Michael P. Wolcott

Presentations and Lectures

Wolcott, M.P.  2013.  Wood to wing: Envisioning an aviation biofuels industry based on forest residuals in the Pacific NorthwestFeatured Lecture.  OSU Starker Lecture Series, Corvallis, OR, April 11.

Wolcott, M.P.  2012.  The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance: A supply chain to aviation biofuels and environmentally preferred products.  SmallWood 2012: Forest Restoration for a New Economy, Flagstaff, AZ, May 1-3.

Wolcott, M.P.  2012.  Woody biomass supply chain dynamics for integrated technologies.  46th International Wood Composites Symposium, Seattle, WA, April 11-12.

Wolcott, M.P.  2012.  The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance: A supply chain to aviation biofuels and environmentally preferred productsInvited Speaker.  Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show, San Francisco, CA, January 17.

Chen, F. and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Comparing the miscibility of paraffin in different polyethylenes for form-stable phase change materials.  AICHE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 16-18.

Haselbach, L., D. Ascher-Barnstone, S. Brown and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Sustainability engineering education: A bridge to integration into practice.  Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Education & Research Conference, Tampa, FL, July 10-12.

Ten, E., L. Jiang and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Prediction of storage moduli of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites based on nanowhisker orientation angle.  11th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Nanotechnology in Wood Composites Symposium, Madison, WI, May 16-18.

Tsai, M.H. and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Processing effects on mechanical properties and creep behaviors of wood-microbial polyester composites.  11th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Nanotechnology in Wood Composites Symposium, Madison, WI, May 16-18.

Jiang, L., M.H. Tsai and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Developing PHB/wood flour/cell debris composites through extrusion.  69th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2011 (ANTEC 2011), Boston, MA, May 1-5.

Ten, E., L. Jiang and M.P. Wolcott.  2011.  Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites: The development and effects of nanowhisker orientation.  241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, March 27-31.

Ten, E., L. Jiang and M.P. Wolcott.  2010.  Crystallization kinetics of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites.  Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, HI, Dec. 15-20.

Jiang, L., E. Ten and M.P. Wolcott.  2010.  Preparation and properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/cellulose nanowhiskers composites.  The 18th Annual BEPS Meeting Polymers & the Environment: Emerging Green Technologies & Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 13-15.

Ten, E., L. Jiang, D.F. Bahr, W. Zhong and M.P. Wolcott.  2010.  Properties of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)/cellulose nanowhiskers (CNW) composites near mechanical percolation threshold.  MRS 2010 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 5-9.

Wolcott, M.P. and Marc Andre Gonin.  2010.  Structural design for sustainable construction and disaster mitigation.  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and SWST, Palais des Nations, Geneva, CH.  Invited Organizer.  October 11-15.

Wolcott, M.P., B. Olson and P.M. Smith.  2010.  Building products in the new sustainable economy.  44th International Wood Composites Symposium, Seattle, WA, March 29-31.

Smith, P.M., W. Shi and M.P. Wolcott.  2010.  “Green” policies and the US interior wood composite panel supply chain.  44th International Wood Composites Symposium, Seattle, WA, March 29-31.

Wolcott, M.P., I. de Sainte Marie, L. Haselbach and D. McLean.  2010.  A Sustainable Design Approach to Integrated Transportation Facilities.  61st Annual Road Builders’ Clinic, Coeur d’Alene, ID, March 4.

Wolcott, M.P.  2009.  Innovative Sustainable Design Programs for EngineersInvited Lecturer.  Microsoft Green, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA, July 21.

Wolcott, M.P.  2009.  Natural Fiber Composites to Foster Sustainable Building Goals.  Invited Session Keynote.  ANTEC@NPE 2009, Chicago, IL, June 23.

Wolcott, M.P., P.M. Smith and D.A. Bender.  2009.  Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites for Naval Facilities. SAMPE '09 Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 18-21.

Wolcott, M.P.  2009.  Trends Influencing Sustainable Building Standards.  Society of American Military Engineers Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT, May 12–15.

Wolcott, M.P.  2009.  The Future of Design: Sustainability.  Keynote Speaker. 60th Annual Road Builders’ Clinic, Coeur d’Alene, ID, March 3.

Wolcott, M.P.  2008.  Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites: The State of the FutureKeynote Speaker.  9th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium, Rotorua, New Zealand, November 5-8.

Wolcott, M.P.  2008.  The Role of Wood in Sustainable Building StandardsFeatured Speaker.  Life Cycle Workshop of the 9th Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium, Rotorua, New Zealand, November 5-8.

Wolcott, M.P.  2008.  Strategies for Tomorrow: Re-engineering for a Sustainable Built Environment. Featured Lecture. WSU Innovators Lecture Series, Seattle, WA, October 9.

Zhang J., S. Chen and M. Wolcott.  2007.  Biobased Polymeric Material Research at Washington State University.  International Symposium on Polymer and the Environment: Emerging Technology and Science, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society and the Biodegradable Products Institute; Vancouver, WA, Oct. 17-20.

Wolcott, M., L. Jiang, J. Zhang and J. Holbery.  2007.  Study of the PHBV/cellulose whisker nanocomposites. 22nd Annual American Society for Composites Technical Conference, Seattle, WA, Sept. 17-19.

Jiang, L., E. Morelius, J. Zhang, M. Wolcott and J. Holbery.  2007.  Effect of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) treatment on the properties of its polymer composites. Fourth Annual Micro/Nano Conference: Science to Commercialization for the Micro/Nanotechnology Economy, Portland, OR, Sept. 10-12.

Zhang J., L. Jiang and M. Wolcott.  2007.  Comparison of nano-sized calcium carbonate and organoclay polylactide (pla) nanocomposites: toughening and reinforcing effects.  234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 19-23.

Wang, J.W., M.P. Wolcott and M.P.G. Laborie.  2007.  Kinetic Analysis and Modeling of Mechanical and Chemical Cure Development for Wood-PF Bonds.  Forest Products Society 61st International Convention, Knoxville, TN, June 10-13.

Yang, H.S. and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Fatigue properties of wood flour high-density polyethylene composites with accelerated weathering exposure. Forest Products Society 61st International Convention, Knoxville, TN, June 10-13.

Anderson, S., J. Qian, J. Zhang and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Natural fiber and polyhydroxyalkanoate composites: performance enhancement.  9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 21-23.

Gacitua E., W. and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Morphology of wood species affecting wood-plastic interaction: mechanical interlocking and mechanical properties.  9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 21-23.

Harper, D.P., T.G. Rials, W.L. Griffith, K. Englund and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Electron-beam curable additives for WPCs.  9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 21-23.

Kaboorani, A., A. Cloutier and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Effects of water absorption on the mechanical properties of HDPE/wood composites. 9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 21-23.

Yang, H.S. and M.P. Wolcott.  2007.  Flexural Fatigue Properties and Cumulative Damage Model Verification of Wood Flour-Polypropylene Composites. 9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 21-23.

Wolcott, M.P. and P.M. Smith.  2007.  The future of plastic composites in residential home building.  International Builders Show.  Orlando, FL.  February 10.

Wolcott, M.P.  2007.  Developing a nanotechnology program for the US forest products industry.  Industry Sector Keynote Presentation.  NanoQuebec.  Montreal, Canada. February 7.

Gacitua E., W. and M.P. Wolcott.  2006.  Morphology of wood species affecting wood-plastic interaction. Part 1: Mechanical interlocking.  Forest Products Society 60th International Convention, Newport Beach, CA, June 25–28.

Gacitua E., W. and M.P. Wolcott.  2006.  Morphology of wood species affecting wood-thermoplastic interaction. Part 2: Enhancing toughness and mechanical properties.  Forest Products Society 60th International Convention, Newport Beach, CA, June 25–28.

Harper, D.P., T. Rials, G. Dorsey, W.L. Griffith, K. Englund and M.P. Wolcott.  2006.  Electron-beam curable additives for wood-plastic composites.  Forest Products Society 60th International Convention, Newport Beach, CA, June 25–28.

Wang, J.W., M.P.G. Laborie and M.P. Wolcott.  2006.  Combinatorial methodologies to characterize cure kinetics of phenol-formaldehyde resins.  Forest Products Society 60th International Convention, Newport Beach, CA, June 25–28.

Wolcott, M.P. and A. Schirp.  2006.  Design of wood thermoplastic composites for resistance to decay and moisture. Forest Products Society 60th International Convention, Newport Beach, CA, June 25–28.

Coats, E.R., W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, F.J. Loge, and M.P. Wolcott.  2006.  Microbial community changes in a mixed microbial consortia producing PHA from waste carbon sources.  28th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Nashville, TN, April 30-May 3.

Wolcott, M.P.  2006.  The evolution and future of renewable composite materials.  Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award Lecture.  Pullman, WA, April 27.

Wolcott, M.P.  2006.  Opportunities for nanotechnology in advancing the wood products revolution. International Conference on Nanotechnology in the Forest Products Industry.  TAPPI, Atlanta, GA, April 26-28.

Harper, D.P. and M.P. Wolcott.  2005.  Chemical Imaging of Wood-Polypropylene Composites. 8th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 23-25.

Fabiyi, J.S., A.G. McDonald and M.P. Wolcott.  2005.  Chemical Changes that Occur During the Weathering of Wood-Plastic Composites. 8th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 23-25.

Smith, P.M. and M.P. Wolcott.  2005.  Wood-Plastic Composites in Emerging Products and Markets. 8th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 23-25.

Smith, P.M. and M.P. Wolcott.  2005.  Woodfiber-Plastic Composite Markets and Applications. 39th International Wood Composites Symposium. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, April 4-7.

Englund, K. and M.P. Wolcott.  2004.  Wheat straw residues as a fiber source for thermoplastic composites.  Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10-11.

Li, T.Q. and M.P. Wolcott.  2004.  Melt rheology of HDPE-woodfiber composites with matrix of different molecular weight.  Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10-11.

Schirp, A., F. Loge and M.P. Wolcott.  2004.  Comparison of three laboratory methods for evaluating fungal decay of WPC's.  Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10-11.

Wolcott, M.P.  2004.  Opportunities and challenges for woodfibre-plastic composites in structural applicationsKeynote Presentation.  Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 10-11

Wolcott, M.P. 2003. Factors influencing the commercialization of navy wood-plastic composites. The Global Outlook for Natural Fiber & Wood Composites Conference, New Orleans, LA, December 3-5.

Wolcott, M.P., K. Englund, D.P. Harper and T.Q. Li. 2003. Influence of additives on the viscoelastic and rheological behavior of wood-polypropylene composites. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21.

Coats, E.R., K. Englund, F. Loge and M.P. Wolcott. 2003. Wood fiber-PHB composites. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21.

Wolcott, M.P. 2003. Engineered wood-plastic composites. Innovation for Survival PNW Forest Sector, Puyallup, WA, November 18.

Wolcott, M.P. 2003. Recent Progress in Wood-Polymer Composite Materials. Forest Products Priorities for the Future (NPC-NAPFSC Meeting). USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, October 28.

Wolcott, M.P. 2003. Production methods and platforms for wood plastics. Non-Wood Substitutes for Solid Wood Products Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 20-22.

Yadama, V. and M.P. Wolcott.  2003.  Characterization of out-of-plane strand orientation and its influence on mechanical properties.  57th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Bellevue, WA, June 23-25.

Wolcott, M.P. 2003.  Organizing for bioproducts research: The northwest bioproducts research institute.  46th Annual Meeting Society of Wood Science and Technology, Bellevue, WA, June 22.

Wolcott, M.P. and T.Q. Li. 2003.  A rheology study of HDPE-Maple composites.  7th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 19-20.

Bender, D.A. and M.P. Wolcott.  2003.  Experiences with development and commercialization of engineered wood-plastic composites.  7th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 19-20.

Harper, D.P., M.P. Wolcott and K. Englund. 2003. Molecular relaxations contributing to phase transition creep in thermoplastic wood composites. 7th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites. Madison, WI, May 19-20.

Wolcott, M.P. 2002.  The latest developments on wood-plastic technology.  2002 International Inorganic-Bonded Wood and Fiber Composites Conference, Sun Valley, ID, September 23-25.

Harper, D.P. and M.P Wolcott.  2002.  Interactions between coupling agents and lubricants in wood-polypropylene composites.  AIChE, Indianapolis, IN.

Wolcott, M.P. and T.G. Rials. 2002. Thermal analysis of wood-polymer systems. 56th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Madison, WI, June 23-26.

Harper, D.P., M.P Wolcott, and T.G. Rials. 2002. Cure kinetics of pMDI. 56th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Madison, WI, June 23-26.

Wolcott, M.P. 2002. Rheology of wood-plastic melts with applications to formulation and die design. Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 23-24.

Wolcott, M.P. and D.G. Pollock. 2002.  Engineered lumber products and requirements from Inland Empire Species. Small Diameter Timber Symposium, Spokane, WA, February 25-27.

Wolcott, M.P., D.I. McLean, D.E. Pendleton, and P.M. Smith. 2001. Use of wood plastic composites in naval waterfront structures. The Global Outlook for Natural Fiber & Advanced Wood Composites Conference, Orlando, FL, December 3-5.

Wolcott, M.P.  2001.  Invited lectures on status of wood-plastic composites.  Dept of Wood Science and Forest Products.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg, VA. November 28-29.

Wolcott, M.P.  2001.  Issues and opportunities facing wood-based materials in marine applications.  55th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Baltimore, MD.  June 24-27.

Wolcott, M.P., T. Adcock, and S.M. Peyer.  2001.  Development of extruded wood-plastic composite materials.  55th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Baltimore, MD.  June 24-27.

Wolcott, M.P., P.M. Smith, and G.M. Carter.  2001.  Recycled plastic and composite lumber.  2001. Forest Industries Engineering Association (FIEA) Conference, Nelson, New Zealand.  May 31.

Wolcott, M.P., P.M. Smith, and G.M. Carter.  2001.  Recycled plastic and composite lumber.  University of Auckland; Carter Holt Harvey National Headquarters, and Fletcher Challenge National Headquarters (New Zealand’s two largest forest products firms) in Auckland, NZ; Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, NZ.  May 27-29.

Bender, D.A. and M.P. Wolcott. 2001. Wood plastic composites from small diameter wood. ASCE/SEI Structures Congress & Exposition, Washington, D.C.  May 21-23.

Wolcott, M.P., M.J.A Chowdhury, R.B. Heath, and T.G. Rials.  2001.  Coupling agent/lubricant interactions in commercial woodfiber-plastic composite formulations.  6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.  May 15-16.

Lee, S.Y., T.M. Gorman, and M.P. Wolcott.  2001.  Crystallization morphology of the semicrystalline polymer.  6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.  May 15-16.

Harper, D.P. and M.P. Wolcott.  2001.  Crystallization behavior of maleic anhydride-isotactic polypropylene blends in woodfiber-plastic composites.  6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.  May 15-16.

Peyer, S.M. and M.P. Wolcott.  2001.  Damage in woodfiber-plastic composites: A look up close.  6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.  May 15-16.

Chowdhury, M.J.A, M.P. Wolcott, and T.G. Rials.  2001.  Behavior and mechanical properties of woodfiber-polypropylene composites.  6th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.  May 15-16.

Wolcott, M.P. 2001.  Manufactured wood products: Future for OSB and MDF. Interior Alaska Forest Products Conference, Fairbanks, AK.  May 7-9.

Cofer, W.F., D.I. McLean, and M.P. Wolcott. 2001. Structural evaluation of engineered wood composites for naval waterfront facilities. ASCE/PIANC PORTS 01 Conference, Norfolk, VA.  April 29 - May 2.

Wolcott, M.P. 2001.  Wood-plastic composite extrusion.  Plastics Encounters, Los Angeles, CA.  April 9-10.

Wolcott, M.P.  2001.  Interface and commercial developments in wood-plastic composites.  Honeywell Corp., Specialty Polymers Group, Morristown, NJ.  January 30-31.

Wolcott, M.P.  2000.  New advances in wood-fiber polymer formulations.  Wood-Plastic Conference sponsored by Plastics Technology and Polymer Process Communications, Baltimore, MD. Dec. 5-6.

Wolcott, M.P., A. Bozo, J. Linville. 2000. Spatial variation in wood composites. Ibero-American Forest Products Conference.  Univ. of Bio-Bio, Conception, Chile.

Harper, D.P., M.P. Wolcott, and T.G. Rials.  2000.  Assessment of pMDI cure in saturated steam environments.  Wood Adhesives 2000. South Lake Tahoe, NV.  June 22-23.

Wolcott, M.P. 2000. Engineered wood composites for naval waterfront facilities.  Progress in Woodfibre-Plastic Composites Conference sponsored by Materials and Manufacturing Ontario and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. May 25-26.

Adcock, T., M.P. Wolcott, and J.C. Hermanson. 1999. Simplex analysis of a multi-component wood-plastic system in relation to material properties. 5th International Conference on Woodfiber-Plastic Composites, Madison, WI.

Adcock, T., M.P. Wolcott, and M.T. Lentz. 1999. The use of hybrid resin systems for strawboard manufacture. Eastern Canadian Section Meeting of the Forest Products Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Adcock, T., M.P. Wolcott, and S.M. Peyer.  1999. Urea formaldehyde / diphenylmethane diisocyanate copolymer adhesives: Possible use as an adhesive system for straw based particleboard. 3rd European Panel Products Symposium, Llandudno, Wales. October 6-8.

Cofer, W.F., D.G. Pollock, M.P. Wolcott, Y. Du, and V. Yadama. 1999. Modeling non-linear connection performance in wood structures.  Partnership for Natural Disaster Reduction, University Research Consortium (URC) Collaborator's Meeting, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Idaho Falls, ID.

Hermanson, J.C, T. Adcock, and M.P. Wolcott.  1999.  Material modeling of wood-plastic composites.  Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Mechanics, Cincinnati, OH.

Peyer, S.M., M.P. Wolcott, and D.J. Fenoglio.  1999.  Treating aspen flakes with polycarboxylic acid resin to improve dimensional stability.  33rd International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, April 13-15.

Smith, P.M., G.M. Carter, T.M. Smith, and M.P. Wolcott.  1999.  Applications needs and market pull for wood-plastic composites. 33rd International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium.  Washington State University, Pullman, WA. April 13-15.

Wolcott, M.P. and K. Englund.  1999.  A technology review for wood-plastic composites. 33rd International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium Proceedings.  Washington State University, Pullman, WA, April 13-15.

Suzhou, Y., T.G. Rials, and M.P. Wolcott. 1999.  Crystallization behavior of polypropylene and its effect on wood fiber composite properties. 5th International conference on Woodfiber-plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 26-27.

Wolcott, M.P.  1999.  Engineered wood-plastic composites for waterfront facilities. 5th International conference on Woodfiber-plastic Composites, Madison, WI, May 26-27.

Harper, D.P., M.P. Wolcott, and T.G. Rials.  1998.  Chemical and physical interpretation of MDI cure in saturated steam environments.  2nd European Panel Products Symposium, Llaundudno, Wales, October 21-22.

Wolcott, M.P.  1997.  Creep in wood-plastic composites.  4th Biannual Conference for Wood-Fiber/Plastic Composites. Madison, WI.  May 12-14.

Rials, T.G. and M.P. Wolcott.  1997.  Viewing wood-plastics as interpenetrating networks. 4th Biannual Conference for Wood-Fiber/Plastic Composites. Madison, WI.  May 12-14.

Wolcott, M.P.  1997.  Hardwood engineered lumber products.  Eastern Hardwood Products Conference.  Harrisburg, PA.  April 28-30.

Hua, W. and M.P. Wolcott.  1996.  Creep mechanisms in OSB.  50th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society.  Minneapolis, MN.

Englund, K. and M.P. WolcottThe use of synthetic gypsum as an inorganic binder in waste-paper fiberboard.  50th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society.  Minneapolis, MN.

Wolcott, M.P. and C.C. Hassler.  1996.  Reusable timber bridges for logging operations.   50th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society.  Minneapolis, MN.

Wolcott, M.P. and T.M. Maloney.  1996.  Wood composites:  Past, present, and future.  50th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society.  Minneapolis, MN.

Wolcott, M.P. and E. Lang.  1996.  The application of viscoelastcity to the consolidation of wood composites.  1996 Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Society of Experimental Mechanics, Nashville, TN.

Wolcott, M.P.  1996.  The role of thermoplastics in convention wood composites.  30th International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium.  Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

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