- | Department of Sustainable Biomaterials | Virginia Tech

Brian H. Bond, Ph.D., serves as an associate professor and extension specialist in the area of wood products. His focus is on improving the sustainable use and manufacturing of wood products. He has fifteen years experience in wood drying, sawmill performance, and the performance of wood products (flooring, furniture, etc.). He also has an interest in training preparing students to take on leadership roles in the area of natural resources and is assistant director of the College of Natural Resources Leadership Institute (http://cnre.vt.edu/students/leadership-institute/index.html). The goal of the institute is to equip students with the skills and tools needed to solve critical problems facing society in the management and utilization of our natural resources and in stewardship of the environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wood drying
  • Wood Processing and Manufacturing
  • Wood Identification
  • Performance of Wood in Use
  • Wood Flooring


  • B.S. - Clemson University, 1991
  • M.S. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1993
  • Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1998

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