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Extension - Sustainable Biomaterials

The mission of the Departmental extension program at Virginia Tech is to serve Virginia citizens and businesses that work with and use wood and other sustainable biomaterials. Our extension and outreach faculty work with people and groups through education in the efficient manufacture and sustainable use of a variety of products in the business and management realm, in Lean manufacturing of many different products, and in "green," sustainable enterprise, particularly associated with the region and the countries' sustainable biomaterials and forest resources.

Dr. Brian Bond
Areas of Expertise:

  • Wood drying
  • Wood Processing and Manufacturing
  • Wood Identification
  • Performance of Wood in Use
  • Wood Flooring


Phone: (540) 231-8752

Dr. Urs Buehlmann
Areas of Expertise:

  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Business Benchmarking
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Globalization


Phone: (540) 231-9759

Dr. Henry Quesada
Areas of Expertise:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Organizational Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Management


Phone: (540) 231-0978