Philip A. Araman
Philip Araman is a Research Team Leader and Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and an adjunct faculty member in Sustainable Biomaterials. He and his local research group are located at the Brooks Forest Products Center at Virginia Tech. His research mission is to develop advanced tree evaluation and processing technologies, automated hardwood processing technologies, new or improved products made from low- and medium-grade hardwood sawtimber and nonselect species, and to develop effective wood product recovery, reuse, and recycling (https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/wood/index.html). Phils is also the leader of the Utilization of Southern Forest Resources research work unit with people in Athens, GA;, Auburn, AL, and Pineville, LA (https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/usfr/index.html). Please visit the listed web sites for more information. Phil has extensive experience in green home building and wood recovery and recycling; pallet production, recovery, repair, and reuse; in processing logs into lumber, and lumber into pallets, furniture and cabinet products; in international trade of hardwood products.