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US Forest Service Research & Development
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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 J. Ross

Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9221


Research Interests

  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural condition assessment

Education

  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Ph.D. Engineering Science,
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, M.S. Engineering Mechanics,
  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, B.S. Wood and Fiber Utilization,

Professional Organizations

  • Forest Products Society, Member

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2012-17
America's Iconic Covered Bridges Documented With As Built Records

Laser scanning technology provides details of historic covered timber bridges

2012


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


FPL-2011-07
Heat treating wooden ammunition pallets for invasive species

Wood pallets serve as support for munitions loads and other military supplies transported within the continental U.S. and internationally. Despi ...

2011


FPL-2012-14
Making the Most of Beetle-Killed Trees

New manual gives land managers a variety of options for beetle-killed trees

2012


FPL-2013-138
New Acoustic Technology Evaluates Wood Quality of Standing Trees

Lack of techniques to assess the quality of standing trees results in inefficient allocation of timber resources and also limits the ability of ...

2013


Last updated on : 10/17/2014