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64th International Convention Presentations

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GENERAL SESSION: Building on a Century of Forest Products Research


Session Chairs: Xiping Wang, Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Richard E. Schebler, Lumber Analyst, Pella Corp., Pella, IA

Building on a Century of Innovative and Successful University Research
Brian K. Brashaw, Program Dir., Natural Resources Research Inst., Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Residential Windows and Doors: History of Design and Material Changes

Richard E. Schebler, Lumber Analyst, Pella Corp., Pella, IA

Forest Products Laboratory – Building on a Century of Research
Christopher D. Risbrudt, Dir., USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Positioning the Forest Products Society for a Sustainable Future
Stefan A. Bergmann, Executive Vice President, Forest Products Society, Madison, WI

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SESSION 1: Woody Biomass: Economics, Supply, Conversion to Energy, and Environmental Impacts – Biomass


Sponsors: FPS Energy & Environmental Issues Group, Timber Production & Harvesting Group, and Economics & Financial Management Group (Joint)

Session Chairs: Eini C. Lowell, Research Scientist, Ecologically Sustainable Production of Forest Resources Team, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR; Philip H. Steele, Prof., Dept. of Forest Products, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS

Reconciling Field Estimates of Residual Biomass with Modeling Results of Biomass Available from Wildfire Risk Reduction Treatments
Elaine Oneil, Executive Dir., CORRIM, and James B. McCarter, Sr. Research Scientist, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA

Forest Biomass Resource by Tree Component for the Coterminous United States
Patrick D. Miles, Research Forester, Forest Inventory & Analysis Program, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, St. Paul, MN; W. Brad Smith, Associate National Program Leader, Forest Inventory & Analysis Program, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC

Costs and Considerations for Biomass from Wood Chips, Micro-Chips, and Torrefied Wood

Dana Mitchell, Research Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Auburn, AL

Size, Moisture Content, and Btu Value of Processed In-Woods Residues
David W. Patterson, Research Prof., School of Forest Resources, Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR; Jonathan I. Hartley, Program Technician, Arkansas Forest Resource Center, Monticello, AR; Matthew H. Pelkki, Prof., School of Forest Resources, Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR

Wisconsin's Forestland Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidelines
Eunice A. Padley, Forest Research Ecologist, Wisconsin DNR, Madison, WI; Jim Hoppe, Council Member, Wisconsin Council on Forestry, Tomahawk, WI; Sarah Herrick, Conservation Biologist, Wisconsin DNR, Madison, WI; Joe Kovach, Forest Ecologist and Silviculturist, Wisconsin DNR, Tomahawk, WI; Carmen Wagner, Forest Hydrologist, and Darrell Zastrow, Deputy Division Administrator, Division of Forestry, Wisconsin DNR, Madison, WI

Economic Feasibility of Woody Biomass Harvesting in Southeastern Missouri
Francisco X Aguilar, Prof., John Dwyer and Hank Stelzer, Associate Profs., and Adam Saunders, Grad. Assistant, Dept. of Forestry, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO

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SESSION 2: Bio-Based Materials: Characterization, Processing, and Product Development


Sponsors: FPS Particleboard, Fiberboard & Molded Products Group, Adhesives Group, and Structural Panel Group (Joint)

Session Chair: Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Composites from Plastics and Wood-Derived Materials: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed
Craig M. Clemons, Materials Research Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Influences on the Wettability of Hydrothermally Treated Southern Hardwood Species
T. Eric McConnell, Grad. Research Assistant, and Sheldon Q. Shi, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Forest Products, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS

Nanoscale Characterization of Interphase and their Impact on the Performance of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Sandeep Sudhakaran Nair, Grad. Research Assistant, and Siqun Wang, Associate Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Donna C. Hurley, Physicist, MSEL Materials Reliability Division, National Inst. of Standards & Technology, Boulder, CO

Evaluation of Nitrogen Chemistry on Modified Biomaterials
Xin Gu, Research Assistant, and Nicole R. Brown, Associate Prof. of Wood Chemistry, School of Forest Resources, and Fred Cannon, Prof. of Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA

Determination of Local Mechanical Properties in a Small OSB Sample by Means of Morphology-Based Finite Element Simulation Assisted with Advanced Imaging Techniques
Vaclav Sebera, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Wood Science, Mendel Univ. of Agriculture & Forestry, Brno, Czech Republic; Lech Muszyński, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR

Adhesive Application of Liquefied Mountain-Pine Beetle Infected Lodgepole Pine Barks
Yong Zhao, Ph.D. Student, and Ning Yan, Associate Prof., Faculty of Forestry, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Martin W. Feng, Sr. Research Scientist and Project Leader, FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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SESSION 3: Fungal Degradation Mechanisms

Sponsors: FPS Biology Group, Treated Wood Products Group, and Adhesives Group (Joint)

Session Chairs: Valdeir Arantes, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Wood Science, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Jonathan S. Schilling, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Serpula lacrymans as a Model for Brown Rot Fungal Mechanisms
Jonathan S. Schilling, Assistant Prof., Shona Duncan, Post-Doctoral Associate, and Brook Jacobson, Research Assistant, Dept. of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

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SESSION 7: Treated Wood Products for the 21st Century's 'Green' Customers

Sponsor: FPS Treated Wood Products Group

Session Chair: Adam M. Taylor, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: A Historical View of Wood Preservation in the U.S.
H. Michael Barnes, Thompson Prof. of Wood Science & Technology, Dept. of Forest Products, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MN; Adam M. Taylor, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Wood Protection in the 21st Century

Carol A. Clausen, Supervisory Research Microbiologist, and Frederick Green III, Research Microbiologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

New Wood Modification Technology on its Way to Practical Application
Holger Militz, Prof. and Dir., Dept. of Wood Biology & Wood Products, Georg-August-Univ., Göttingen, Germany

A Hypothesis on Termite-Resistant Heartwood: Effect of Antioxidants on Termites

Tor P. Schultz, Prof. (also Silvaware, Inc.), Nathan S. Little, Grad. Research Assistant, and Darrel D. Nicholas, Prof., Dept. of Forest Products, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS

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SESSION 11: Treated Wood Products for the 21st Century's 'Green' Customers (continued)

Sponsor: FPS Treated Wood Products Group

Session Chair: Adam M. Taylor, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Termites as Invasive Species in Wisconsin
Frederick Green III, Research Microbiologist, Rachel A. Arango, Entomologist, and Glenn Esenther, Emeritus Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Affect of Steam Treatment on Set Recovery and Mechanical Properties of Densified Wood
Andreja Kutnar, Research Associate, Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR, and Inst. for Natural Sciences & Technology, Univ. of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia; Frederick A. Kamke, JELD-WEN Prof., Dept. of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR

Physical-Mechanical Properties of Hard- and Softwood Industrial Heat Treated with Different Methods
Peter Niemz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil., Inst. for Building Materials, Wood Physics, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland; Thams Hofmann, Dr., Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary; Melanie Wetzig, Dipl.-Ing., Inst. for Building Materials, Wood Physics, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

Product Certification for “Green” Treated Wood Products
Mike H. Freeman, Independent Wood Scientist, Memphis, TN; Craig R. McIntyre, Pres., McIntyre Associates, Inc., Walls, MS

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SESSION 17: Bio-Based Materials: Characterization, Processing, and Product Development (continued)

Sponsors: FPS Particleboard, Fiberboard & Molded Products Group, Adhesives Group, and Structural Panel Group (Joint)

Session Chair: Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Production of Furfural and Hydroxymethylfurfural by Autohydrolysis and Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Wood: A Potential in-situ Board Resin
James D. McSweeny and Mandla A. Tshabalala, Research Chemists, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

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SESSION 20: International Collaboration of Forest Products Research

Sponsors: USDA Forest Service, Forest Product Laboratory and Chinese Research Institute of Wood Industry

Session Chairs: Kelin Ye, Research Prof. and Dir., Research Inst. of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, P.R. China; Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Market Opportunities for U.S. Forest Products in Central America
Henry Quesada, Assistant Prof., and Scott W. Lyon, Grad. Research Assistant, Dept. of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Development of High-Performance Hammer Milled Rice Straw Panel

Xianjun Li, Associate Prof., School of Material Science & Engineering, Central South Univ. of Forestry & Technology, Changsha, P.R. China and Visiting Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, and Jerrold E. Winandy, Retired Research Wood Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Altaf H. Basta, Research Prof., Dept. of Cellulose & Paper, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

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SESSION 22: Woody Biomass: Economics, Supply, Conversion to Energy, and Environmental Impacts – Biomass Policy and Economics (continued)

Sponsors: FPS Energy & Environmental Issues Group, Timber Production & Harvesting Group, and Economics & Financial Management Group (Joint)

Session Chairs: Eini C. Lowell, Research Scientist, Ecologically Sustainable Production of Forest Resources Team, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR; Philip H. Steele, Prof., Dept. of Forest Products, Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS

Biomass Value Policy Traps
Bruce Lippke, Pres. Emeritus, CORRIM, and Prof. Emeritus, School of Forest Resources, College of the Environment, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA

Building Woody Biomass Feedstock Prices – The Foundation for Market Success

Stephen J. Dinehart III, Pres., Heartland Business Consultants Inc., Middleton, WI; Ed Corrigan, Dir. of Finance & Operations, Cleantech Partners, Inc., Middleton, WI

Developing Biomass Markets and Supporting Biomass Communities using an Online Materials Exchange Model
Norm Ruttan, Pres., iWasteNot Systems, Mallorytown, ON, Canada

The Potential Impact of Increasing Wood Bio-Energy use on Forest Products Industries
Kenneth Skog, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; V. Alric Sample, Pres., Pinchot Inst. for Conservation, Washington, DC; Ralph Alig, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR; Peter J. Ince, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Gregory S. Latta, Sr. Faculty Research Associate, Dept. of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; Andrew D. Kramp, Research Associate, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Eric M. White, Research Economist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR

Western Forests: Critical Issues for the Next Decade
Marcia Patton-Mallory, Bioenergy & Climate Change Specialist, Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO; Dana Coelho, Program Mgr., Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, USDA Forest Service, Lakewood, CO

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SESSION 23: Bio-Based Materials: Characterization, Processing, and Product Development (continued)

Sponsors: FPS Particleboard, Fiberboard & Molded Products Group, Adhesives Group, and Structural Panel Group (Joint)

Session Chair: Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Cellulosic Nanocomposites from Hardwood Residues and Hybrid Poplar
Qingzheng Cheng, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Jingxin Wang, Associate Prof., and Joseph F. McNeel, Prof. and Dir., Division of Forestry & Natural Resources, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV

Modification of Urea-Formaldehyde Resin Adhesive by Acrylamide Copolymerization for Low Formaldehyde Emission
Byung-Dae Park, Associate Prof., and Ho-Won Jeong, Grad. Student, Dept. of Wood Science & Technology, Kyungpook National Univ., Daegu, South Korea; Sang-Min Lee, Research Scientist, Division of Environmental Wooden Materials Engineering, Korea Forest Research Inst., Seoul, South Korea

Processing and Characterization of Microcellular PHBV / PBAT / Recycled Wood Fiber / Nanoclay Composites
Alireza Javadi, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Materials, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Yottha Srithep and Jungjoo Lee, Research Assistants, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Srikanth Pilla, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA; Craig M. Clemons, Materials Research Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Shaoqin (Sarah) Gong, Prof., Dept. of Materials and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI and Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Prof., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2nd Place Wood Award – Application of 2H NMR to Probe in-situ Organization of Lignocelluloses
Sudip Chowdhury, Grad. Research Assistant, Dept. of Wood Science & Forest Products and Macromolecules & Interfaces Inst., Louis A. Madsen, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Chemistry and Macromolecules & Interfaces Inst., and Charles E. Frazier, Prof., Dept. of Wood Science & Forest Products and Macromolecules & Interfaces Inst., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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SESSION 25: International Collaboration of Forest Products Research (continued)

Sponsors: USDA Forest Service, Forest Product Laboratory and Chinese Research Institute of Wood Industry

Session Chairs: Kelin Ye, Research Prof. and Dir., Research Inst. of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, P.R. China; John F. Hunt, Research Mechanical Engineer, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Nanoindentation and Microscopic Characterization of PF / Bamboo Adhesive Bondline
Yan Yu, Associate Prof., International Center for Bamboo & Rattan, Beijing, P.R. China; Charles R. Frihart, Head of Wood Adhesives, USDA Forest Servcie, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Zehui Jiang, Prof., International Center for Bamboo & Rattan, Beijing, P.R. China; Joseph E. Jakes, Student Training General Engineer, Christopher G. Hunt, Research Chemist, Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, and James F. Beecher, Group Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

An X-Ray Scanning Method for Measuring the Moisture Content of Wood during Hot Air Drying
Xianjun Li, Associate Prof., School of Material Science & Engineering, Central South Univ. of Forestry & Technology, Changsha, P.R. China and Visiting Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Zhiyong Cai, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI; Feng Fu, Researcher, Research Inst. of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, P.R. China

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SESSION 26: General Topics in Marketing

Sponsor: FPS Marketing Group

Session Chairs: Francisco X. Aguilar, Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Wood & Paper Science, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Forest Products Emerging from the Recession
Henry Spelter, Economist, Peter J. Ince, Research Forester, and Kenneth Skog, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

Do Consumers Perceive Wood as a Natural Building Material?
Anders Q. Nyrud, Sr. Researcher, and Julie H. Arnseth and Kristian Bysheim, Researchers, Norsk Treteknisk Institutt, Oslo, Norway

Evolvement of Wood Culture in the United States: A Good Marketing Tool
Howard N. Rosen, Staff Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Resource Use Research, Washington, DC

Assessing Consumer Demand for Wood Household Furniture
Nathan E. Irby, Research Assistant, Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Assistant Prof., and Philip H. Mitchell, Extension Wood Products Specialist, Dept. of Wood & Paper Science, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Increasing the Market Share for Softwood Glued-Laminated Lumber by Matching the Performance and Convenience of LVL
Russell Gentry, Associate Prof., Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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SESSION 30: General Topics in Marketing

Sponsor: FPS Marketing Group

Session Chairs: Francisco X. Aguilar, Prof., Dept. of Forestry, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Wood & Paper Science, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Best Practices in Quality Management for Achieving Innovation Performance
Scott Leavengood, Associate Prof. and Dir., Oregon Wood Innovation Center, Dept of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; Timothy R. Anderson, Associate Prof., Dept. of Engineering & Technology Management, Portland State Univ., Portland, OR

A Study of Innovation and Change Management in Ghana’s Forest Products Industry
A.L. (Tom) Hammett, Prof., and Richard Bonsi, Grad. Research Assistant, Dept. of Wood Science & Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Relationship Value in the Hardwood Lumber Industry
Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Assistant Prof., and Ronalds Gonzalez, Grad. Research Assistant, Dept. of Wood & Paper Science, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

Environmental Properties of Construction Materials
Kristian Bysheim, Researcher, and Anders Q. Nyrud, Sr. Researcher, Norsk Treteknisk Institutt, Oslo, Norway

Trade Associations and Group Certification Programs: How can they Impact the Certification Movement?
Iris Montague, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, Princeton, WV

Social Perceptions of the Bio-Energy Industry in the Southeastern U.S.
Steven Tyler Pires, Grad. Research Assistant, and Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Assistant Prof., Dept. of Wood & Paper Science, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC

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SESSION 32: Forest Products Research from Around the World

Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Session Chair: Christopher D. Risbrudt, Dir., USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab., Madison, WI

New Zealand Wood Processing Research: Past Accomplishments and Future Opportunities
Tom Richardson, CEO, Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand

Shaping the Profile for Future Demands – Wood Research at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research (Empa)
Klaus Richter, Head, Wood Lab., Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Activities of the International Association of Wood Products Societies
Nobuaki Hattori, Prof., Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture & Technology and Pres., Japan Wood Research Society, Tokyo, Japan

The Changing Forest Sector Innovation System in Canada
Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO, FPInnovations, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Forest-Based Biorefinery Programs in Finland
Ali Harlin, Prof. and Industrial Biomaterials Programme Manager, VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland

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