Rado Gazo, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Wood Processing-Industrial Engineering

1200 Forest Products Building
Room 220B
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1200
 
Phone: (765)494-3634
Fax: (765)496-1344
Email: gazo@purdue.edu


EDUCATION

TEACHING

Cover/Feature Articles

  1. Vlosky, P. R., and Gazo, R. 1996. The Internet and the Forest Products Community: The Role of the Forest Products Society. Cover article, Forest Prod. J. 46(5):19-25.
Trade Journal Articles
  1. Steele, P. H., Gazo, R., Araman, P. A., Jackson, D. J. and J. Beard. 1997. Band vs. Circular Sawmills. Relative Labor & Maintenance Costs. Southern Lumberman 97(6):22-25.
  2. Vlosky, P. R., and R. Gazo. 1996. The Internet and the Forest Products Community: The Role of the Forest Products Society. Cover article, Forest Prod. J. 46(5):19-25.
  3. Vlosky, R. P., Krishnan, B. C., and R. Gazo. 1996. Promoting Wood Products on the Internet. Wood Technology Journal 123(3):27-29.
Articles Published in Conference Proceedings
  1. Gazo, R. 2001. Integration of CAD and CAM in a CNC Technology Environment. Conference on Design for Secondary Wood Products. Vancouver, B.C.
  2. Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 2000. Effect of Tree and Log Characteristics on Quality of Radiata Pine Random Width Boards. IUFRO XXI World Congress. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Proceedings p. 218.
  3. Gazo, R. 2000. Editor of  “Issues Related to Handling the Influx of Small-Diameter Timber in Western North America”, Proceedings from the Forest Products Society’s 1999 annual meeting in Boise, ID.
  4. Gazo, R. 1998. Basic Principles of Industrial Ergonomics. Wood Technology Clinic and Show. Portland, Oregon. Proceedings pp. 1-6.
  5. Gazo, R., and P. H. Steele. 1998. Benefits of Sorting Lumber by Grade Prior to Rough Mill Processing in a Furniture Plant. Furniture Technologies ’98, Australia’s First International Furniture Research Conference. Sydney, Australia. Proceedings pp. 22-26.
  6. Beauregard, R., Gazo, R., Kimberly, M., Turner, J., Mitchel S., and T. Shelbourne. 1997. Genotype Variation in Radiata Pine Random Width Board Quality. CTIA/IUFRO International Wood Quality Workshop, Quebec City, Quebec. Proceedings pp. IV 53-62
  7. R. Gazo. 1997. LAM- Labor and Material Tracking. Wood Technology Clinic and Show. Portland, Oregon. Proceedings pp. G1-3.
  8. Gazo, R., Beauregard R., and S. Mitchel. 1997. Assessing the Incidence of Natural Defects in Radiata Pine Random Width Boards Using a Database of Digitized Boards. IUFRO All Division 5 Conference, Pullman, WA. Proceedings, p. 159.
  9. Gazo, R. 1997. Opportunities for Horizontal Diversification in Manufacturing Value-Added Wood Products. International Conference on Value-Added Wood Processing. Vancouver, British Columbia. Proceedings pp. IV 1-14.
  10. Vlosky, R. P., and R. Gazo. 1996. Marketing Wood Products on the Internet. Wood Technology Clinic and Show. Portland, Oregon. Proceedings pp. 255-280.
  11. Vlosky, R. P., and R. Gazo. 1996. Buyer-Supplier Relationships. Wood Technology Clinic and Show. Portland, Oregon. Proceedings pp. 281-294.
  12. Gazo, R., deHoop, C. F., and R. Beasley. 1996. WOOD - Modeling Program for Furniture Production. The Third International Symposium on Computers in Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturing. High Point, North Carolina. Proceedings pp. 121-127.
  13. Gazo, R., and P. H. Steele. 1995. Rough Mill Simulation and Modeling. IUFRO XX World Congress. Tampere, Finland. Proceedings pp. 122-128.
  14. Steele, P. H., and R. Gazo. 1994. Using Rough Mill Simulation Software to Determine the Benefits of Sorting Lumber Prior to Rough Mill Processing. The Second International Symposium on Computers in Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturing. Atlanta, GA. Proceedings pp. 67-73.
Published Research Abstracts
  1. Clement, C., Gazo, R., Beauregard, R., and T. Lihra. 2001. Roughmill Yield for Conventional- and Short Length White Birch Lumber. Forest Products Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Abstracts p. 20.
  2. Gazo, R. and J. Wiedenbeck. 2001. Linking Forest Management and Site Factors to Tree Characteristics. Forest Products Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Abstracts p. 50.
  3. Quesada, H., and R. Gazo. 2001. Low-Technology Production Shop for School Furniture Manufacturing. Forest Products Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Abstracts p. 44.
  4. Clement, C., Gazo, R., Beauregard, R., and T. Lihra. 2001. Short-Length Lumber: Can it be used in Value-Added Products? Forest Products Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Abstracts p. 44.
  5. Quesada, H., Haviarova, E., and R. Gazo. 2001. Low Capital Investment Production Shop for Manufacturing School Furniture. Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts p. 17.
  6. Clement, C., Quesada, H., Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 2000. Digitized White Birch Database. Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts p. 3.
  7. Savage, R., Gazo, R., and J. D. McGlothlin. 2000. Integrating Ergonomic Solutions within the Wood-Industry. Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts p. 4.
  8. Savage, R., Gazo, R., and J. D. McGlothlin. 2000. Ergonomic Solutions for the Wood Products Industry. Forest Products Society 54th Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Abstracts p. 53.
  9. Clement, C., Quesada, H., Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 2000. Digitized White Birch Database, Potential Use in the Furniture Industry. Forest Products Society 54th Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Abstracts p. 48.
  10. Savage, R., Gazo, R., and J. D. McGlothlin. 2000. Integrating Ergonomic Solutions within the Wood-Industry. SWST Student Poster competition, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Abstracts p. 38.
  11. Clement, C., Quesada, H., Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 2000. Digitized White Birch Database, it’s Creation and Use. SWST Student Poster competition, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Abstracts p. 38.
  12. Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 2000. Effect of Tree and Log Characteristics on Quality of Radiata Pine Random Width Boards. IUFRO XXI World Congress. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Abstracts p. 218.
  13. Clement, C., Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 1999. Can White Birch be used in Value-Added Products? Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts.
  14. Savage, R., and R. Gazo. 1999. Network Analysis and Opportunities for Management. Forestry and Natural Resources Research Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Abstracts.
  15. Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 1999. Linking Tree Characteristics to Quality of Radiata Pine Random Width Boards. Forest Products Society 53rd. Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho. Abstracts p. 50.
  16. Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 1999. Linking effects of Pruning, Log Height Class and Saw Pattern to Quality of Radiata Pine Random Width Boards. Forest Products Society 53rd. Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho. Abstracts p. 50.
  17. Savage, R., and R. Gazo. 1999. Network Analysis and Opportunities for Management. Forest Products Society 53rd. Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho. Abstracts p. 46.
  18. Clement, C., Gazo, R., and R. Beauregard. 1999. Can White Birch be used in Value-Added Products? Forest Products Society 53rd. Annual Meeting, Boise, Idaho. Abstracts p. 52.
  19. Gazo, R., Beauregard R., and S. Mitchel. 1998. Development of Database of Digitized Radiata Pine Random Width Lumber, Incidence of Defects. Forest Products Society 52nd. Annual Meeting, Emerging Sawmill Technologies to Capture Emerging Markets, Merida, Mexico. Abstracts p. 26.
  20. Vlosky, R. P., and R. Gazo. 1996. The Internet and the Forest Products Community: The Role of the Forest Products Society. Forest Products Society 50th. Annual Meeting, Information Technology Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abstracts p. 28.
  21. Vlosky, R. P., and R. Gazo. 1995. Computer Based Product Promotion for Secondary Wood Product Producers. Forest Products Society 49th. Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Abstracts.
  22. Gazo, R. 1995. Designing, Creating, Managing World Wide Web server. Forest Products Society 49th. Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Abstracts.
  23. deHoop, C. F., and R. Gazo. 1994. An Overview of Agroforestry Waste Production and Use in Louisiana. Sixth National Bioenergy Conference, Reno, Nevada. Abstracts.
  24. Steele, P. H., Yadama, V., Gazo, R., and Harding, O. V. 1991. Accelerated Statistical Predictor (ASP) for Hardwood Lumber Grading. Forest Products Society 45th. Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Abstracts.
  25. Gazo, R., and R. P. Vlosky.1996. LAM: Labor and Material Tracking. Forest Products Society 50th. Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abstracts p. 44.
  26. Gazo, R., and R. P. Vlosky.1996. Equipment Usage in Louisiana Value-Added Wood Industries. Forest Products Society 50th. Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Abstracts p. 43.

EXTENSION

Organized Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Tours

  1. Wood is Good summer course and Wood Products Industry Tour. 2001  Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  2. Wood is Better summer course and Wood Products Industry Tour. 2001  Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  3. Wood is Good summer course and Wood Products Industry Tour. 2000 Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  4. Wood is Good summer course and Wood Products Industry Tour. 1999 Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  5. Wood Technology Clinic and Show, 1998. Organized and chaired a ½ day session: Basic Principles of Industrial Ergonomics. Portland, OR.
  6. Workshop Strategies on Starting or Improving a Small Wood Products Business, 1997. Co-organizator. Winfield, LA.
  7. Wood Manufacturing Seminar Series, 1997. Organized one of four sessions: Efficient Wood Manufacturing and Inventory Management Techniques. Elkhart, IN.
Lectures and Talks
 
  1. Gazo, R. 2001. Importance of Yield. Hardwood Lumber Grading Workshop, Purdue University and IDNR Division of Forestry. Jasper, IN.
  2. Gazo, R. 2001. Basic physical and mechanical properties of wood. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  3. Gazo, R. 2001. Secondary wood products and wood processing, furniture manufacturing. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  4. Gazo, R. 2001. CIMT - Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Wood is Better summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  5. Gazo, R. 2001. Recruiting undergraduate students in wood products. Wood is Good & Wood is Better summer courses, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  6. Gazo, R. 2001. Wood Moisture Content, Shrinking and Swelling, Moisture Meters. Wood Clinic 1. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  7. Gazo, R. 2001. Lumber Storage and Air Drying. Wood Clinic 1. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  8. Gazo, R. 2001. Kiln Drying Lumber- Troubleshooting. Wood Clinic 1. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  9. Gazo, R. 2001. Managing and Improving a Rough Mill Operation. Wood Clinic 1. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  10. Gazo, R. 2001. Lumber Grading. Wood Clinic 2. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  11. Gazo, R. 2001. Wood Machining Tools and Machining Defects. Wood Clinic 2. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  12. Gazo, R. 2001. CNC Routers in Furniture Production. Wood Clinic 2. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  13. Gazo, R. 2001. CAD/CAM applications – a Case Study. Wood Clinic 2. Woodworking Machinery Industry Association Woodworking Fair. Anaheim, CA.
  14. Gazo, R. 2000. Basic physical and mechanical properties of wood. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  15. Gazo, R. 2000. Secondary wood products and wood processing, furniture manufacturing. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  16. Gazo, R., and J. D. *McGlothlin. 2000. Ergonomic Solutions for the Wood Products Industry. Pilot Research Project Symposium, NIOSH-ERC, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  17. Gazo, R. 2000. Manufacturing Dimension Parts. Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturing Seminar, Purdue University and FDM Magazine. West Lafayette, IN.
  18. Gazo, R. 2000. Basic physical and mechanical properties of wood. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  19. Gazo, R. 2000. Secondary wood products and wood processing, furniture manufacturing. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  20. Gazo, R. 1999. Secondary wood products and wood processing. Wood is Good summer course, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  21. Gazo, R. 1997. Plant layout and processing. Strategies on Starting or Improving a Small Wood Products Business. Winfield, LA.
  22. Gazo, R. 1997. Facilities Planning and Plant Layout. Efficient Wood Manufacturing Seminar Series. Elkhart, IN.
  23. Gazo, R. 1994. What is Quality Control? Production Problems and Quality Control in the Secondary Forest Products Industry Workshop. Ruston, LA.
Working Papers
  1. Gazo, R., and R. Vlosky. 2000. Machine Usage in Manufacturing Value-Added Wood Products. Extension Publication, Purdue University.
  2. Gazo, R., and R. P. Vlosky. 1996. Opportunities for Horizontal Diversification in Manufacturing Value-added Wood Products. Working Paper #13, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  3. Steele, P. H., and R. Gazo. 1994. Rough mill analysis and modeling (RAM) simulation software and user's manual. Marketed through Mississippi Forest Products Laboratory, Mississippi State, MS. 10 MB and 26 pages.
Fact Sheets
  1. Gazo, R. and D. Cassens. 1998. Indiana Wood Industry Facts. FNR 167, Purdue University.
  2. Gazo, R. 1995. Small Cabinet Shop Facts: Face -Frame vs. Frameless Cabinets. Fact Sheet #3, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  3. Gazo, R. 1994. Louisiana Forestry Facts. Fact Sheet #1, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
Newsletter Articles
  1. Gazo, R. 2000. CNC Router. Forestry and Natural Resources Newsletter. Purdue University, 2000(5):2.
  2. Gazo, R. 1999. Wood Magic. Forestry and Natural Resources Newsletter. Purdue University, 1999(12):1.
  3. Gazo, R. 1999. Wood is Good. Forestry and Natural Resources Newsletter. Purdue University, 1999(12):1.
  4. Gazo, R. 1996. Quick tip: Project Scheduling. LFPL Newsletter #96/4, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  5. Gazo, R. 1996. LFPL researcher visits New Zealand. LFPL Newsletter #96/3, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  6. Gazo, R. 1996. Opportunities for Horizontal Diversification in Manufacturing Value-added Wood Products. LFPL Newsletter #4, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  7. Gazo, R. 1996. Labor and Material Tracking Program. LFPL Newsletter #3, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  8. Gazo, R. 1995. Benefits of Sorting Lumber by Grade Prior to Rough Mill Processing. LFPL Newsletter #2, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  9. Gazo, R. 1995. LFPL WWW. LFPL Newsletter #2, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  10. Gazo, R. 1995. RAM (Rough Mill Analysis Model). LFPL Newsletter #1, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
Research Briefs
  1. Gazo, R., and R. P. Vlosky. 1996. LAM - Labor and Material Tracking. Research Brief #22, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  2. Gazo, R., and R. P. Vlosky. 1996. Opportunities for Horizontal Diversification in Manufacturing Value-added Wood Products. Research Brief #21, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  3. Gazo, R. 1995. Increasing Productivity in Cabinet Shops. Research Brief #17, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  4. Gazo, R. 1995. A Computer Based Promotional Tool for the Louisiana Secondary Wood Products Industry. Research Brief #7, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  5. Gazo, R. 1994. RAM (Rough Mill Analysis Model). Research Brief #6, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.
  6. Gazo, R. 1994. Sorting Lumber By Grade Prior To Rough Mill Processing. Research Brief #5, Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU.


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SHORT BIO

Rado Gazo is presently an Assistant Professor of Wood Processing/Industrial Engineering at Purdue University where he teaches several classes including Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing, Properties of Wood and CNC Manufacturing. When not in a classroom, he conducts research and extension activities in value-added wood products manufacturing and industrial engineering areas. Rado is involved with student recruitment and building up of Purdue’s Wood Products Manufacturing Technology undergraduate program.

Before attending graduate school, Rado worked in a sawmill and a furniture company. He received his M.S. in 1989 from the Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia and his Ph.D. in 1994 from Mississippi State University. Before joining Purdue University, Rado worked as a researcher at the Louisiana Forest Products Laboratory and as a visiting scientist at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute. His research interests include application of industrial engineering techniques to forest products manufacturing. Rado has worked with over 100 companies, published 70 publications, and given more than 60 professional presentations on the subject of secondary wood products manufacturing.

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