Research - Hardwood Products Innovations
Assist wood products manufacturers and consumers in gaining the greatest benefit from responsible use of wood by developing new knowledge to reduce raw material costs, improve processing technologies, and encourage innovation in product development, thus integrating industrial competitiveness with natural resource conservation through science and engineering.
Dr. Rado Gazo
Application of operations research techniques to secondary wood products industries
Dr. Eva Haviarova
Strength design and product engineering of furniture, emerging furniture design challenges especially with reduced environmental impact
Areas of Specialization:
- Advanced wood products manufacturing
- Wood products business development
- Environmental performance of wood products, furniture design and construction
Learn More About Our Research
Take a tour of the Hardwoods of the Central Midwest and find descriptions and images of each species of wood along with grad, history, color and strength.
Purdue centers seek to support and enhance the research and partnership enterprise at Purdue University. The centers are valued and encouraged at Purdue as they create a venue for faculty to come together to pursue common goals. Forestry and Natural Resources have faculty and staff involved in six centers here at the University.
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources maintains an impressive collection of state-of-the-art research and education facilities. These labs, green houses, and educational facilities are a fundamental component that enables our faculty and students to learn, make new discoveries, and engage our clients in using these discoveries to sustain our nation’s ecosystems and natural resources.
The mission of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is to develop and disseminate knowledge in the natural resource sciences associated with the protection, management, and sustainable use of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. One way the department accomplishes our mission is by owning and managing 24 properties located throughout the state to provide opportunities for research, extension, and education that achieves sustainable use of our natural resources.
See Our Hardwood Production Innovation Research Stories
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