Winner in Timber Research

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The ARC Future Timber Hub are proud to advise that Adam Faircloth, a Timber Engineer with the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (DAF) Forestry Research team at the Salisbury Research Facility, has been announced the winner and Australian representative for his research within the Future Timber Hub at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ 3rd Australian Young Researchers Conference.

Mr. Faircloth has been working on the hub project titled “Non-destructive evaluation of elastic material properties and acoustic characterisation of wood based massive panels" under the supervision of Dr. Chandan Kumar a Senior Scientist and the projects leader at DAF.

Mr. Faircloth will now travel to the United Kingdom in March 2020 to present his research and represent Australia at the 22nd Young Researchers Conference held at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ headquarters in London. This is a unique event that offers young researchers feedback from worldwide academics and industry leaders.

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 3rd Australian Young Researchers Conference, where Mr. Faircloth presented, was held at Griffith University - Gold Coast Campus.  It brought together PhD and MPhil students at varying levels of completion of their work from The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Additional Articles

Daily Timber News - published 21 Jan 2020 - "Young Queensland engineer wins with timber panels research"

Timber & Forestry Enews - published 24 Jan 2020, issue 592, pg 15 - "Recognised for CLT evaluation research"

Friday Off Cuts - published 31 Jan 2020 - "DAF researcher wins national award"

Manufactures' Monthly - published 21 Jan 2020 - "New research a win for timber manufacturers"