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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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David E. Kretschmann

Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9307
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Research Interests

  • Development of fundamental information on the properties of wood and wood based materials
  • Effect of wood quality on product performance
  • Grading and property assignment of lumber and round timbers


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. Engineering Mechanics, 1987
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. , 1984

Professional Organizations

  • USDA technical representative to the American Lumber Standard Committee, Member
  • ALSC Board of Review, Technical Advisor

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights


Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general publ ...


Last updated on : 08/20/2014