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Nathan Kotlarewski

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Nathan Kotlarewski

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Timber Design and Product Engineering
Architecture & Design

Inveresk Campus

+61 3 6324 4473 (phone)

Nathan.Kotlarewski@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Timber, Pulp and Paper (091210)
  • Industrial Design (120305)
  • Design Innovation (120302)
  • Wood Processing (070510)
  • Construction Materials (090503)
  • Engineering Design Knowledge (120402)
  • Architecture (120199)
  • Design Practice and Management (120399)
  • Building Science and Techniques (120202)
  • Forestry Product Quality Assessment (070506)
  • Design History and Theory (120301)
  • Interior Design (120106)
  • Agroforestry (070501)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Structural Engineering (090506)
  • Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
  • Architectural Design (120101)

Research Objectives

  • Timber Materials (870305)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design (970112)
  • Wood Sawing and Veneer (860505)
  • Wood, Wood Products and Paper (860599)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Commercial Construction Processes (870402)
  • Commercial Construction Design (870202)
  • Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard) (860504)
  • Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper) (860501)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • Construction (879999)

Publications

Total publications

39

Journal Article

(13 outputs)
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2019Derikvand M, Jiao H, Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Chan A, et al., 'Bending performance of nail‑laminated timber constructed of fast‑grown plantation eucalypt', European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 77, (3) pp. 421-437. ISSN 0018-3768 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00107-019-01408-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Jiao H; Lee M; Chan A; Nolan G

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2019Derikvand M, Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Jiao H, Nolan G, 'Characterisation of physical and mechanical properties of unthinned and unpruned plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens H.Deane and Maiden lumber', Forests, 10, (2) Article 194. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10020194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M; Jiao H; Nolan G

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2019Kotlarewski N, Derikvand M, Lee M, Whiteroad I, 'Machinability study of Australia's dominate plantation timber resources', Forest, 10 pp. 1-16. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10090805 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M

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2019Kotlarewski NJ, Derikvand M, Lee M, Nolan G, Hague JRB, '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, 137 pp. 153-157. ISSN 0964-8305 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2019.01.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M; Nolan G

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2019Zareah H, Lee M, Nolan G, Moradpour P, Kotlarewski N, et al., 'Flexural performance of cross-laminated timber constructed from fibre-managed plantation eucalyptus', Construction and Building Materials, 208 pp. 535-542. ISSN 0950-0618 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.03.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lee M; Nolan G

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2019Derikvand M, Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Jiao H, Chan A, et al., 'Short-term and long-term bending properties of nail-laminated timber constructed of fast-grown plantation eucalypt', Construction and Building Materials, 211 pp. 952-964. ISSN 0950-0618 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.03.305 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M; Jiao H; Chan A; Nolan G

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2018Derikvand M, Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Jiao H, Chan A, et al., 'Visual stress grading of fibre-managed plantation Eucalypt timber for structural building applications', Construction and Building Materials, 167 pp. 688-699. ISSN 0950-0618 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.090 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M; Jiao H; Chan A; Nolan G

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2018Derikvand M, Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Jiao H, Nolan G, 'Flexural and visual characteristics of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus timber', Wood Material Science and Engineering pp. 1-10. ISSN 1748-0272 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17480272.2018.1542618 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Derikvand M; Lee M; Jiao H; Nolan G

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2017Derikvand M, Nolan G, Jiao H, Kotlarewski N, 'What to do with structurally low-grade wood from Australia's plantation Eucalyptus; building application?', BioResources, 12, (1) pp. 4-7. ISSN 1930-2126 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Derikvand M; Nolan G; Jiao H

2017Kotlarewski N, Lee M, Nolan G, 'Grade-reducing features in timber products', New Zealand Journal of Forestry, 62, (3) pp. 33-35. ISSN 1174-7986 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lee M; Nolan G

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2016Kotlarewski NJ, Belleville B, Gusamo BK, Ozarska B, 'Mechanical properties of Papua New Guinea balsa wood', European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 74, (1) pp. 83-89. ISSN 0018-3768 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00107-015-0983-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2016Kotlarewski NJ, Kuys B, Thong C, 'Design innovation: a tool for value-adding to the Papua New Guinea balsa wood industry', Journal of Design, Business and Society, 2, (2) pp. 183-196. ISSN 2055-2106 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1386/dbs.2.2.183_1 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Kotlarewski NJ, Ozarska B, Gusamo BK, 'Thermal conductivity of Papua New Guinea balsa wood measured using the needle probe procedure', BioResources, 9, (4) pp. 5784-5793. ISSN 1930-2126 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00226-013-0574-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 84Web of Science - 76

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Conference Publication

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Balasso M, Hunt M, Nolan G, Kotlarewski N, Jacobs A, et al., 'Evaluation of non-destructive techniques and visual assessments of grade fibre-grown Eucalyptus logs for structural products', Proceedings of the 21st International Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, 24-28 September 2019, Freiburg, Germany (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balasso M; Hunt M; Nolan G; O'Reilly-Wapstra J

2019Kotlarewski N, 'Industry Collaboration: Opportunities for new Tasmanian solid-wood products', STEM State Future Forum, 25 September, Launceston, Tasmania (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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2019Kotlarewski N, 'Products and Manufacturing in the Tasmanian Hardwood Industry', Centre for Forest Value Annual Roadshow, 11 September, University of Tasmania (2019) [Plenary Presentation]

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2019Balasso M, Hunt M, Nolan G, Kotlarewski N, Jacobs A, et al., 'Use of non-destructive techniques to optimise the production of structural products from Eucalyptus plantations grown for fibre', Proceedings of the XXV IUFRO World Congress, 29 September - 05 October 2019, Curitiba, Brazil (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balasso M; Hunt M; Nolan G; O'Reilly-Wapstra J

2018Balasso M, Hunt M, Nolan G, Kotlarewski N, Jacobs A, 'From the forest to products: how segregation systems will allow the characterisation of fibre-grown plantations for higher value production', Proceedings of the 61st International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology and Japan Wood Research Society, 05-09 November 2018, Nagoya, Japan (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balasso M; Hunt M; Nolan G

2018Balasso M, Hunt M, Nolan G, Kotlarewski N, Jacobs A, 'Alignment of resources for higher quality production: change and challenges in alternative uses of fibre-grown E. nitens plantations', Proceedings of the 12th Graduate Research Conference of University of Tasmania, 06-07 September 2018, Hobart (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balasso M; Hunt M; Nolan G

2018Davis K, Kotlarewski N, Orr K, Nolan G, Leavengood S, 'Optimizing Perception Oriented Classification of Sawn Boards from Fibre-Managed Plantation Resources', Proceedings of the 2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention, 5-9 November 2018, Nagoya University, pp. 164-171. ISBN 978-0-9817876-8-8 (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davis K; Orr K; Nolan G

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2018Davis KJ, Kotlarewski N, Orr K, Nolan G, 'Characterization of fibre-managed plantation Eucalyptus globulus for non-structural applications from Tasmania, Australia', 2018 FPS International Convention Program, 11-14 June 2018, Madison, WI, USA, pp. 6. (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davis KJ; Orr K; Nolan G

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2018Derikvand M, Bignell M, Balasso M, Kotlarewski N, Jiao H, et al., 'Multi-disciplinary optimisation of nail-laminated timber-concrete composite panels constructed of fibre-managed plantation eucalypt', Proceedings of the 61st International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology and Japan Wood Research Society, 5-9 November 2018, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Derikvand M; Bignell M; Balasso M; Jiao H; Lee M; Nolan G

2018Kotlarewski N, 'TIA Future Forum Big Ideas: from plantation hardwood chip to sustainable buildings', TIA Future Forum, 27 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018Kotlarewski N, 'Industrial Design in the Tasmanian Hardwood Industry', UQ Mini-Symposium on Digital Fabrication, 23 July, Brisbane (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018Kotlarewski N, Kuys B, Ozarska B, Holloway D, 'Manipulating Papua New Guinea Balsa by Design for Acoustic Absorption in the Built Environment', Proceedings of the 2018 Society of Wood Science and Technology/Japan Wood Research Society International Convention, 5-9 November 2018, Nagoya University, pp. 278-288. ISBN 978-0-9817876-8-8 (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Holloway D

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2018Kotlarewski N, Taylor L, Booth P, 'Embracing natural timber features of plantation hardwood: Material-aware digital workflows in product design and development', ASA2018: Engaging Architectural Science, 28 November - 1 December 2018, RMIT (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Taylor L; Booth P

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2017Davis K, Nolan G, Kotlarewski N, Orr K, 'What is the Potential for Australia's Plantation Hardwoods in Appearance Applications?', IUFRO Division 5 Conference 2017, 12-16 June 2017, Vancouver, Canada (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davis K; Nolan G; Orr K

2017Kotlarewski N, Wallis L, Lee M, Nolan G, Last M, 'Collaborative design education with industry: student perspective by reflection', Proceedings of Re: Research - the 2017 International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference, 31 October-03 November, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, pp. 644-654. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wallis L; Lee M; Nolan G

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2016Jenkin B, Kotlarewski N, Bull L, 'Balsa as a 'cash crop': the experience of Papua New Guinean smallholder growers', Australia Forest Growers Biennial National Conference, 23-27 October, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Kotlarewski N, 'NCC 2016 & Mid-rise Timber Buildings', Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Tasmanian Chapter Conference, 16 September, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Kotlarewski N, Thong C, Kuys B, Danahay E, 'Contrasting similarities and differences between academia and industry: evaluating processes used for product development', DRS 2016 Proceedings, 27-30 June 2016, Brighton, UK, pp. 1-15. ISSN 2398-3132 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Kotlarewski N, Kuys B, Thong C, 'Design innovation: a tool for value-adding to the Papua New Guinea balsa wood industry', Proceedings of the Design for Business: Research Conference, 12-13 May 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Kotlarewski N, Thong C, Kuys B, 'Industry feedback for academic product development: influencing design decisions', Proceedings of the IASDR 2015 Congress, 02-05 November 2015, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-17. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Kuys B, Thong C, Kotlarewski N, Thompson-Whiteside S, 'Research-led practice in design research used to best demonstrate design theories', Proceedings of 'Design's Big Debates', Design Research Society Conference, 16-19 June 2014, Umea University, Sweden, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9789176010686 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Jiao H, Nolan G, Lee M, Kotlarewski N, Derikvand M, 'Developing high-mass laminated flooring products from fibre-managed plantation hardwood', Forest & Wood Products Australia, Melbourne, Australia, PNB387-1516 (2019) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jiao H; Nolan G; Lee M; Derikvand M

Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Kotlarewski N, Power J, Mate K, Clayton I, Lee M, 'Neville Smith Forest Products', Neville Smith Forest Products (2019) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Power J; Mate K; Clayton I; Lee M

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Kotlarewski NJ, 'New Product Development for Papua New Guinea Balsa to Improve Smallholder Livelihoods' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Kotlarewski N, Power J, Lee M, Nolan G, Ozarska B, et al., 'Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing: Opportunity Analysis', Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited, Melbourne, July, pp. 1-84. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Power J; Lee M; Nolan G

2013Kotlarewski NJ, 'Papua New Guinea Observation Report ACIAR Project FST/2009/016', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia (2013) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$451,000

Projects

Drying protocols for Tasmanian hardwood (2018 - 2019)$80,000
Description
NSFP has asked the University of Tasmanias Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood to assist with commissioning and optimisation of the predryers and establishing their use in day-to-day production and to assist in preparation and embed of DQA and training in its business.
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($40,000); Neville Smith Forest Products ($40,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kotlarewski NJ; Lee MW
Period
2018 - 2019
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
Neville Smith Forest Products Colour Project (2017 - 2018)$6,000
Description
Neville-Smith Forest Products (NSFP) have requested a project that aligns their Tasmanian Oak resource with current trending colour palettes for the built environment. The aim of this project is to develop contemporary interior colour themes for NSFP Tasmanian Oak from research evidence based themes. Post project iterations may consider future colour trends.
Funding
Neville Smith Forest Products ($6,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kotlarewski NJ; Power J; Mate KJH; Lee MW
Period
2017 - 2018
Improving management options for eucalypt and acacia plantations in Vietnam and Indonesia (2017 - 2018)$35,000
Description
To examine if solid wood products can be successfully processed from earlier age acacia and eucalypt plantations in Vietnam and Indonesia
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($35,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Blackburn DP; Kotlarewski NJ
Period
2017 - 2018

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPotential for Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication Workflows in Small/Medium Scale Planer Timber Construction System2016
PhDResource Recovery and Product Development from Pruned and Thinned Eucalyptus nitens2017
PhDDesigning out Risk in Technology Transfer: Prototyping innovative applications of timber in complex buildings2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDOptimising Laminated High-Mass Timber Components Assembled from a Fibre-Grown Resource for Building Applications
Candidate: Mohammad Derikvand
2019