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Faculty Member  Expertise
Ching-Hsun Huang Economics of renewable energy, Forest ecosystem services, Carbon sequestration, Optimal forest management, Wildfire Economics
Brian Bond Wood drying, wood processing and manufacturing, wood identification, performance of wood in use, wood flooring
Urs Buehlmann Manufacturing systems engineering, lean manufacturing, business benchmarking, competitive strategy, and globalization
Robert Bush Marketing, competitive strategy, capital budgeting and decision making, structural characteristics of the wood-based industries, and packaging as a marketing function
Kevin Edgar Creation of drug delivery systems to meet patient needs, bioavailability enhancement, synthesis of novel polysaccharide derivatives, chemistry of cellulose and its derivatives, polysaccharide chemistry structure-property-performance relationships of biomaterials and derivatives, biomass conversion to high value biomaterials
Charles Frazier Lignocellulose chemistry, biomass rheology, composite materials, and surface chemistry and adhesion
Wolfgang Glasser Molecular structure and reactions of wood, thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers from wood, separation of wood components, biobased materials and composites, structure-property relationships of biomaterials and wood chemistry
A. L. Hammett International marketing and trade, non-timber forest products utilization and marketing, forest-based economic development, packaging as a marketing function, certified forest products, and niche markets.
Dan Hindman Wood building design, mechanical properties of wood, stability of wood i-joists, torsional stiffness of wood members, and safety of wood structures during construction
Laszlo Horvath Interactions between packaging, pallet, and material handling systems, computer modeling of the mechanical performance, pallet and container design, life cycle analysis, packaging dynamics, packaging distribution systems, biobased composities, and structural design
Wonjung Jung Graphic design, illustrator, and painting
Young Teck Kim Food packaging, development of sustainable (rigid/flexible) packaging, analytical packaging chemistry, pharmaceutical/nutraceutical packaging, smart packaging (quality indicator system), development of lab on a chip using chemiluminescense, and sustainable materials and corrugated fiberboard packaging
Earl Kline Manufacturing systems engineering, continuous improvement technologies, lean manufacturing methods, production operations management, computer applications in manufacturing, and process automation and process control
Joe Loferski Wood engineering and structural design procedures, performance of wood and wood composites in buildings, moisture problems and wood deterioration in buildings, wood flooring, fasteners and connections, product design and development, and preservation of historic wood buildings
Eduardo Molina Packaging logistics, packaging design, supply chain management, continuous improvement, material handling, pallets, and packaging interactions, production and logistics optimization, and mechanical properties of corrugated fiberboard
Maren Roman

Self-assembly and colloidal properties of cellulose nanocrystals, surface functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals, complexation of cellulose nanocrystals with polyelectrolytes, interactions of cellulose with proteins and cells, applications of cellulose nanocrystals in targeted drug delivery and tissue engineering, and enzymatic cellulose degradation in the bioethanol process

Jennifer Russell Dynamic production-consumption systems for sustainable products and technologies,  life-cycle impacts of value-retention processes, including remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and reuse, market transformation strategies in support of circular economy and sustainability, value-chain, supply chain, and business model innovations for sustainability outcomes, social psychology, perceptions and attitudes towards sustainable products and technologies, socio-economic and techno-economic systems assessment, applied systems-perspectives to better inform market barriers assessments 
Robert Smith Packaging as a marketing function, industrial marketing, personal selling, sales management, international marketing and strategic management
Mark White Pallet design and performance, sawmilling, log & lumber grading, unit-loads, automated material handling systems
Paul Winistorfer Densification in wood composites, wood performance in application, wood composites manufacture, testing and performance, and wood identification and use
Frank Woeste Metal-plate-connected wood trusses, wood truss bracing, structural design, lumber and timber strength, deck and balcony safety and design, and performance of ceramic tile and stone on wood joist framing
Audrey Zink-Sharp Quantitative wood anatomy, micro-mechanics, video microscopy for strain measurement, forest ecological disturbances and wood anatomy