Transport of dissolved and particulate contaminants in the hydrologic systems, long-term environmental fate of micro-plastic fibers, residence time of pollutants, risk assessment/mitigation, and site cleanup and remediation

(509) 335-5613 girish.ganjyal@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Food processing; extrusion, frying, food ingredient technology, physico-chemical changes in food ingredients during processing, food structures, food product development and value-addition of food processing by-products

(509) 335-7758 mgarcia-perez@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials and conversion of pyrolytic oil fractions into biofuels and chemicals. Bio-char characterization and uses. Bio-refinery systems analysis. Development of polymeric materials from products of biomass thermal depolymerization

(509) 335-3214 arda.gozen@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Micro-additive manufacturing processes and machinery, conductive polymer nanocomposites: rheology, processing and characterization, smart materials with tunable elasticity and shape memory, additive manufacturing with plastics, composites and biomaterials, design and manufacturing of smart biomedical sensors.

(509) 372-7628 hlei@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Thermochemical and chemical conversions of renewable biomass to bioproducts, chemicals, and biofuels; catalysis and bioprocess of biomass and plant materials including biomass clean fractionation for cellulose and lignin, protein separation, aromatics and phenolics used for thermoplastics and adhesives

(509) 335-1341 hongfei.lin@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Catalyst Synthesis and Application; Catalytic Conversion of biomass; CO2 Reduction; Renewable Hydrogen Production; Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis; Advanced Functional Nanomaterials; Photocatalysis

(509) 335-4726 hangliu@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Development of biobased polymeric materials for biomaterials and protective apparatus and structure-property analysis of polymeric materials

(208) 885-9454 armandm@uidaho.edu  | Web site

Research Interests: Biobased composite materials, fiber modifications, and product prototype development and synthesis of carbohydrate, protein, and polyphenolic based polymers for use as thermoplastics and adhesives

(509) 335-5183 qiao@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Advanced polymer composite materials in civil infrastructure, mechanics of composite materials and structures, smart composites and structures, and fracture of bonded interfaces

(509) 335-7745 ssablani@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Polymeric packaging for advanced food technologies and engineering nanoparticle interactions with plant surfaces

(509) 335-7088 | xianming.shi@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Multifunctional coatings, up-cycling of industrial or agro-based byproducts in cementitious materials, multiscale engineering and characterization, corrosion protection, and nanotechnology for civil infrastructures

(509) 335-3221 | lvsmith@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Multi-axial characterization of composite materials, damage and failure modeling, environmental degradation of polymer composites, and sports science

(509) 335-6392 wolcott@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Composite material development, extrusion processing, viscoelasticity and rheology, adhesion, and anisotropic elasticity

(509) 335-5593 | t_woodland@wsu.edu

Research Interests: Business development, intellectual property, and corporate relations

(509) 335-6261 vyadama@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Mechanics of wood and wood composites; modeling of engineered wood composites, structure and behavior; behavior of wood joints; and  industrial extension and outreach in forest products

(509) 372-7640 bin.yang@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: biomass pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and conversion technologies that accelerate commercial application of biomass processing to cellulosic and lignin fuels and biobased products.

(509) 372-7442 | che-hao.yang@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing, polymer composites, biomedical manufacturing, mechanical design, and thermal-fluid science 

(509) 335-8723 jwzhang@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Synthesis, processing, and application development of biobased polymer materials; polymer toughening and reinforcing; structure and properties of polymer blends and composites; and polymer foaming and fiber spinning technologies

(509) 372-7647 | xiaozhang@tricity.wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Chemical and biochemical conversion of plant carbohydrates and lignin to renewable biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels

(509) 335-7658 katie_zhong@wsu.edu | Web site

Research Interests: Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials, aerospace materials and composites, composite manufacturing technology, biomaterials and processing, and renewable energy materials