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Phil Mitchell

Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Department of Forest Biomaterials

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) 1022N


Area(s) of Expertise

Value-added wood products, lumber cut-up improvement, lumber drying, wood properties and behavior, cross laminated timer.

Dr. Phil Mitchell, Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor at NC State University, works with the value-added wood products industry.  He has taught industry-oriented workshops covering a variety of topics including: lumber drying; lumber cut-up optimization; lumber grading: wood gluing, wood-moisture relations, lean implementation, and CNC manufacturing.  He is author of Rough Mill Improvement Guide for Managers and Supervisors, and Strategies for the New American Furniture Industry.  Current major program areas are cross laminated timbers and the marketing of North Carolina forest products.

Prior to joining NC State in 1996, Dr. Mitchell worked at Weyerhaeuser Company and at Mississippi State University conducting research to improve lumber drying and evaluating drying impacts on wood strength and quality.  Dr. Mitchell received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va. Tech).

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