Dr. Albert L. DeBonis

Al DeBonis is currently the president of Wood Advisory Services, Inc., which he founded in 1984. Al has a Ph.D. in Wood Science and Engineering from Colorado State University. He was manger of the Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Forest Products. Al has carried out both basic and applied research over the years on many products, but his current focus is on the proper use of wood products in construction. Below is an abbreviated version of Alís curriculum vitae. Please contact us at (845)677-3091 for a copy of his full CV.
CURRICULUM VITAE:
         (abbreviated)
ALBERT LOUIS DEBONIS
ADDRESS:Wood Advisory Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 1322
3700 Route 44
Millbrook, N.Y. 12545
 
TELEPHONE:TEL: (845) 677-3091
FAX: (845) 677-6547
 
EDUCATION:Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1978, Wood Science/Engineering.
M.S., Colorado State University, 1974, Wood Mechanics.
B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1972, Wood Technology.
A.A.S., Paul Smith's College, 1970, Forestry.
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
June 1984 - PresentWOOD ADVISORY SERVICES, INC.
Millbrook, New York
Position: President
February 1979 - June 1984VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Forest Products
Blacksburg, Virginia
Position: Assistant Professor
April 1977 - February 1979WESTERN WOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
Portland, Oregon
Position: Manager, Engineering Research & Development
September 1972 - March 1977COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Wood Science
Fort Collins, Colorado
Position: Graduate Research Assistant
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
  1. American Society for Testing and Materials, former chairman & multiple committee responsibilities
  2. Forest Products Society, multiple committee responsibilities
  3. Society of Wood Science and Technology, multiple committee responsibilities
  4. American Society of Civil Engineers, multiple committee responsibilities
  5. American National Standards Institute, member ANSI A14.1
  6. Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Institute, member board of directors
  7. Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association, associate member
  8. National Association of Home Builders, member
  9. New York State Builders Association, member
  10. Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, MSR committee
  11. Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, technical committee
  12. Truss Plate Institute, associate member
  13. National Frame Builders Association, member
  14. American Wood Council of the American Forest & Paper Association, design professional
 
TECHNICAL ARTICLE AND GRANT REVIEWER - PEER REVIEW PROCESS
     [Solicited by the Organizations listed below]
  1. Forest Products Society
  2. Society of Wood Science & Technology
  3. American Society for Testing and Materials
  4. USDA Cooperative State Research Service
  5. USDA Competitive Grants Program
  6. USDA Forest Products Laboratory
  7. Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station


HONORS AND AWARDS:
AWARD OF APPRECIATION, For Outstanding Service to ASTM (1988).
GAMMA SIGMA DELTA, National Agricultural Honor Society (1984).
OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA AWARD (1980).
SIGMA XI, National Scientific Research Honor Society (1974).
ALPHA ZETA, National Agricultural Honor Society (1972)
MAGNA CUM LAUDE, University of Massachusetts, (1972).
DIRECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: A biographical record of contemporary achievement.

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS - (8)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES - (11)
PROCEEDINGS ARTICLES - (7)
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS - (1)
PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL ARTICLES (NON-REFEREED) - (4)
OTHER TECHNICAL ARTICLES - (147)
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (33)

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