Nairn, John

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Professor and Richardson Chair in Wood Science and Forest Products
Department: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

112 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-4265
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Education: 
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, 1981
B.A. Chemistry, Dartmouth College, 1977
Research Areas: 
  • Timber Mechanics and Structural Engineering
  • Novel Composite Materials
Research Interests: 
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Wood-based Composites
Bio: 
Adjunct Professor of Material Science & Engineering Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
  • WSE 507/607, section 1
    BEGINNING SEMINAR
  • WSE 522
    WOOD SCIENCE II
    Continuation of the comprehensive overview and integration of wood and fiber anatomy, physics, chemistry, and mechanics; integration of basic wood science to understand relationships with wood and fiber properties and their impact on final use. Focus on biological, chemical and physical degradation of wood; adhesion; and physical and engineering properties of wood.