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TECHNICAL SESSIONS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 17, 2020

AUTHOR NOTIFICATION DEADLINE: February 17, 2020

New to the FPS IC this year are the pre-organized technical sessions. The goal of these sessions is to bring together critical masses of attendees at the FPS IC with expertise and interest in specific topics. Below is the list of pre-organized technical sessions with their organizers. Click the "SESSION INFORMATION" button within the session box below to see additional information, including the session's scope and current list of confirmed and invited speakers.

Forest Products Processing: Operations Improvement
Organizers:
  • Scott Leavengood, Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (email)
  • Henry Quesada, Associate Professor, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA (email)
Innovation in Mass Timber Engineering and Design
Organizer:
  • Arijit Sinha, Associate Professor, Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA (email)
Forest Products Business Development and Marketing
Organizer:
  • Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA (email)
Sustainable Packaging
Organizers:
  • Brian Via, Director of the Forest Products Development Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (email)
  • Yucheng Peng, Assistant Professor of the Forest Products Development Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA (email)
Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood
Organizer:
  • Frederico França, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA (email)
Durability and Protection of Wood and Wood Products 
Organizer:
  • Tâmara França, Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA (email)
Circular Forest Products
Organizer:
  • Hui Wan, Professor and Associate Director of Biomaterial International Collaborative Research Center at Southwest Forestry University, China (email)
Knowledge Exchange Between the US and Africa
Organizer:
  • Olajide Joseph Alaba, BlackCamel Energy Ltd. Nigeria (email)
General Sessions
Organizer:
  • Joseph Jakes, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA (email)