Ivan Eastin

Ivan Eastin

Professor/Director, CINTRAFOR
Marketing strategies and international trade of forest products; Marketing of lesser-known timber species

Office: Anderson 123J
Phone: 206-543-1918 
Email: eastin@uw.edu


B.S., Wood Science and Technology, Michigan Technological University, 1983
M.S., Wood Science and Technology, Michigan Technological University, 1985
M.S., International Trade, University of Washington, 1989
Ph.D., Forest Products Marketing, University of Washington, 1992

From a domestic US perspective my research is related to understanding those factors that influence the adoption and diffusion of new wooden building materials within the residential construction industry. Another area of research focuses on understanding the factors that influence the substitution between wood and non-wood products as an industrial raw material feedstock in the secondary wood products industry.

At the international level my research interests include understanding the technology transfer issues that adversely impact the adoption and use of the North American 2x4 residential construction technology in Japan. This research includes a cost analysis to identify those factors that contribute to the high cost of 2x4 residential construction in Japan. Finally, I am involved in two projects in Ghana and the Philippines to develop a set of marketing strategies to more effectively promote the introduction and acceptance of lesser-used tropical timber species as a component of sustainable forest management in the tropics.

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 403 Forest and Economic Development in the Developing World (4)Autumn
SEFS 550 CINTRAFOR Research Seminar (2-5)Winter
SEFS 550 PCMI Seminar (2)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Assessing Export Opportunities for Tribal Wooden Gift Boxes in Japan
Glulam LCA Update
Modeling adoption and diffusion of certified wood in the U.S. residential housing sector
Research opportunities in forest products marketing as a result of global green consumerism
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance: A new vista for green fuels, chemicals, and environmentally preferred products
The Potential of Legal Timber Trade Policies to Expand International Demand for US Wood Products
Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts
Recent Publications:
Eastin, Brose, Novoselov. 2103. Wood-based Panels Markets, 2012-2013. UNECE/FAO Annual Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013(SP-33): 59-70
Bergman, Oneil, Eastin and Han. 2014. Life Cycle Impacts of Manufacturing Redwood Decking in Northern California. Wood Fiber Science 46(3): 1-18
Ganguly, Bowers, Eastin and Cantrell. 2013. Role of Green Building Programs in Enhancing the Usage of Environmentally Certified Wood in the US Residemntial Construction Industry.. International Journal of Construction Education and Research 2013(9): 183-202
Eastin, I.L., B. Hendrickx, and N. Burdin. 2011. Wood-based panels markets, 2009-2010. UNECE/FAO Annual Forest Products Annual Market Review SP24: 61-70
Eastin, I.L. and R. Braden. 2009. A comparative assessment of the North American and Japanese 2x4 residential construction systems: Opportunities for US building materials. CINTRAFOR Working Paper 115:1-57.
Eastin, I.L., I. Ganguly, D. Sasatani, and B. Lippke. 2009. The economic contribution of the forest products sector in Washington. CINTRAFOR Working Paper 116:1-84.
Ganguly, I. and I. Eastin. 2009. Trends in US decking market: A national survey of deck and home builders. Forestry Chronicle 85(1):82-90.
Ivan Eastin, B. Hendrickx, and N. Burdin. 2009. Wood-based panel markets, 2008-2009. UNECE/FAO Annual Forest Products Annual Market Review 24:75-84.
Roos, J., D. Sasatani, V. Barber and I. Eastin. 2009. Trends in the Japanese market for forest products: Implications for Alaska. CINTRAFOR Working Paper 114:1-53.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
School Lands and Educational Outreach Committee