THOMAS M. MALONEY, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away on June 18, 2014 at his Pullman home. Thomas was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Raymond, WA to Peter & May (Jacobsen) Maloney. He grew up and attended school in Raymond, where he graduated from Raymond High School. He attended Washington State College now WSU where he earned his Bachelors degree with Honors in Industrial Arts. Thomas married Donna MacCallum in Seattle on Dec. 10, 1960 and returned to Pullman where they made their home. Thomas had a distinguished career as a Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Washington State ...

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Die Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) ist eine internationale Orga-nisation zur Entwicklung, Verbreitung und zum Austausch von Wissen im Bereich der Holzforschung und der Technologie des Holzes. Die Gesellschaft setzt unter anderem Akkredierungs- und Qualitätsstandards für die akademische Ausbildung im Bereich des Holzes und gibt die international anerkannte Fachzeitschrift „Wood and Fibre Science“ heraus. Die ursprünglich sehr stark auf die USA und Canada fokussierte Gesellschaft öffnet sich zunehmend auch international. Im Vorfeld der heurigen SWST Jahreskonferenz in Zvolen (SK) fand die Sitzung des Executive Board der Gesellschaft auf Basis einer gemeinsamen Einladung der BOKU, TU Wien und Wood ...

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One PhD position is available for a collaborative research between the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts and Institute of Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will be involved in a highly multidisciplinary research and will receive training in entomology, wood preservation, genomics, and biocomputing, while studying the effect of wood chemical treatment on metagenome of subterranean termite. The results of this study are expected to be beneficial for understanding the mechanism of wood degradation by termites and improvement of current and development of novel protection means, but it can also be geared toward mining of enzymes ...

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The 57th SWST International Convention held in conjunction with: The 7th Wood Structure and Properties Conference and The 6th European Hardwood Conference finished last week and if you didn’t make it to Zvolen, you truly missed out. The conference was an amazing event with participants from 5 different continents. The location was amazing and the presentations touched on the cutting edge research in wood science and technology. Check the SWST website for more information.

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I attended a Roundtable for the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation on June 11 at the American Society of Landscape Architect’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. David Vanko, chairperson of the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission provided an insider’s perspective on the debate in Maryland over whether to approve the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Fracking involves the high pressure intrusion of water, chemicals, and sand deep into the shale formations to recover natural gas and petroleum products. The decision is a complicated one and balances out the environmental safety of natural resources–including our forests– impacted by fracking ...

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ABOUT INSTITUTE The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has the mandate of conducting research on wood science at the national level, and cater to research needs of the forestry sector at regional level. The Institute is recognized to be a Centre of Excellence in Wood Science Research. CONFERENCE AIM In the area of Wood Science, the Institute is presently carrying out wide range of research activities in Wood Properties, Wood Processing, Wood Protection, Wood Modification, Wood Chemistry, Wood-Polymer Composites, Engineered ...

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Applications are invited for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor 1 level in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty of Forestry teaches programs and conducts research in Wood Products Processing, Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Resources Management, and Forest Sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students is essential and a postgraduate degree (masters or doctorate) in a related discipline is preferred. Participation in our international teaching program is required and includes up to three months per year teaching in China, or other non-Canadian venues. The successful ...

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Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Instructor 1 level (tenure-track towards Professor of Teaching) in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty of Forestry teaches programs and conducts research in Wood Products Processing, Natural Resources Conservation, Forest Resources Management, and Forest Sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students is essential and a post-graduate degree (masters or doctorate) in a related discipline is preferred. Applicants should show evidence of demonstrated educational leadership or show promise of educational leadership. Industrial experience with wood processing operations ...

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An immediate graduate research assistantship is available at the School of Forest Resources, University of Maine in the area of Renewable Nanomaterials to support a highly qualified M.Sc. or PhD student to start in September 2014. Particular emphasis will be placed on production, characterization and performance evaluation of nanocellulose and its composites. The exact topic of the research is open to discussion but will be within one of areas outlined below: Novel techniques to produce cellulose nanomaterials from forest resources Production of new composite materials incorporating nanocellulose for various applications Modelling physical and mechanical properties of renewable nanomaterials and their ...

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