OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Simonsen, John

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

120 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-4217
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Education: 
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Colorado, 1975
B.S., Chemistry, University of Missouri, 1969
Research Areas: 
  • Composite Materials
  • Forest-based Bio-Products
Research Interests: 
  • 3D Printing
  • Biopolymers
  • Nanocellulose
  • Wood-based Composites

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
WSE 266 (Ecampus)
Industrial Hemp
Introduction to the botany, biology and agronomy of the hemp plant, and the origins, historical contexts and implications of contemporary legal and social issues surrounding its use for food, fiber, and building products.
WSE 465
Renewable Materials Manufacturing Experience
Learning about and visiting a number of renewable materials industrial and commercial operations representing all parts of the renewable materials value chain. The class will meet daily for one 5-day week immediately prior to the start of fall term.
WSE 522
Wood Science II
WSE 530
Polymer Composites
WSE 507/607-2
Seminar