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Kara Yedinak

Materials Research Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
United States

Phone: 608-231-9301
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  • Washington State University, Ph. D. Engineering Science Wildland Fire-Atmosphere interactions 2013
  • Pacific University, B.S. Physics Physics: low-dimensional chaos in turbulent systems 2002

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Washington
    2017 - 2018
    Characterize the near-surface and near-plant boundary layer response to diurnal variability as well as low-intensity fire passage. Continue investigations into techniques for using acoustics to quantify characteristics of wildland fires and the fire environment.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Idaho
    2013 - 2017
    Wildland fire behavior research in two focus areas: 1. Combustion-lab approach to assessing the response of live vegetation to low-intensity surface fire passage. 2. Development of passive acoustic sampling techniques of wildland fire.

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Last updated on : 03/07/2019