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Researcher: Kotlarewski, NJ (Dr Nathan Kotlarewski)

Fields of Research

Industrial Design
Design Innovation
Timber, Pulp and Paper
Architecture
Engineering Design Knowledge
Structural Engineering
Interior Design
Design History and Theory
Agroforestry
Design Practice and Management
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Architectural Design
Construction Materials

Research Objectives

Timber Materials
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Wood Sawing and Veneer
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Technological and Organisational Innovation
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard)
Hardwood Plantations

Career Best Publications

Mechanical properties of Papua New Guinea balsa wood; European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

Research Publications

Characterization of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus for non-structural applications from Tasmania, Australia; Forest Products Society 72nd International Convention
Collaborative design education with industry: student perspective by reflection; Re: Research - the 2017 International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference
Contrasting similarities and differences between academia and industry: evaluating processes used for product development; DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking
Design innovation: a tool for value-adding to the Papua New Guinea balsa wood industry; Design for Business: Research Conference 2015
Design innovation: a tool for value-adding to the Papua New Guinea balsa wood industry; Journal of Design, Business and Society
Embracing natural timber features of plantation hardwood: Material-aware digital workflows in product design and development; ASA2018: Engaging Architectural Science
Flexural and visual characteristics of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus timber; Wood Material Science and Engineering
Grade-reducing features in timber products; New Zealand Journal of Forestry
Industry feedback for academic product development: influencing design decisions; IASDR 2015 Congress
Manipulating Papua New Guinea Balsa by Design for Acoustic Absorption in the Built Environment; 2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention
Mechanical properties of Papua New Guinea balsa wood; European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
New Product Development for Papua New Guinea Balsa to Improve Smallholder Livelihoods
Optimizing Perception Oriented Classification of Sawn Boards from Fibre-Managed Plantation Resources; 2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention
Papua New Guinea Observation Report ACIAR Project FST/2009/016
Research-led practice in design research used to best demonstrate design theories; 'Design's Big Debates', Design Research Society Conference
Thermal conductivity of Papua New Guinea balsa wood measured using the needle probe procedure; BioResources
Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications; Construction and Building Materials
What is the Potential for Australia’s Plantation Hardwoods in Appearance Applications?; IUFRO Division 5 Conference 2017
What to do with structurally low-grade wood from Australia's plantation Eucalyptus; building application?; BioResources

Research Projects

Drying protocols for Tasmanian hardwood
Improving management options for eucalypt and acacia plantations in Vietnam and Indonesia
Neville Smith Forest Products Colour Project

Research Candidate Supervision