Professor Ivan Eastin served as a professor and the Director of the Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR) in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. He also served as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of the Environment. Ivan received his MS in wood science and technology from Michigan Technological University and his PhD in forest products marketing from the University of Washington.
Internationally, his research focuses on understanding how trade policies, including timber legality regulations, affect the international trade of wood products in general and the competitiveness of US wood products in particular. Domestically, Eastin's research focuses on the process of innovation and evaluating the factors that influence the introduction and adoption of new wood products, including mass timber products such as thermally modified wood and cross-laminated timber. He also works with Native American communities to improve their capacity to more effectively market tribal wood products in the US and internationally.
Ganguly I., F. Pierobon, T. Bowers, M. Huisenga, G. Johnston and I. Eastin. ‘Woods-to-Wake’ Life Cycle Assessment of residual woody biomass based jet-fuel using mild bisulfite pretreatment, Biomass and Bioenergy. V(108) pp:207-216. 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953417303574 2018
Sasatani, D., and I. Eastin. 2017. Demand Curve Estimation of Locally Produced Woody Biomass Products. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. ASABE V(34), Issue http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?AID=48758&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redi… 2018
Sasatani, D., I. Eastin, T.C. Bowers, and I. Ganguly. 2018. Public Acceptance of pre-commercial thinning and energy and soil amendment products from post-harvest residues in western forests in the US. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. ASABE V(34) Issue 1. http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?AID=48751&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redi… 2017
Song, Kunlin, I. Ganguly, I. Eastin and A. Dichiara. Lignin-modified carbon nanotube/graphene hybrid as efficient flame retardant. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 18(11), 2368, November 2017. http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/11/2368/htm.
Eastin, I., I. Brose, F. Maplesden and I. Novoselov. Wood-based Panels Markets, 2016-2017. UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review. Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper 41; ECE/TIM/SP41. Geneva. pp:63-76. https://www.unece.org/forests/fpamr2017.html