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Kent Harries

Kent Harries, PhD, FACI, FIIFC, PEng

Kent Harries is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has conducted extensive research on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, full-culm bamboo and the characterisation of bamboo materials. Dr. Harries received his doctorate from McGill University in the field of seismic design of high-rise structures. He is the author of over 220 peer-reviewed technical articles, is Editor of the Journal of Construction and Building Materials and FRP International, and coedited the book Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications.

Selected publications
Harries, K., and Sharma, B. 2016. Nonconventional and Vernacular construction Materials. Woodhead (Elsevier), UK. [Note: four chapters focus exclusively on bamboo products and materials]