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Professor John A. Nairn, Wood Science & Engineering

Full CV

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  • University of California, Berkeley, California Ph.D. Chemistry, 1981
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire B.A. Chemistry, 1977

Professional Experiments

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Professor & Richardson Chair of Wood Science and Forest Products, and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Jan 2006 to present.
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Jul 1986 to Dec 2005
  • E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Experimental Station, Wilmington, Delaware, Staff Scientist, Central Research & Development Department, Dec 1981 to Sep 1986

Editing and Editorial Boards

  • International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
  • Advanced Composites Letters
  • Polymers and Polymer Composites
  • Journal of Materials: Design and Applications

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Professor, École Polytechnic Fédérale de Lausanne (Summer 2005, 2007,2009, 2011)
  • Marie Curie Training Event Instructor ECCM 11, Rhodes, Greece (June 2004)
  • Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France (June 2002)
  • Visiting Professor, École Polytechnic Fédérale de Lausanne (Summer 1999)
  • Chairman for Gordon Conference on Composite Materials (January 1998)
  • Fulbright Fellowship to Imperial College in London, England (January-July 1994)
  • Student's Choice Award for Teaching (University of Utah 1992)
  • Accomplishment Award - Polymer Fracture (duPont, 1986)
  • University of California Regents Fellowship (1977-1980)
  • American Institute of Chemists Student Award (1977)
  • Phi Betta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Hartshorne Medal (Dartmouth College, 1977)