Faculty of Sustainable Biomaterials

Ching-Hsun Huang

Ching-Hsun Huang

Economics of renewable energy, forest ecosystem services, carbon sequestration, optimal forest management, wildfire economics

Brian Bond

Brian Bond

  • Director, CNRE Leadership Institute and Professor 
  • 540-231-8752
  •  bbond@vt.edu

Wood drying, wood processing and manufacturing, wood identification, performance of wood in use, wood flooring

John Bouldin

John Bouldin 

  • Managing Director, Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design 
  • 540-231-5370 
  •  johnbouldin@vt.edu

Design of custom test protocols, design of custom test jig apparatuses, design of custom data collection spreadsheets, engineered wood products in residential construction, and residential property inspection

Urs Buehlmann

Urs Buehlmann 

Manufacturing systems engineering, lean manufacturing, business benchmarking, competitive strategy, and globalization

Robert Bush

Robert Bush 

Marketing, competitive strategy, capital budgeting and decision making, structural characteristics of the wood-based industries, and packaging as a marketing function

Linda Caudill

Linda Caudill

Wood-based composites, manufacturing processes and process optimization, quality control, manufacturing management and leadership, and research center administration

Zhangjing Chen

Zhangjing Chen 

Wood drying specializing in wood vacuum drying, vacuum/steam phytosanitation and life cycle analysis of biomaterials and forest products

Kevin Edgar

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

Charles Frazier

Lignocellulose chemistry, biomass rheology, composite materials, and surface chemistry and adhesion

T

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

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

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

Wonjung Jung 

Graphic design, illustrator, and painting

Young Kim

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

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

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

Eduardo Molina 

  • Instructor, Packaging Systems and Design
  • 540-231-8215 
  • molina@vt.edu

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

Henry Quesada

Henry Quesada 

Continuous improvement, organizational innovation, international marketing, supply chain management, and business process management

Maren Roman

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

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.

Bob Smith

Robert Smith 

  • Associate Dean for Engagement and Professor
  • 540-231-7679 
  • rsmith4@vt.edu

Packaging as a marketing function, industrial marketing, personal selling, sales management, international marketing and strategic management

Paul Winistorfer

Paul Winistorfer 

  • Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • 540-231-5481 
  • pwinisto@vt.edu

Densification in wood composites, wood performance in application, wood composites manufacture, testing and performance, and wood identification and use

Audrey Zink-Sharp

Audrey Zink-Sharp 

  • Associate Department Head and Professor
  • 540-231-8820
  • agzink@vt.edu

Quantitative wood anatomy, micro-mechanics, video microscopy for strain measurement, forest ecological disturbances and wood anatomy

 Professor Emeriti          
Wolfgang Glasser 804-320-0456 - wglasser@vt.edu
Fred Lamb fml195@vt.edu
Marshall White 540-231-7134 - mswhite@vt.edu
Adjunct Faculty  
Philip Araman Forest Service - 540-231-5341 - paraman@vt.edu
Jim Chamberlain Forest Service - 540-231-3611 - jchamberlain@fs.fed.us
Jeremy Madden Virginia Tech Lecturer and Researcher, GMIT Letterfrack, Ireland 
Al Schuler 304-431-2727 
Frank Woeste 540-951-0469 - fwoeste@vt.edu