Linda C. Caudill

Senior Research Associate and Managing Director, Wood-Based Composites Center, M.S. (Virginia Tech)
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Linda C. Caudill
Brooks Forest Products Center (0503)
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA

A Senior Research Associate, Linda serves as the managing director of the Wood-Based Composites Center (WBC), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). Formerly with Weyerhaeuser Company, she provides a bridge between the academic and industrial partners of the multi-university center. Linda works with WBC students from multiple universities to discover career paths and jobs in the wood-based composites, and related, industries.  She has served as faculty advisor to the Contemporary Dance Ensemble of Virginia Tech since 2010. Linda holds a B.S. degree in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts and a M.S. degree in Forest Products from Virginia Tech.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wood-based composites
  • Manufacturing processes and process optimization
  • Quality control
  • Manufacturing management and leadership
  • Research center administration


  • B.S. University of Massachusetts, 1984
  • M.S.  Virginia Tech, 1987

First Year Seminar (The "Wing")
UNIV 1704 Fall 2007
Instructor: Linda Caudill
Number of Students: 14

Wood-Based Composites Center NSF REU Supplement
Investigator(s): Frazier, C.E., Caudill, L
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Amount: $14,189
October 1, 2011 - June 30, 2015

Wood-Based Composites Center (WBC)
Investigator(s): Charles E. Frazier, Linda Caudill, et al
Sponsor: Contributions from 17 companies
Amount: $1,574,250

  • Caudill, L.C. 2012. Wood-Based Composites Supports Continuous Improvement Efforts. PanelWorld March(2012):30-31.

  • Caudill, L.C. 2011. Technology Transfer: A look at the R&D priorities of the Wood-Based Composites Center. Engineered Wood Journal 14(2):36-37.