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Rado Gazo

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor of Wood Processing and Industrial Engineering
FPRD Room 103B
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
175 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

Rado Gazo is a Professor of Wood Processing and Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Wood Research Laboratory at Purdue University is more than 100 years old and is well known for its research, teaching and extension programs in secondary wood products and process engineering.

Rado teaches several classes including Properties of Wood, Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing and Furniture Design for CNC. When not in a classroom, he conducts research and technology transfer in value-added wood products manufacturing and industrial engineering areas. He often works as a consultant to furniture companies.

Rado’s research interests include competitiveness of furniture manufacturers and application of industrial engineering techniques to forest products manufacturing. Rado has worked with over 100 companies, published over 150 publications, and given more than 100 professional presentations on the subject of secondary wood products manufacturing.

Research Group - Wood Products and Wood Products Manufacturing

Facilities - Wood Research Lab

Purdue Extension FNR Extension

Automated Lumber Grading, Is it Finally Here?, Hardwood Review Express 3/17/2017, Vol. 16, Issue 26, (pdf 193 KB)

New Automation Revolutionizes 120-year-old Lumber Grading Process, Purdue Agriculture News

Awards & Honors

(2017) Award for Excellence: Exceptional Programming. Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Selected Publications

Gazo, R., Vanek, J., Abdul-Massih, M., & Benes, B. (2014). CT scanning of logs analysis and optimization for better utilization of hardwoods. Proceedings of Society of Wood Science and Technology 2014 International Convention - Sustainable Resources and Technology for Forest Products, 14.

Song, M., & Gazo, R. (2013). Competitiveness of US Household and Office Furniture Industry. Journal of Economics and Management Engineering, 3(2), 47-55.

Gazo, R., & Benes, B. (2013). Computed Tomography Log Scanning: An Industrial Application. Proceedings of ISCHP 2013 äóñ 4th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing, 140-147.

Zhang, M., Wang, X., & Gazo, R. (2013). Water States in Yellow Poplar during Drying Studied by Time-Domain NMR. Wood and Fiber Science, 45(4), 423-428.

Quesada, H., & Sanchez, S. (in press). Critical Factors Affecting Supply Chain Management: A Case Study in the US Pallet Industry. In Supply Chain Management. (1).

Gisip, J., & Stewart, H. (2011). Reducing Tool Wear by Cryogenic Treatment and Cooling with Refrigerated Air when Processing Medium Density Fiberboard. In Wood Machining. (1, 83-113). London, UK: ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Haviarova, E. (2010). Enhancing the Competitiveness of Forest Product Industry by Developing Web Community Portal. Economika a Manazement Podnikov 2010 International Scientific Conference, 9.

Chang, J. (2010). Hardwood Log CT scanning äóñ Proof of Concept. Joint UNECE Timber Committee Session and Society of Wood Science and Technology International Convention: Innovative Wood Products are the Future, 5.

Stewart, H., & Gisip, J. (2010). Technology that reduces tool wear. (2010(3):27-27), 1.

Vlosky, R., Cassens, D., & Perera, P. (2009). Changes in Value-Added Wood Product Manufacturer Perceptions about Certification in the United States from 2002-2008. Drvna Industrija (Wood Industry) äóñ Croatia, 60(2), 89-94.

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