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Kyra Wood

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Kyra Wood

Post-doctoral Fellow in Timber Design and Construction
CSAW

Room IC202 , Architecture & Design

+61 03 6324 4487 (phone)

kyra.wood@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

Delivery and management of projects funded by the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI).

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Fields of Research

  • Timber, Pulp and Paper (091210)
  • Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
  • Building Science and Techniques (120202)
  • Industrial Design (120305)
  • Construction Materials (090503)
  • Architectural Design (120101)

Research Objectives

  • Wood Sawing and Veneer (860505)
  • Timber Materials (870305)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design (970112)

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,545,250

Projects

Sensing technology and digital tools to support decision-making in hardwood timber drying (2019 - 2021)$358,750
Description
A Tasmanian based project aiming to develop and validate a timber drying technology suite with an accompanying decision support tool app, for higher value product recovery across the wider timber industry in Australia and overseas.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($315,000)
Collaborators
Britton Timbers ($20,000); McKay Investments Pty Ltd ($3,750); Porta Mouldings Pty Ltd ($5,000); Sustainable Timber Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nolan G; Kefayati G; Tolooiyan AS; Lee MW; Vega Rivero MH; Williams DR; Wood K
Period
2019 - 2021
Developing Laminated structural elements from fibre-managed plantation hardwood (2019 - 2021)$245,000
Description
This project will develop the grading, jointing and gluing expertise and results necessary for the productionof structurally reliable glue laminated elements from boards from a fibre-managed plantation hardwoodresource.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($200,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jiao H; Nolan G; Sigrist C; Taoum A; Wood K
Period
2019 - 2021
New methods of reliably demonstrating species durability in commercially relevant timeframes. (2019 - 2021)$275,000
Description
This project explores ways in which to demonstrate acceptable durability of natural and modified Tasmanian hardwood species in commercially relevant timeframes, tests material not covered by current durability standards, and establishes longer duration comparative trials of testing processes and material performance.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($275,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation
Research Team
Wood K; Morrell J; Nolan G
Period
2019 - 2021
Increasing the durability and other material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwoods (2018 - 2021)$330,000
Description
This project focuses on increasing the desirable material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwood species: Tasmanian oak and plantation hardwoods, for use in several product groups: sawn appearance board, cladding, veneer-based products and glue assembled products: glulam and cross laminated timber (CLT).
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($320,000)
Collaborators
Neville Smith Forest Products ($5,000); Sustainable Timber Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nolan G; Kotlarewski NJ; Lee MW; Vega Rivero MH; Ozarska B; Belleville B; Wood K
Period
2018 - 2021
Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing (2018 - 2021)$336,500
Description
This project will develop a new generation of hardwood appearance products for manufacture in-state using current and new technologies from the available native, reclaimed, and plantation resources.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($270,000)
Collaborators
Britton Timbers ($10,000); Forico Pty Ltd ($10,000); McKay Investments Pty Ltd ($10,000); SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd ($10,000); Ta Ann Tasmania ($6,500); Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wallis LH; Sawyer M; Nolan G; Wood K; Lee MW; Ozarska B; Belleville B; Power J
Period
2018 - 2021