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Researcher: Lee, MW (Mr Michael Lee)

Fields of Research

Timber, Pulp and Paper
Wood Processing
Construction Materials
Design Practice and Management
Industrial Design
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Interior Design
Structural Engineering
Building Science and Techniques
Architectural Design
Decision Support and Group Support Systems

Research Objectives

Wood Sawing and Veneer
Timber Materials
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Hardwood Plantations
Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard)
Commercial Construction Processes
Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Conserving the Historic Environment
Construction
Application Tools and System Utilities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Bending performance of nail‑laminated timber constructed of fast‑grown plantation eucalypt; European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Bifenthrin treatment for balsa: Susceptibility of Papua New Guinea-grown 2 Ochroma pyramidale to attack by Coptotermes acinaciformis (Blattodea: 3 Rhinotermitidae) in an Australian context; International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
Characterisation of physical and mechanical properties of unthinned and unpruned plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens H.Deane and Maiden lumber; Forests
Collaborative design education with industry: student perspective by reflection; Re: Research - the 2017 International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference
Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing: Opportunity Analysis
Developing high-mass laminated flooring products from fibre-managed plantation hardwood
Developments in hardwood drying
Flexural and visual characteristics of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus timber; Wood Material Science and Engineering
Flexural performance of cross-laminated timber constructed from fibre-managed plantation eucalyptus; Construction and Building Materials
Grade-reducing features in timber products; New Zealand Journal of Forestry
Machinability study of Australia’s dominate plantation timber resources; Forests
Multi-disciplinary optimisation of nail-laminated timber-concrete composite panels constructed of fibre-managed plantation eucalypt; 61st International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology and Japan Wood Research Society
Neville Smith Forest Products
Researchers in Business Project: Timber Drying at Porta Mouldings Bridgewater Site, Project: Optimisation of drying process and improvements in the dried quality of Tasmanian oak
Short-term and long-term bending properties of nail-laminated timber constructed of fast-grown plantation eucalypt; Construction and Building Materials
Testing of Imported Plantation Eucalypt Timber Phase 2: Report for Porta Mouldings, Project 1: The physical properties of imported eucalypt hardwoods
Testing of Imported Plantation Eucalypt Timber: Report for Porta Mouldings, Project 2: The staining and finishing of imported eucalypt hardwoods
Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications; Construction and Building Materials

Research Projects

Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Increasing the durability and other material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwoods; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Managing timbers moisture content in the supply chain, construction and in service; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Minimising market-limiting discolouration in appearance Tasmanian hardwood; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
Sensing technology and digital tools to support decision-making in hardwood timber drying; FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (FWPA - NIFPI)
The potential to recover veneer based product from low grade native forest logs; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Drying protocols for Tasmanian hardwood
Drying protocols for Tasmanian hardwood
Educational Resources for the Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
Market and material characteristics of recovered eucalypt and myrtle timber
Neville Smith Forest Products Colour Project
Porta Mouldings Innovation Voucher Project
Researcher in Business - Brittons Queensland
Researcher in Business - Brittons Tasmania
Researcher in Business: Improving Drying Systems at Porta Mouldings
Sense-T Stage 2: Forest and Wood Products
SFM Hydrowood processing and quality assurance program
Timber Inspection Gore Street Heritage Building

Research Candidate Supervision