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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

» Tuesday, September 24, 2013
5:00–7:00 pm   Registration and Welcome Reception - Best Western InnTowner
» Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:00–8:00 am   Registration - Forest Products Laboratory (5th Floor Lobby)
8:00–9:00 am   Opening of the Symposium - Forest Products Laboratory (Room 500)
9:00–9:15 am   Break
9:15–11:15 am   General Session (20 min. each speaker) - Forest Products Laboratory (Room 500)
11:30 am–12:30 pm   Lunch (Wisconsin Style Brat Fry) - Forest Products Laboratory, Centennial Research Facility (CRF)
1:00–2:30 pm   Concurrent Technical Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
2:30–2:45 pm   Break
2:45–4:15 pm   Concurrent Technical Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
4:15–6:00 pm   Poster Session & Exhibits - Forest Products Laboratory, Centennial Research Facility (CRF)
Note: Posters available each day from 8:30am–4:00pm
» Thursday, September 26, 2013
7:00–8:00 am   Registration - Forest Products Laboratory (5th Floor Lobby)
8:30–10:00 am   Concurrent Technical Sessions 4, 5, 6 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
10:00–10:15 am   Break
10:15–11:45 am   Concurrent Technical Sessions 4, 5, 6 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
12:00–1:00 pm   Lunch (Catered by "Lizz's Food for Thought") - Forest Products Laboratory (5th Floor Lobby)
1:15–2:45 pm   Concurrent Technical Sessions 7, 8, 9 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
2:45–3:00 pm   Break
3:00–4:30 pm   Concurrent Technical Sessions 7, 8, 9 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
5:00–7:00 pm   Social Hour - Pyle Center Rooftop Terrace, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Madison Metro free bus 80 (UW Campus route) or Best Western InnTowner shuttle transport
7:00–9:00 pm   Banquet - Pyle Center Alumni Lounge, University of Wisconsin—Madison
» Friday, September 27, 2013
8:30–10:00 am   Concurrent Technical Sessions 10, 11, 12 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
10:00–10:15 am   Break
10:15–11:45 am   Concurrent Technical Sessions 10, 11, 12 - Forest Products Laboratory (Rooms 500, 501 & 300)
12:00–1:00 pm   Lunch (Catered by "Lizz's Food for Thought") - Forest Products Laboratory (5th Floor Lobby)
1:00–1:30 pm   Close Out - Forest Products Laboratory (Room 500)
2:00–3:30 pm   Tours of FPL available - (Meet in 5th Floor Lobby)
5:00–8:00 pm   Betty Lou Dinner Cruise - (Extra charge, pre-registration required)


GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS

» Moderator: Francisco Arriaga Martitegui (Spain)
Francisco Arriaga is a Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM) in Spain. He teaches structural design courses at the Forestry Engineering Faculty and coordinates the timber construction research group at the UPM. His research is focused on structural use of timber products and nondestructive testing and evaluation methods for wood materials and structures. Francisco has worked on several structure inspection projects, mostly in historic timber buildings. He is also involved in timber products standardization and design codes for timber structures at the national standardization body and European committees. He is the author or co-author of numerous technical reports, articles and books focused on timber structural design. Francisco holds a MS degree in Architecture and a PhD from Technical University of Madrid.
» Speaker: Helmuth J. Resch (Austria) - From Conception to Completion
Dr. Helmuth Resch is Emeritus Professor of Wood Technology at the University of Natural Resources of Vienna, Austria. He also administrated the private Austrian Forest Products Laboratory for some time. In the USA, he had been a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley and of Utah State University. Thereafter, for almost 17 years, he lead industrial and scientific research as well as academic education as Head of the Department of Forest Products at Oregon State University. For another 5 years, he served as Dean of Research at the State University of New York at Syracuse. He has a strong international orientation; He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, served as president of the Society.
» Speaker: Raquel Gonçalves (Brazil) - Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood–Research and Technology Transfer in South America
Raquel Gonçalves is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. She holds MS and PhD degrees from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, specializing in wood structures, and has conducted post-doctoral work at Université Laval, Québec, Canadá. Dr. Gonçalves currently leads the research group Nondestructive Testing of Wood of the National Research Council of Brazil (CNPq). Raquel is a contributing member of various technical committees, including those associated with the Brazilian Society of Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (ABENDI). She works on nondestructive testing standards for grading wood products, and actively works on transferring nondestructive testing technologies to Brazil's timber industry.

Dr. Gonçalves coordinates the Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (LabEND) at UNICAMP's College of Agricultural Engineering and has guided numerous graduate and post-doctoral candidates, with the support of the Brazilian government and private sector firms. She has authored or co-authored over one hundred articles that have appeared in scientific journals and symposia proceedings. Raquel works closely with a private technology deployment firm in developing ultrasound equipment for use in evaluating wooden poles, wood product grading systems, and other applications in forestry.
» Speaker: Lihai Wang (China) - Advances of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Research in Asia
Dr. Lihai Wang is a Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China. He holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Forest Logging and Transportation
Engineering, all from Northeast Forestry University. He has focused his research in several areas, including ecological forest operations, transportation and logistics engineering in forestry, forest products testing and the development of innovative wood products. Dr. Wang has published more than 150 technical articles in
refereed journals, and holds six patents. He is a respected technical leader and administrator, holding key leadership positions with the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), Chinese Society of Forestry, International Journal of Forest Engineering, Forest Engineering National Experiment and Teaching Demonstration Center, and the Heilongjiang Provincial Laboratory.
» Speaker: Turker Dundar (Turkey) - European Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood Research and Its Practical Applications
Turker Dundar is an Associate Professor in the Wood Mechanics and Technology Department, Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul. His research and teaching focuses on nondestructive testing and evaluation methods for wood materials and structures, wood physics and wood mechanics. He developed and teaches "Wood Physics" and "Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood" courses and seminars. He also teaches the following graduate courses--"Wood-Water Relations", "Physics of Wood Structure" and "Advanced Wood Mechanics". He is the author or co-author of various research papers in a wide range of publications. Turker holds a BS degree in Forestry, with MS and PhD degrees from the Institute of Science İstanbul University.
» Speaker: Roger Meder (New Zealand) - From Research to Industry-Current Developments and Implementation of Nondestructive Testing in Australasia
Roger Meder has a BSc and MSc in chemistry from Otago University in New Zealand. He completed his PhD with Prof Sir Paul Callaghan at Massey University (NZ) in the field of physics, specifically magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. He spent 16 years at the NZ Forest Research Institute where he first started using IR, NIR and NMR spectra to predict wood quality in order to provide rapid non-destructive measurement of end-use performance.

Upon moving to Australia in 2001, he spent a brief period at Queensland University of Technology and then joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) where he is currently Group Leader of the Forest Genetics, Genomics and Phenomics group within CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, which is located in Brisbane and Canberra.

He is an editor of the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy and has guest edited two Special Issues dedicated to Applications of NIR Spectroscopy to Wood and Wood Products. His current interest is the application of NIR spectroscopy to allow non-destructive, in-forest, rapid phenotyping of thousands of individuals within tree breeding trials to provide tree breeders with additional measures of wood quality (other than growth and density) to improve breeding selection. He holds positions within IUFRO as the Coordinator of Research Group 5.06 (Characterisation and Utilisation of Plantation Wood) and is a Deputy Convener of Working Group 5.02.01 (Non-destructive Evaluation of Wood)
» Speaker: Brian K. Brashaw (USA) - Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood-Research and Technology Transfer in North America
Brian Brashaw is Director of the Wood Materials and Engineering Program at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), University of Minnesota Duluth. His work focuses on research on nondestructive testing and evaluation methods for wood materials and structures, and applied product development and technology transfer. He coordinates NRRI's Physical and Mechanical Testing Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of numerous technical reports and publications. He is co-author of the popular "Wood and Timber Condition
Assessment Manual", published by the Forest Products Society. Brian holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Washington State University, respectively, and is currently a PhD candidate at Mississippi State University.

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