PrinTimber Outreach Activity Teaches High School Students About Molecular Deformation and Additive Manufacturing

PrinTimber Outreach Activity Teaches High School Students About Molecular Deformation and Additive Manufacturing

In May, Pullman High School AP Chemistry students learned about the molecular deformation of polymers through a hands-on class taught by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor and PrinTimber Principal Investigator Michael Maughan. The lesson taught the students what happens to polymers when they are stretched on a molecular level. This basic concept is a fundamental building block of science….

Adefemi Alade Awarded First Place in the IAWS Doctoral Award for 2022

Adefemi Alade Awarded First Place in the IAWS Doctoral Award for 2022

The International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) recently announced that Adefemi Alade obtained the first position in their Doctoral Award and Medal for 2022. With this award the IAWS wishes to provide recognition to outstanding dissertation research at the PhD level by students throughout the world. Alade was supervised at Stellenbosch University by Brand Wessels…

Interdisciplinary Team Seeking to Make Strides in Future Manufacturing

Interdisciplinary Team Seeking to Make Strides in Future Manufacturing

An interdisciplinary project connecting several Auburn University faculty and fellow scientists will address the hard-hitting reality that affordable housing is out of reach for many Americans living in rural areas. But the path of this research may lead to viable solutions that would have seemed futuristic mere years ago: planning advanced manufacturing that helps utilize…

U of I Friday Letter: Architecture Students Learning From the Ground Up

U of I Friday Letter: Architecture Students Learning From the Ground Up

The University of Idaho’s land-grant mission takes flight when community-minded people collaborate and use their talents to tackle the challenging issues we face in our state, such as affordable housing. Construction begins shortly on the first of six one-bedroom homes in the Lupine Flats Project – a cooperative effort between U of I faculty member Randy Teal and…

Building Blocks of the Future

Building Blocks of the Future

When Marissa Hilliard joined the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture, she knew she would combine analytical and creative thinking to work on real life projects. She didn’t expect she would be involved in creating a new sustainable construction material. A team of researchers from U of I and Auburn University are exploring how…

Auburn University Researchers Working on Affordable Housing Solutions Through 3D Printing

Auburn University Researchers Working on Affordable Housing Solutions Through 3D Printing

In partnership with the University of Idaho, Auburn University professors and researchers are working to create affordable and sustainable housing with 3D printing. The project is funded by a $3.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Program. According to Dr. Brian Via, Director of the Forest Products Development Center, affordable housing is…

Auburn University Make Strides in Advancing Bio-based Polymers and Fibers for 3D-Printed Home Construction

Auburn University Make Strides in Advancing Bio-based Polymers and Fibers for 3D-Printed Home Construction

An interdisciplinary project connecting several Auburn University faculty and fellow scientists seeks to make strides in future advanced manufacturing, including developing affordable homes constructed via 3D printing. The study, which spans the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, forest resources and architecture, also draws strongly upon the expertise of scientists at its partner institution, the University of Idaho, with Michael Maughan,…

3D Printed Composite Materials Developed from Forestry Waste Used in Affordable Rural Housing

3D Printed Composite Materials Developed from Forestry Waste Used in Affordable Rural Housing

Affordable housing is needed in rural communities, and a team of researchers from Auburn University, in partnership with researchers from the University of Idaho, are developing an innovative solution to the problem by using forestry waste to create composite materials able to be additively manufactured into strong, reliable building components. The bio-resin development as the…

Auburn University Researchers Collaborate with UIdaho on NSF Bio-based 3D Printing Grant

Auburn University Researchers Collaborate with UIdaho on NSF Bio-based 3D Printing Grant

An interdisciplinary project connecting several Auburn University faculty and fellow scientists will address the hard-hitting reality that affordable housing is out of reach for many Americans living in rural areas. The study, which spans the disciplines of engineering, chemistry, forest resources and architecture, also draws strongly upon the expertise of scientists at its partner institution,…