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Expert in Fungal Degradation of Wood, Wood Preservation, Forest Products, Bioconversion and Bioprocessing

Expert ID: 731681 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert is Expert at a nationally ranked university. He is highly experienced in the Forest Products Industry and has strong expertise in a number of areas ranging from the Structural Degradation of Wood by Decay Fungi, to the Production of Wood Composites. He is an expert in the causes of degradation of wood and the protection/preservation of wood. He has co-edited three books on this subject. He is very familiar with fungal
and bacterial attack on wood as well as marine borer, insect attack, and non-biological/mechanical problems.

Expert has designed and fabricated wood treatment cylinders and chambers and has extensive experience with wood treatment processes. He is also an expert in the bioconversion and bioprocessing of wood and other lignocellulose materials including processes such as biopulping. He has over 100 refereed research publications in these areas, and he has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally on 4 different continents. In addition, Expert has received teaching awards for his excellence in the classroom.

Expert has served as the elected President of the Forest Products Society and on the Executive Board of the Society of Wood Science and Technology, and he has many industry, academic and government contacts via his contacts with these organizations. He also served as the National Director of the Wood Utilization Research Centers. His prior experience also includes service as the Program Leader in Wood Science and Technology at the University of Maine and Head, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.

In addition to his academic experience as a teacher and researcher, he is an experienced Expert Witness in giving Courtroom testimony, as well as in preparing Depositions and Declarations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: PhD Subject: Wood Products, Wood Preservation, Fungal Biodeterioration of Wood (Wood Decay), Sustainable Biomaterials Institution: Oregon State University
Year: 1980 Degree: M.S. Wood Science Subject: Wood Science and Engineering Institution: Oregon State University
Year: 1976 Degree: B.S. Subject: Wood Science Institution: University of New Hampshire

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Department of Sustainable Biomaterials (Formerly called Wood Science and Forest Products) Responsibilities: Expert conducts research, teaches, and perform outreach activities as a Expert in the field of Wood Science and Technology and Sustainable Biomateirals. His research focuses on wood properties and related function, the protection and biodeterioration of wood as related to loss of structural properties, the bioconversion of woody materials for energy and platform chemical production, and the development of advanced hybrid composite materials that use wood together with other advanced materials.
Years: 1983 to 2010 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Professor Department: School of Forest Resources Responsibilities: Expert conducted research, taught, and performed outreach activities as a Expert in the field of Wood Science and Technology and Sustainable Biomateirals. His research focused on wood properties and related function, the protection and biodeterioration of wood as related to loss of structural properties, the bioconversion of woody materials for energy and platform chemical production, and the development of advanced hybrid composite materials that use wood together with other advanced materials.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society, International Association of Wood Anatomists, Forest Products (Research) Society, International Research Group on Wood Protection, National Planning Committee (NPC) on Forest Products Research (USDA Forest Service)
Professional Appointments
Board of Directors (International Executive Board member) for both the Forest Products
Society, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology.

-Chair, Education Committee.
-Communications Committee,
-Director, SWST International Executive Board.
-Visiting Scientist Committee.
-Chair, Accreditation Committee. Ex-officio as Executive Board Director
-Chair, Critical Matters Committee,
-Chair, Symposium Committee,
-Nominating Committee

President-Elect, International FPS, President.
- Chair, “Wood Award” selection committee.
-Publications committee.
-Field Editor, Wood Preservation.
-Treated Wood Technical Interest Group, Vice-Chair, Chair
-Co-Chair, National Annual Meeting
-Executive Board Member National FPS, NE Board Member,
-NE Section Chair,
-NE Section Vice-Chair
Awards / Recognition
Elected Fellow – International Academy of Wood Scientists

Oustanding Alumnus – College of Forestry, Oregon State University.

Gottschalk Award - Forest Products Society. “The purpose of this prestigious Award is to bestow the Society's highest level of recognition on an individual that has served the Society with great distinction and dedication.”

Co-Chair, 48th Annual Forest Products Society. Recognition Award.

Commemoration Award. Lecture tour of Korean Forest Products programs at Chungbuk
University, Seoul National University, and Chonnam National University.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 4 patents and one trademark. More information available upon request.

Fields of Expertise

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