Vahid Nasir is a Ph.D. candidate in the Wood Science Department at the University of British Columbia. He is a researcher on intelligent monitoring of the wood machining processes, lumber manufacturing, and material characterization and testing. He has publications on wood characterization, processing, and online monitoring of the lumber manufacturing process. His research has been published in various journals including the European Journal of Wood and Wood Product, Journal of Wood Science and Technology, Materials & Design, Wood Materials Science & Engineering, and Journal of Composite Materials. He was the recipient of the Du Pont Canada Fellowship in Pulp and Paper in 2017. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Mechanical Engineering Department with professional experience, research, and publications on material characterization and testing.