Schimleck, Laurence

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

348 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-9171
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
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


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
WSE 210
Renewable Materials Technology & 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.