Dr. Paul M. Smith brings a unique combination of forestry, forest products and industrial marketing experience and expertise to the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance. He has extensive experience working with large, interdisciplinary research teams assembled from the private sector, universities and the government. He served as the marketing expert and co-PI on numerous grants, totaling more than $13 million, awarded to Washington State University by the Office for Naval Research to address sustainable infrastructure challenges with improved environmental and structural performance.

Currently a professor of forest products marketing in the School of Forest Resources at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Smith, also has been a faculty member at WSU and the University of Washington as well as timber expert operations manager for Idaho Overseas, Inc., in Moscow, Idaho.

He earned his Ph.D. in forest products marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1988.