Fred Lamb, professor emeritus and Extension specialist in the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Tech, recently received the Fred W. Gottschalk award from the Forest Products Society at its annual meeting in Bellevue, Washington.

Lamb retired from Virginia Tech in 2002 after a long and distinguished career in the department where he was internationally known for his work in primary and secondary processing of wood. Lamb is a noted wood drying expert and taught a wood drying short course in Virginia and throughout the mid-atlantic for many years.

The Gottschalk Award is the highest honor awarded by the society to a member for exceptional service to the Forest Products Society and the profession. The award is in memory of Fred W. Gottschalk, the first president of the society, who died in a plane crash in Salt Lake City in 1965.

Lamb is the author of over 140 publications and has made over 135 presentations at national and international conferences on wood, wood drying, and wood processing. He holds the B.S. and M.S. in Wood Technology and an Ed.D. in Continuing Education Administration from Penn State University. He is a member of the Forest Products Society, Society of Wood Science and Technology, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, and the International Association of Wood Anatomists. He has been a member of the Forest Products Society since 1959.

Written by Hilary Fussell, Public Affairs Assistant