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