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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Robert H. Falk

Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9255
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Current Research

Currently focusing on the development of value-added products from wood waste materials. This work includes the development of reuse options for salvaged lumber and timber as well as the development of composites from waste natural fibers and waste thermoplastics. In addition to developing a basic understanding of the engineering properties of these materials, Dr. Falk is active in helping develop the engineering property and engineering design standards necessary to facilitate their widespread use in construction applications.

Research Interests

  • Wood waste to building products
  • Engineered wood products
  • Wood deck construction

Education

  • Washington State University, Ph.D. Structural Engineering,
  • Michigan Technological University, MS Civil Engineering,
  • California Polytechnic State University, BS Civil Engineering,

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
  • American Institute of Timber Construction, Member
  • International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation, Member
  • Registered professional engineer, Member

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

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FPL-2010-001
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 ...

2010


Last updated on : 08/25/2014