- | Department of Sustainable Biomaterials | Virginia Tech

Dr. Zink-Sharp teaches undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education classes in sustainable biomaterial cell structure, properties, and processing. Her primary research emphasis is wood cell wall architecture and development of improved wood-based composites.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative Wood Anatomy
  • Micro-Mechanics
  • Video Microscopy for Strain Measurement
  • Forest ecological disturbances and wood anatomy


  • B.S. - Colorado State University, 1983
  • M.S. - Colorado State University, 1986
  • Ph.D. - State University of New York, 1992

Graduate Students

  • Yu (Angela) Zhou
  • Ph.D. Candidate

  • Kyle Mirabile
  • M.S. Candidate


Proposals Funded

Refereed Journal Publications

Trade Journal Publications

Other Publications

Conference Proceedings


Awards and Honors

Graduate Theses / Dissertations

Courses Taught

Short Courses / Continuing Education

University Services

Professional Services