Professor Ivan Eastin is a research professor in SEAS and serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Engagement. Prior to coming to UM in 2017, he 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 at UW, was the faculty leader for the Peace Corps Masters International Program in Forestry and Sustainable Resource Management and was named a UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow.
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.
Ivan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wood science and technology from Michigan Technological University (1983, 1985) and his doctorate degree in forest products marketing from the University of Washington (1992). He was a Fulbright Fellow in Ghana (1989-90), a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia (1985-87) and served in the US Army (1976-79).
- Song, K., I. Ganguly, I. Eastin and A. Dichiara. (2019). High Temperature and Fire Behavior of Thermally Modified Wood Impregnated with Carbon Nanomaterials. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Volume 384. 9 pages. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389419312373
- Pierobon F., I. Ganguly, R. Pelton, T. Smith, G. Johnston and I. Eastin. (2018). Analyzing the role of co-product allocation in life cycle assessment of residual lignocellulosic biomass based jet-fuel. Biotechnology for Biofuels. (2018) 11:139 18 pages. https://rdcu.be/OidB
- Bowers, T., M. Puettmann, I. Ganguly and I. Eastin. (2018). Cradle to Gate Life Cycle Impact Assessment of Glued-Laminated Timber: Environmental Impacts from Glulam Produced in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Southeast. Forest Products Journal. V(68), Issue 5-6. pp:368-380. http://www.forestprodjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.13073/FPJ-D-17-00008
- Sasatani, D., C. Smith, I. Eastin and I. Ganguly. 2016. The Perceived Value of Native American Wooden Gift Products with or without a Certification Label by Groups of Potential Customers. Journal of Forestry. V(115)N(5), pp:370-378. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article?option2=author&value2=sasatani&pageSize=10&index=2
- Lu, Ziyi, I. Ganguly and I. Eastin. (2015). A Categorical Modeling Approach to Analyzing the Impacts of the Lacey Act 2008 Amendment on Chinese Companies Export Cost and the Implications on their Sourcing Behaviors. Canadian Journal of Forest Research V(45)N(12). pp:1806-1815. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/cjfr-2015-0163#.WgWxdWyGPuo
- Bridegam, P and I. Eastin. (2014). The Effects of the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment on the International Trade in Forest Products. Forestry Chronicle V(90) N(5) pp:643-650. http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/10.5558/tfc2014-129
- Roe, B., I. Eastin and I. Ganguly. (2014). The Impact of Timber Legality Regulations on Business Practices in Vietnam. Forestry Chronicle V(90) N(5) pp:651-659. http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/10.5558/tfc2014-130
- Lu, Ziyi, I. Ganguly and I. Eastin. (2014). Changes in Chinese Wood-based Exports to the US: Post Lacey Act Amendment. Forestry Chronicle V(90) N(56) pp:660-665. http://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/10.5558/tfc2014-131
- 2020-22 Thermal Modification of Small Diameter Aspen in Michigan. Sponsor: USDA McIntire-Stennis program. PI. $73,281
- 2019-21 Thermal Modification of Small Diameter Douglas-fir. Sponsor: USDA Wood Education and Resource Center. PI. $293,212
- 2019-21 Valuing Trees: Farmer Perceptions of Forest Trees Within the Cultivated Cocoa and Coffee Landscape. Sponsor: Graham Sustainability Institute. PI. $10,000
- 2018-20 Thermal Modification of Blue Stained, Fire Killed Pine. Sponsor: USDA Wood Education and Resource Center. PI. $266,790
- 2016-20 Thermal Modification of Blue Stained, Fire Killed Pine. Sponsor: USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program. PI. $98,240
- 2018-19 Evaluating the Impact of Japanese Trade Subsidies on the Competitiveness of North American Wood Exports. Sponsor: Softwood Export Council. PI. $70,000
- 2016-20 Testing the Effectiveness of Thermal Modification for Western Hemlock Lumber. Sponsor: Amazon Catalyst Fund. PI. $26,312
- 2016-20 Next Generation Cross Laminated Timber: Combining Thermal Modification and Carbon-based Nanoparticles. Sponsor: USDA Wood Education and Resource Center. PI. $249,025
PhD, University of Washington (forest products marketing)
MS, Michigan Technological University (wood science and technology)
BS, Michigan Technological University (wood science and technology)