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Michael O Hunt

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hunt's research interests include structural applications of wood-base composite materials and use, reuse and care of wood in historic preservation and restoration. His world of experience has brought him from a product engineer, professor emertius of wood science at Purdue, to a highly regarded hardwood consultant.

Research Group - Wood Products and Wood Products Manufacturing

Facilities - Wood Research Lab

Hardwood Resources - Preservative-Treated Yellow Poplar


Awards & Honors

(2003) 1994 Sandi Servaas Memorial Award. Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.

(2003) American Men and Women of Science.

(2003) co-recipient of 2002 Johanna Downie Historic Preservation Award. Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation.

(2003) co-recipient, Harold Fannon Neighborhood Preservation Award. Lafayette Neighborhood Housing Services.

(2003) International Who's Who in Engineering.

(2003) Who's Who in America.

(2003) Who's Who in American Education.

(2003) Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

(2003) Who's Who in Technology.

(2003) Who's Who in the Midwest.

Selected Publications

Hunt, M., Ross, R., Wang, X., Soltis, L., Leavitt, R., & Cai, Z. (in press). Assessment of In-place Wood Floor Systems. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Wang, X., Ross, R., Hunt, M., Erickson, J., & Forsman, J. (2005). Low frequency vibration approach for assessing performance of wood floor systems. Wood and Fiber Science, 37(3), 371-378.

Fridley, K., Hunt, M., & Rosowsky, D. (2002). Creep and creep recovery models for wood under high stress. Wood and Fiber Science, 34(3), 425-433.

Ross, R., Hunt, M., & Soltis, L. (2002). Pilot study to examine use of transverse vibration nondestructive evaluation for assessing floor systems. Forest Products Journal, 52(1), 89-93.

Ross, R., Hunt, M., & Soltis, L. (2002). Transverse vibration technique to identify deteriorated wood floor systems. Experimental techniques, July/August, 28-30.

Soltis, L., Ross, R., & Hunt, M. (2002). Vibration testing of timber floor systems. Forest Products Journal, 52(10), 75-81.

Hunt, M. (in press). Pressed Metal Ceiling's Effect on Floor Stiffness. APT Bulletin.

Hunt, M., O'Malley, A., Feist, W., McCabe, G., & Cassens, J. L. (n.d.). Weathering of painted wood construction: facade restoration. Forest Products Journal, 53(4), 51-60.

Hunt, M., Hunt, R. R., & Soltis, L. (2003). Vibration Techniques for Structural Evaluation of Wood Floor Systems.

Wang, R. R., Hunt, M., & Forsman, J. E. (2003). Low frequency vibration approach to assess the performance of wood floor systems.

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