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Timothy


Professor
  Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
  The Center for Renewable Carbon

ORCID:
0000-0001-9564-6506
Office: 104 CRC(a) -- MAST
Phone: (865) 946-1119
Email: tmyoung1@tennessee.edu
Website

Focus: Process analytics

Responsibilities
  • Current areas of research include the application of real-time statistical process control to wood products manufacture, multi-sensor data fusion, statistical and heuristic real-time process modeling of wood composites and developing new statistical-based reliability methods.
Educational & Research Programs
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Real-time Data Fusion
  • Process Analytics
  • Bio-based Products Manufacturing

Biographical sketch

Timothy M. Young is a Research Associate Professor in the Forest Products Center at the University of Tennessee. He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources (Statistics) and M.S. in Statistics (Operations Research) from the University of Tennessee and a M.S. in Forest Economics, and B.S. in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught more than 450 manufacturing personnel from more than 20 forest products companies in the principles of continuous improvement and statistical process control as applied to wood products manufacture.

He has written numerous refereed articles in academic and trade journals for the forest products industry and in other areas, such as reliability and management. He has conducted applied research for a wide variety of groups, both public and private. He has four years of front-line manufacturing experience with Georgia-Pacific Corporation in MDF manufacture. He also has work experience with the U.S. Forest Service, plus, previously named, Champion International Corporation. He has extensive grants from the private sector and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His current areas of research include the application of real-time statistical process control to wood products manufacture, multi-sensor data fusion, statistical and heuristic real-time process modeling of wood composites and developing new statistical-based reliability methods.

He is former President of the Mid-South Section of the Forest Products Society and former Chair of the 2007 Forest Products Society International Convention. He is also former chair of the Process Control and Quality Control Research Group of the Forest Products Society and is a member of the American Society of Quality, American Statistical Association and Tennessee Forestry Association.

Recent Publications

Education

Ph.D. Natural Resources (Statistics), University of Tennessee, 2007
M.S. Statistics, University of Tennessee, 1993
M.S. Forest Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983
B.S. Forestry, University of Wisconsin, 1979

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