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New Leadership for Composite Materials and Engineering Center January 30 2023

2023 Lucintel Composites Market Insights, January 30, 2023

Vikram Yadama has been named director, and Julia Day has been named associate director of Washington State University’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC).
Yadama has been with WSU since 2002 where his research focuses on the mechanics of wood and wood composites. He has received more than $8 million in research funding and has published more than 50 refereed journal articles, a book chapter, and a dozen peer-reviewed conference proceedings and extension publications. He holds a dual appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and WSU Extension and is site director for the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, an NSF-sponsored industry-university cooperative research center with the North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and the University of Georgia.
Day is an associate professor in the School of Design and Construction and directs the Integrated Design and Construction Laboratory. She has participated in and co-led many energy efficiency efforts, including the International Energy Agency, Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme Annex 79: Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation. She is also involved in leadership roles with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the National Science Foundation’s Research Coordination Network on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE).