Mohammadali Azadfar, Ph.D.

Mohammadali Azadfar, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of environmental & renewable resources in the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville and runs the college's Wood Technology Center. Dr. Azadfar is responsible for reviewing initial projects’ requirements, managing change orders, supply materials, tooling selection, drawings and programming to create a clearly defined path of small and large-scale constructions. His current teaching responsibilities include courses within the wood products and residential construction curriculum, specifically in courses regarding primary, secondary, and advanced wood processing. Dr. Azadfar has always enjoyed working in a wide variety of creative disciplines ranging from lignocellulosic materials science and engineering to wood processing and manufacturing. He has actively created meaningful projects, embraced innovative approaches, and disseminated his work and research findings through academic and professional channels. His research interests are closely tied up with his pedagogical philosophy in which collaboration is one of the key components.

Prior to joining Morrisville in 2019, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Composite Materials and Engineering Center's Wood Materials Engineering Lab at Washington State University (Pullman, Wash.). He received his Ph.D. in bioenergy and bioproducts engineering from the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University in 2016 and completed his M.S. and B.S. in natural resources engineering in Iran in 2009 and 2003, respectively.

Technical Interests

  • Forest biomaterials science and engineering
  • Wood products and sustainable materials 
  • Recycling technology
  • Bioenergy 
  • Education and promotion of engineered wood products
  • Implement QFD and technology roadmapping in forest products   
  • Industrial extension/outreach in forest products

Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical properties of sustainable materials
  • Chemistry of sustainable materials 
  • Engineered wood composites 
  • Anatomy and properties of renewable materials