John M. Considine

United States Department of Agriculture

SEM Awards: G.A. Brewer

John M. Considine received his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He began his research career at the USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in 1985 in the pulp and paper research group. Prof. Robert Rowlands (UW-Madison Retired) and Prof. Jeffrey Suhling (Auburn University) set him on the experimental mechanics career path; FPL scientists Vance Setterholm and Dennis Gunderson encouraged his mechanics exploration. Recent collaboration with Prof. Fabrice Pierron (University of Southampton) has opened additional investigation in paper and wood physics. John enjoys developing unique instruments to explore unique cellulose material behavior of paperboard, currency and stamp paper.


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Last Updated: 11/24/2020