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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Vikram Yadama

Vikram Yadama

Associate Professor
Extension Specialist E-3

Office:

PACCAR 154

Phone:

(509) 335-6261

Fax:

(509) 335-5077

Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC)

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2002
  • M.S., Wood Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1990
  • B.S., Forestry and Forest Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Research Professor & Extension Specialist, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2003 – present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1998 – 2002
  • Senior Research Assistant; Research Scientist, Forest Products Laboratory, Mississippi State University, 1990 – 1998

Awards

  • First Place, Wiley Research Exposition Engineering/Physics Student Research & Presentation, Washington State University, 2001-2002
  • Suksdorf Fellowship Award, Washington State University, 2000
  • Plywood Pioneers Association Scholarship, 2000 and 2001
  • G. B. MacDonald Memorial Senior Leadership Award for Advanced Studies, Iowa State Univ., 1986
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Iowa State Univ., 1986

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Wood and Wood Composites
  • Modeling of Engineered Wood Composites
  • Structure and Behavior, Behavior of Wood Joints
  • Industrial Extension/Outreach in Forest Products

Publications

  • Yadama, V., E.C. Lowell, N. Peterson and D. Nicholls. 2009. Wood-Thermoplastic Composites Manufactured Using Beetle-Killed Spruce from Alaska. Polymer Engineering and Science. 49(1):129-136.
  • Weight, S.W. and V. Yadama. 2008. Manufacture of laminated strand veneer (LSV) composite. Part 2: Elastic and strength properties of laminate of thin strand veneers. Holzforschung. 62(6):725-730.
  • Weight, S.W. and V. Yadama. 2008. Manufacture of laminated strand veneer (LSV) composite. Part 1: Optimization and characterization of thin strand veneers. Holzforschung. 62(2):718-724.
  • Yadama, V., M.P. Wolcott and D.G. Pollock. 2007. Out-of-plane strand deviation in oriented strand composites. Wood and Fiber Science. 39(4):603-613.
  • Yadama, V. and M.P. Wolcott. 2006. Elastic properties of hot-pressed aspen strands. Wood and Fiber Science. 38(4):742-750.
  • Yadama, V., M.P. Wolcott and L.V. Smith. 2006. Elastic properties of wood-strand composites with undulating strands. Composites Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing. 37(3):385-392.
  • Yadama, V., J. Zhang, B.M. Syed and P.H. Steele. 2002. Experimental analysis of multiple staple joints in selected wood and wood-based materials. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. JTEVA, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 400-407.
  • Zhang, J., V. Yadama, F. Quin and D. Lyon. 2002. Resistance of southern yellow pine to direct withdrawal of staples. Forest Prod. J. 52(9): 75-81.