Department Head and Professor
Expertise: Economics of renewable energy, forest ecosystem services, carbon sequestration, optimal forest management, wildfire economics
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Hardwood lumber manufacturing, cross-laminated timber (CLTs), hardwood CLTs, life cycle analysis, lean manufacturing, biomass gasification
Director, CNRE Leadership Institute and Professor
Expertise: Wood drying, wood processing and manufacturing, wood identification, performance of wood in use, wood flooring
Managing Director, CPULD
Expertise: Design of custom test protocols, design of custom test jig apparatuses, design of custom data collection spreadsheets, more . . .
Expertise: Manufacturing systems engineering, lean manufacturing, business benchmarking, competitive strategy, and globalization
Expertise: Marketing, competitive strategy, capital budgeting and decision making, structural characteristics of the wood-based industries, more . . .
Expertise: Wood drying specializing in wood vacuum drying, vacuum/steam phytosanitation, and life cycle analysis of biomaterials more . . .
Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate School
Expertise: Creation of drug delivery systems to meet patient needs, bioavailability enhancement, synthesis of novel polysaccharide deriv., more . . .
Wood-Based Composites Center
Expertise: Lignocellulose chemistry, biomass rheology, composite materials, and surface chemistry and adhesion
Expertise: International marketing and trade, non-timber forest products utilization and marketing, forest-based economic development, more . . .
Expertise: Wood building design, mechanical properties of wood, stability of wood i-joists, torsional stiffness of wood members, more . . .
Associate Professor and Director, CPULD
Expertise: Interactions between packaging, pallet, and material handling systems, computer modeling of the mechanical performance, more . . .
Expertise: Graphic design, illustrator, and painting
Expertise: Food packaging, development of sustainable (rigid/flexible) packaging, analytical packaging chemistry, smart packaging more . . .
Expertise: Manufacturing systems engineering, continuous improvement technologies, lean manufacturing methods, production operations more . . .
Expertise: Wood engineering and structural design procedures, performance of wood and wood composites in buildings, more . . .
Instructor, Packaging Systems and Design
Expertise: Packaging logistics, packaging design, supply chain management, continuous improvement, material handling, pallets, more . . .
Center for Forest Products Business
Expertise: Continuous improvement, organizational innovation, international marketing, supply chain management, more . . .
Expertise: Self-assembly and colloidal properties of cellulose nanocrystals, surface functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals, more . . .
Expertise: Dynamic production-consumption systems for sustainable products and technologies, life-cycle impacts more . . .
Associate Dean for Engagement and Professor
Center for Forest Products Business
Expertise: Packaging as a marketing function, industrial marketing, personal selling, sales mgmt, international marketing and strategic management
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Expertise: Biopolymers, composite materials, material characterization, and carbohydrate chemistry
Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environment
Expertise: Densification in wood composites, wood performance in application, wood composites manufacture, testing and performance, more . . .
Associate Department Head and Professor
Expertise: Quantitative wood anatomy, micro-mechanics, video microscopy for strain measurement, forest ecological disturbances and wood anatomy