U of I Team Aims to Revolutionize Affordable Housing with 3D-Printed Wood Waste

U of I Team Aims to Revolutionize Affordable Housing with 3D-Printed Wood Waste

Affordable housing is not a luxury, it’s a basic need.   University of Idaho is developing technology to make housing more affordable nationwide by using Idaho wood waste to make one of the most sustainable building construction materials on the market. They’re combining sawdust and other wood byproducts with bio-based glue to create a medium…

The Vandal Theory Podcast

The Vandal Theory Podcast

The Vandal Theory” podcast asks, “What gets University of Idaho researchers’ brains buzzing … besides coffee?” These award-winning stories showcase researchers exploring and solving real-world problems. With interviews on all things Vandal, discover the world of U of I research with hosts Leigh Cooper and Danae Lenz.

PrinTimber recently featured in University of Idaho President’s Letter

PrinTimber recently featured in University of Idaho President’s Letter

PrinTimber was recently featured in the University of Idaho’s Letter from the President, where U of I President C. Scott Green highlighted the innovative research PrinTimber is involved in. The letter focuses on U of I doctoral student Robert Carne’s robotics experience and his involvement with the project. Congratulations to Carne, PI Michael Maughn, and…

PrinTimber’s recently published paper in Advances in Mechanical Engineering Journal

PrinTimber’s recently published paper in Advances in Mechanical Engineering Journal

The aims of this work were to investigate the printability of high-fraction wood and sodium-silicate composites (WSSC) for additive manufacturing and to develop a screw extrusion-based process to demonstrate this approach for building construction applications. A custom additive manufacturing system was fabricated, and mixtures of 40%–60% wood fiber and 60%–40% sodium silicate were printed. The…

Postdoctoral Fellow in Civil / Mechanical Engineering
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Civil / Mechanical Engineering

The Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Properties Laboratory and the Agriculture Mechanics Laboratory seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow with engineering skills that can be applied to analyze 3D printed bio-based composites. We seek engineers who are good at communicating across disciplines, and who see themselves thriving in a highly collaborative environment. The successful candidates will…

Dr. Adhikari, a PrinTimber faculty member is awarded a $6M award from the NSF

Dr. Adhikari, a PrinTimber faculty member is awarded a $6M award from the NSF

This collaborative research project involving universities in different regions aims to address the complex issue of climate change’s impact on agriculture. Greenhouse gas emissions from farming contribute to climate change, leading to more severe droughts that disrupt water supply for crops, affecting farmers’ livelihoods. The project’s main goal is to enhance agricultural sustainability and food…

Ahmed Ibrahim Named Structural Engineering Institute Fellow 

Ahmed Ibrahim Named Structural Engineering Institute Fellow 

Civil Engineering Associate Professor Ahmed Ibrahim was recently named a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and will be recognized at the 2023 SEI Structures Congress in New Orleans. Ahmed’s research interests involve 3D concrete and timber printing, blast-resistant design and large-scale experimental testing. As a fellow at the…