Regions Professor, Forest Products
Director, Forest Products Development Center
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B.S., Forest Products, Virginia Tech
M.S., Wood Engineering/Mechanics, Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Forest Material Chemometrics, Louisiana State University Agricultural and Mechanical College
Expertise: Via is an expert in areas of feedstock quality, structural wood composites and timber, sustainable adhesives, and statistical modeling for chemistry (chemometrics).
Teaching Responsibilities: Via’s teaching focus includes general areas such as Forest Products, Biobased Composites, and Chemometrics.
Research Interests: Via is interested in new product development, nano-composites, the effects of wood quality on wood composite performance, and bio-composites.