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Laszlo Horvath

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
Before moving to Virginia Tech, Dr. Horvath received a Master of Science in Wood Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management in 2007 from the University of West Hungary. During his education, his research focused on engineering and business aspects of wood manufacturing and wood structural design. In 2010, Dr. Horvath received a Ph.D. in Forest Biomaterials from North Carolina State University. His Ph.D. research focused on the effect of chemical content and composition on micromechanical properties of genetically engineered wood, micromechanical finite element modeling of lignocellulosic cell wall, and the use of vibrational spectroscopy in plant research. Currently, he is focusing on the development of a new packaging curriculum at the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech. His main research areas include the investigation of interactions between pallet, packaging and material handling systems, life cycle analysis of pallet production and repair.
Image of Laszlo Horvath Laszlo Horvath Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design http://sbio.vt.edu/ Virginia Tech Sustainable Biomaterials
work: 540-231-7673
fax 540-231-8868
work Brooks Forest Products Center (0503) 1650 Research Center Dr. Blacksburg VA 24061

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Phone: 540-231-7673
Fax: 540-231-8868
Office:
Brooks Forest Products Center (0503)
Virginia Tech
1650 Research Center Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Email: laszlo_horvath@vt.edu

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Academic Background
B.S. - Wood Technology - University of West Hungary, 2005

M.S. - Wood Engineering - University of West Hungary, 2007

Ph.D. - Forest Biomaterials - North Carolina State University, 2010
Graduate Students

Jonghun Park
Ph.D. Candidate

Matt Baker
M.S. Candidate

Areas of Expertise

Interactions between package, pallet, and material handling systems
Computer modeling of the mechanical performance
Pallet and Container Design
Life Cycle analysis
Packaging Dynamics
Packaging Distribution Systems
Biobased Composites
Structural Design

Proposals Funded
Refereed Journal Publications
Other Publications
Conference Proceedings
Presentations
Awards and Honors
Short Courses / Continuing Education
University Service
Professional Services

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