Schimleck, Laurence

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

348 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-9171
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Education: 
Ph.D., 1997 University of Melbourne, Australia
B.S., 1993, University of Melbourne, Australia
Research Areas: 
  • Resource Extension and Optimization
Research Interests: 
  • Wood Anatomy
Nondestructive testing of wood, NIR spectroscopy, Wood property responses to silvicultural treatments

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
  • WSE 210
    RENEWABLE MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY AND UTILIZATION
    Characteristics and uses of renewable fiber products including wood, bamboo and grasses; manufacturing processes; effect of tree growth and harvesting on renewable products manufacturing and properties. Wood identification.
  • WSE 320
    ANATOMY OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS
    Examination of macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of renewable (plant based) materials commonly used by society. Learning activities including lecture and the hands-on study of the various plant materials and their components with naked-eye, hand lens, and microscopic examination.
  • WSE 521
    WOOD SCIENCE I
    A comprehensive overview and integration of wood anatomy, wood physics, wood chemistry and wood mechanics; global contemporary issues impacting the wood and fiber sector; integration of basic wood sciences to understand the complex relationships between environment and wood material properties, and the influence of both on the use of wood-based materials.