219 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Ph.D. (in progress) State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
M. Eng., Cornell University, 1990
B. Sc. with Distinction, Cornell University, 1989
Optimum Value Engineering
Crovella, P L. and K.G. Gebremedhin. 1990. Analyses of light frame wood truss tension joint stiffness. Forest Products Journal, April 1990, 41-47.
Gebremedhin, K. G. and P. L. Crovella. 1990. Load distribution in metal plate connectors of tension joints in wood trusses. Transactions of the ASAE 34(1):281-7.
Crovella, P. L. and K. G. Gebremedhin. 1988. Improving wood truss design by optimizing metal plate connectors. ASAE Paper no. 88-45117. St. Joseph, MI. 19pp.
Gebremedhin, K. G. and P.L. Crovella. 1990. Analysis of light frame wood truss joints using an elastic foundation model. Proceedings of the International Timber Engineering Conference. Tokyo, Japan. 709-15.
I am an avid wood worker which is why I was originally drawn to ESF. After completing my Wood Products Engineering degree I found the job market to be less hands-on than I desired so I came back to ESF to study Construction Management. At first I started researching building science and energy conservation but then my interests shifted toward energy production, which is where I discovered the benefits of wind energy and have been researching the topic ever since.
Graduate Research Topic
For the past several months I have been focusing on the constructability of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes. But since the approval of Cape Wind at the end of April I have begun to study varying wind turbine installation techniques.
"Worrying is like a rockingchair it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere" -National Lampoon's Van Wilder