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2014

Laval University

Mariotti N 2014 Utilisation de lignines Kraft comme agent de couplage dans des composites à base de polyéthylène de haute densité (HDPE) contenant des fibres d'écorce (Use of Kraft lignins as coupling agent in composites of high density polyethylene (HDPE) containing bark fibres). PhD dissertation. Laval University, Québec City, QC, Canada

2013

Istanbul University

Gonultas O 2013 Utilization of bark tannins from oriental spruce (Picea orientalis) and oak (Quercus spp.) in bioadhesive production. PhD dissertation. Istanbul University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey (adviser: M Balaban Ucar). 152 pp.

Mississippi State University

Joshi V 2013 Comparison of indigenous and bio-augmented pentachlorophenol (PCP) degrading bacteria for remediation of PCP in contaminated groundwater. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: L Prewitt). 121 pp.

Lee M 2013 Environmental impacts of formaldehyde release from and structural changes of medium density fiberboard disposed in a simulated landfill. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: L Prewitt). 105 pp.

Mao A 2013 Effects of melamine and ether contents on the curing and performance properties of ureaformaldehyde (UF) resins as binders for particleboard. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: E Hassan, M Kim). 150 pp.

Moghbeli T 2013 Effect of plant-based filtration and biotreatment on toxicity of bio-oil process water. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S Diehl). 94 pp.

Tao J 2013 Characterization and stability of bio-oils upgraded by esterification and olefination. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: P Steele). 193 pp.

2012

Mississippi State University

Bakhshizadeh H 2012 Accelerated composting of hardwood bark amended with organic and inorganic fertilizer. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: A Borazjani). 59 pp.

Castillo HE 2012 An applied investigation of corn-based distillers dried grains with solubles in the production of natural fiber-plastic composites. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: A Borazjani). 82 pp.

Che W 2012 Cellulosic fiber-derived carbon catalyzed by iron oxide nanoparticles. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: H M Barnes, S Shi). 107 pp.

Demirel S 2012 Static and fatigue performance of oriented strandboard as upholstered furniture frame stock. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: J Zhang). 175 pp.

Diaz I 2012 Rapid non-destructive assessment of southern yellow pine lumber properties by near infrared spectroscopy. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: D Jones). 68 pp.

Hafez IH 2012 Low-temperature hydrothermal liquefaction of giant miscanthus with alcohol as co-solvent. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: E Hassan). 76 pp.

Jenkins K 2012 Evaluating the mechanism of oxalate production of Fibroporia radiculosa isolates in relation to copper-tolerance. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University.(Advisor: S. Diehl) 125 pp.

Johnson TE 2012 Enhancing the residual efficacy of wood phytosanitation using a silane. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S Kitchens). 68 pp.

Langroodi SK 2012 Efficacy and biodegradability of pentachlorophenol in conventional and biodiesel amended carriers. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: A Borazjani). 74 pp.

Leng W 2012 Comparison of properties of pine scrim lumber made from modified scrim. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: H M Barnes). 107 pp.

Li Q 2012 Enhancing levoglucosan formation during fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: P Steele). 141 pp.

Shen Y 2012 Evaluation of water absorption and mechanical properties of natural fiber composites made with silane treated kenaf fibers. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: R Shumlsky). 34 pp.

Sukhbaatar B 2012 Optimization of hydrothermal pretreatment and membrane filtration processes of various feedstocks to isolate hemicelluloses for biopolymer applications. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: E Hassan). 104 pp.

University of Padova, Italy

Crivellaro A 2012 Wood, bark and pith structure in trees and shrubs of Cyprus: anatomical descriptions and ecological interpretation. PhD dissertation. Dept. Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Italy (advisers: T Urso and FH Schweingruber). 417 pp.

University of Tennessee

Nair S 2012 Nanoscale characterization of fiber/matrix interphase and its impact on the performance of natural fiber reinforced polymer composites.  PhD dissertation. Center for renewable carbon, Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries. University of Tennessee (adviser: Siqun Wang). 176 pp.

University of Wisconsin

Bergman RD 2012 The effect on climate change impacts for building products when including the timing of greenhouse gas emissions. PhD dissertation. University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI (advisors: SA Bowe and KE Skog). 269 pp.

2011

Laval University

Kavazović Z 2011 Mathematical modeling of hotpressing of MDF panels: Coupling of mechanical and heat and mass transfer models. PhD dissertation. Laval University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Québec City, QC, Canada (advisers: A Fortin and A Cloutier). 138 pp.

Mississippi State University

Hill JM 2011  An evaluation of laboratory manufactured fire retardant treated flakeboard. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: H M Barnes). 77 pp.

Parker LA 2011 Regulation of selective delignification in the white-rot decay fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S V Diehl). 74 pp.

Shi J 2011  Kenaf bast for fiber reinforced polymer composites. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: Sheldon Shi, H M Barnes). 86 pp.

Stokes CE 2011 Effects of in-situ biosparging on pentachlorophenol (PCP) degradation and bacterial communities in PCP. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: M L Prewitt, H Borazjani). 122 pp.

Tang J D-M 2011 A genomic and transcriptomic analysis of wood decay and copper tolerance in the brown rot fungus Fibroporia radiculosa. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S V Diehl). 122 pp.

Tor O 2011 Effects of driving torques on screw withdrawal resistance from wood-based composites. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: J Zhang). 161 pp. Access restricted.

University of British Columbia

Robertson AB 2011 A comparative life cycle assessment of mid-rise office building construction alternatives: laminated timber or reinforced concrete. MS thesis. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (advisers: F Lam and RJ Cole). 159 pp. 

University of Eastern Finland

Borrega M 2011 Mechanisms affecting the structure and properties of heat-treated and high-temperature dried Norway spruce (Picea abies) wood. PhD dissertation. School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland (adviser: P Kärenlampi). 52 pp.

University of Toronto

Nejad M 2011 Coating performance on preservative treated wood. PhD dissertation. University of Toronto (adviser: P Cooper). 170 pp.

2010

Laval University

Drouin M 2010 Analysis of paper birch (Betula Papyrifera Marsh) wood color variability and its impact on lumber quality and  value. PhD dissertation. Université Laval, Faculty of Forestry and Geomatics, Québec, QC (advisers: R Beauregard and  I Duchesne). 172 pp.

Mississippi State University

Bhattacharya P 2010 Reaction of bio-oil with alcohols: effect on long term stability and properties of bio-oil for use as fuel. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: L L Ingram). 78 pp. Access restricted.

Dahlen J 2010 Decay and environmental studies on southern pine. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University. (Major adviser: R Shmulsky). 96 pp.

Du Y 2010 An applied investigation of kenaf-based fiber/polymer composites as potential lightweight materials for automotive components. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: J Zhang). 119 pp.

Green BL 2010 Rapid non-destructive assessment of wood decay by near infrared spectroscopy. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: D Jones). 94 pp. Access restricted.

Kakeh M 2010 Novel type engineered structural beams from pine lumber. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: R Shmulsky). 95 pp.

Kang Y 2010 Molecular approaches for characterization of biodegradation genes expressed during microbial colonization on decayresistant and non-resistant woods in forest soil. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University. (advisers: M L Prewitt, S V Diehl). 178 pp.

Katarukonda ST 2010 MS (Non-thesis option). Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: L Prewitt)

Lindsey GB 2010 Evaluation of the Parameters Specified in AWPA Standard E1 for Testing Against Subterranean Termites. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University.(adviser: T L Amburgey). 83 pp.

Linton JM 2010 Physical and mechanical properties evaluations of A new engineered wood product.  MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: H M Barnes). 70 pp.

Little NS 2010 Laboratory and field studies on subterranean termites native to the eastern United States. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: T P Schultz). 57 pp.

McConnell TE 2010 Utilization of extracted hardwood flakes for manufacturing oriented strand lumber. PhD dissertation. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: R Shmulsky, S Q Shi). 89 pp.

Platt J 2010 MS (Non-thesis option). Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: R Shmulsky).

Slay RA 2010 Modeling moisture absorption and thickness swelling for oriented strand board (OSB). MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: H M Barnes). 61 pp.

Tu C 2010 Tensile, moment and torsional resistance evaluation and prediction of mortise-and-tenon joints in wood-based composites. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: J Zhang). 101 pp.

Yu H 2010 MS (Non-thesis option). Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: J Zhang)

North Carolina State University

Ramirez V MA 2010 Cellulose Nanocrystals Reinforced Electrospun  Poly(lactic acid) Fibers as Potential Scaffold for Bone Tissue  Engineering. MS thesis. NCSU Forest Biomaterials Science, Raleigh, NC (advisers: L Lucia and E Loboa). 85 pp.

Oregon State University

Le EA 2010 Numerical modeling and experiments on wood-strand composites. PhD dissertation. Oregon State University, Wood Science and Engineering Department, Materials Science Department, Corvallis, OR (advisers: JA Nairn and WH Warnes). 181 pp.

University of British Columbia

Liu MLY 2010 Fermentation of hemicellulose rich liquid fraction derived from steam pretreated softwoods.  MS thesis. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, BC (adviser: G Go). 112 pp.

Qin W 2010 High consistency enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose.  MS thesis. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, BC (adviser: G Go). 140 pp. 

Tekleyohannes AT 2010 Unified and heterogeneous modeling of water vapour sorption in Douglas-fir wood with artificial neural networks. PhD dissertation. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, BC (adviser: S Avramidis). 284 pp.

University of Tennessee

Meng Y 2010 Methods for characterizing mechanical properties of wood cell walls via nanoindentation. MS thesis. Center for renewable carbon, Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries. University of Tennessee.(adviser: Siqun Wang).  159 pp.

West Virginia University

Adebayo A 2010 Pretreatments and energy potentials of Appalachian hardwood residues for biofuel production. PhD dissertation. West Virginia University, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Morgantown, WV (adviser: J Wang).  94 pp.

Sharma B 2010 Modeling of forest harvest scheduling and terrestrial carbon sequestration. PhD dissertation. West Virginia University, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Morgantown, WV (adviser: J Wang).  160 pp.

Wu J 2010 Development of economic analysis model for woody biomass to biofuels in central Appalachian. PhD dissertation. West Virginia University, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Morgantown, WV (adviser: J Wang).  199 pp.

2009

Laval University

Cyr PL 2009 Amino Resins (UF and MUF) Penetration In Medium  Density Fiberboard (MDF) Fibers. PhD dissertation. Université Laval, Faculty of Forestry and Geomatics, Québec, QC (adviser: B Riedl). 218  pp.

Mississippi State University

Gungor C 2009 A human factors and ergonomics awareness survey of professional personnel in the American furniture industry.  MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S Hunter). 172 pp. Access restricted.

Li Q 2009 Biomass pretreatment for increased anhydrosugars yield during fast pyrolysis. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University. adviser: P H Steele). 78 pp.

Mangum LH 2009 Treatment of Timtek process water by co-composting and aqueous phytoremedation. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: H Borazjani). 54 pp.

Mangum L 2009 Effects of microbial interactions on gene expression during the wood decay process.  MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (adviser: S V Diehl). 58 pp.

Mao A 2009 An investigation of using pyrolysis bio-oil as part of the binder system for wood-based composites. MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University (advisers: S Q Shi, M Kim). 59 pp.

Wilkes J 2009 Ultra stiff wood composite:  A comparison of strength properties against existing products in the forest products market.  MS thesis. Forest Products Dept. College of Forest Resources. Mississippi State University. adviser: R D Seale). 45 pp.

North Carolina State University

Diaz JT 2009 Green Liquor Pretreatment for Hardwood chips to Ethanol conversion strategies. MS thesis. NCSU, Forest Biomaterials Department, Raleigh, NC (advisers: L Lucian and J Hasan). 87pp.

Oregon State University

Rathi VM 2009 Bending Property Enhancement of Wood Strand Composite using Viscolelastic Thermal Compression (VTC). MS dissertation. Oregon State University, Wood Science and Engineering Department, Corvallis, OR (adviser: FA Kamke). 125 pp.

Schwarzkopf MJ 2009 Development and Evaluation of Oriented Strandboard Bonded with Soy-Based Formaldehyde-Free Adhesvies. MS thesis. OSU Department of Wood Science and Engineering, Corvallis, OR (adviser: K Li). 90 pp.

University of British Columbia

Lazarescu C 2009 Wood Shrinkage Response to Tensile Stresses in Convective Drying. PhD dissertation. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, BC (adviser: S Avramidis ). 141 pp.

University of Maine

Mills R 2009 Development of a ligno-cellulosic polymeric and reinforced sheet molding compound (SMC). PhD dissertation. University of Maine School of Forest Resources, Orono, ME (adviser: DJ Gardner). 130 pp.

Oporto GS 2009 Characterizing the mechanism of improved adhesion of  modified wood plastic composite (WPC) surfaces. PhD dissertation.  University of Maine, Orono, ME (adviser: DJ Gardner). 213 pp.

University of New Brunswick

Leger CA 2009 The role of lignin in a furfuryl alcohol-lignin adhesive. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (advisers: MH Schneider, F Chan). 193 pp.

University of Tennessee

Chastain JS 2009 A statistical reliability analysis of the variability and upper percentiles of the wood strand thickness of oriented strand board. MS thesis. The University ofTennessee, Department of Statistics, Knoxville, TN (adviser: TM Young).138 pp.

Crookston KA 2009 Reliability of wood plastic composites and  improving lower percentile estimation via induced percentile censoring. MS thesis. The University of Tennessee, Department of Statistics, Knoxville, TN (adviser: TM Young). 126 pp.

Virgina Tech

Perkins BR 2009 Modeling Factors that Influence Firm Performance in the Eastern Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing Industry. PhD dissertation. Virginia Tech, Department of Wood Science & Forest Products, Blacksburg, VA (adviser: RL Smith). 158 pp.

West Virginia University

Dhungana S 2009 Development of a web-based woody biomass energy expert system. MS thesis. West Virginia University, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Morgantown, WV (adviser: J Wang).  64 pp.

Nkansah K 2009 Rapid characterization of biomass: The use of near infrared and fluorescence spectroscopy as Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Method.  MS thesis.  West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (adviser: B Dawson-Andoh). 116 pp.

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