David Harris (MS, Pending summer 2015, Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering UH-Manoa), has a BS in Biological Engineering Utah State University, and is currently working on his thesis on the modeling of water transport in Eucalyptus wood. Using the Finite Element method as well as analytical methods, he is developing a model to predict the ambient air drying times of eucalyptus logs in various climates on Hawaii Island. He has done other modeling work for NASA, developing a simulation for water adsorption in CO2 scrubbers used on the International Space Station. Other projects at the University of Hawaii, include load cell set up and calibration for the verification of models. He hopes to complete his Master’s degree this summer.
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa