Victor Krause is a scientist for the Wood Engineering and Materials Program. He is a chemist by training with a background that includes coating application, formulation, adhesives and laminating.
He manages the Materials Testing for the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute. He is knowledgable in performance testing of solid wood, wood composites, plastics and plastic composites an dproducts manufactured using these materials.
He has twenty years of experience in membrane pressing research and technology development that includes pressing techniques, laminate performance testing and adhesive application. He has been trained in the formulation of environmentally compliant coatings. He also has consulted with various clients on coating selection, coatings application, HVLP spray equipment usage and spray equipment selection and design.