Dr. Harvey West joined the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering  staff in August, 1997, bringing an impressive background in materials science and testing research to the task.  Harvey earned his doctorate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NCSU and is a registered engineer in North Carolina. He has been manager of the Raleigh branch of Materials Analytical Services, a private testing laboratory. Before that, he was in charge of the testing facilities in the materials science and engineering department at NCSU and taught courses on the characterization of the mechanical behavior of materials, including composites.

Harvey has conducted more than 800 tests for over 200 different companies at the Product Testing and Evaluation Laboratory.  He also manages to find time to participate in extensive research activities, and along with Dr. Denis Cormier and Dr. James Taylor, secured U.S. Patent No. 6,324,438 having to do with the “Methods and Apparatus for Rapidly Prototyping Three-Dimensional Objects from a Plurality of Layers.”  This impressive background has enabled Harvey to become a tremendous resource for the furniture industry, and he is eager and willing to work with your company to identify testing and evaluation opportunities that can help you improve your products and services for your customers.

Dr. West’s furniture testing capability is well documented in the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center brochure, below:

Furniture Testing Brochure 2016