Essential Job Duties: The Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Wood Products Extension and academic (teaching and research) faculty position. The preferred candidate will have knowledge/skills/industrial experience in one or more of the following areas related to Wood Products and similar fields: Innovative techniques and methods for recycling wood-based materials Markets for the recycling and/or reuse of wood products Housing and/or wood product construction Renewable/sustainable materials or green building technology New building techniques and designs to facilitate deconstruction The successful applicant will be part of an eight-person sustainability team (three Wood ...

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An assistantship is available for a self-motivated graduate student (M.S. or Ph. D.) in the area of Biofuels and Bioenergy with focus on thermo-chemical conversion technology. The assistantship is available for 12 months beginning in the Fall of 2017. Further support will be provided based on the performance of the student. The student will work on a project related to production and characterization of novel bio-chars to be used for nitrogen and phosphorous capture from agricultural fields. Some research experience in related area of production and characterization of bio-chars and its use for nitrogen and phosphorous is highly desirable but ...

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The 5th World Wood Day (WWD) was celebrated on March 21st and continued until March 26th in Long Beach California, USA to raise public awareness and understand the importance of wood in our society. The previous four celebrations were in Tanzania, China, Turkey, and Nepal. About 600 people from 85 countries attended this event at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. I am standing next to one of the various large tree root sections which were scattered around the different activities in the Center to provide the proper ambiance for the various activities. The overall theme of WWD 2017 ...

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Conditional upon grant funding, a graduate research assistantship will be available for a Master of Science (MS) student in the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University (LSU) to start fall semester 2017. The successful candidate will be involved in a cutting-edge project in the field of forest products marketing/business development with a focus on evaluation of market potential for Cross- Laminated Lumber (CLT) and Massive Veneer Panels (MVP) in the Southern United States using Southern Yellow Pine. In particular, the candidate will investigate awareness, willingness-to- participate, and markets for CLT and MVP from ...

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University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Center for Renewable Carbon Position Announcement: Professor and Director, Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) Overview: The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) is an interdisciplinary research and development unit in TheUniversity of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Its mission is to advance the potential for non-food biomass to create new economic activity for the state of Tennessee and the Nation. The CRC team advances the science needed to develop new technologies that enable the expanded use of forest and agricultural biomass for sustainable materials, chemicals, fuels, and energy; trains the workforce needed by advanced technology industries; ...

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Alongside 30 classmates armed with rifles and anti-tank cannons, Antal Kozak barrelled down a stretch of highway in western Hungary prepared to fight against a combat juggernaut immeasurably more powerful than his own. The date was Nov. 4, 1956 around 4 p.m. Kozak was in his early 20s and studying forestry at the University of Sopron, located roughly 15 kilometres from the Austrian border. – See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/news/the-hungarian-refugees-who-helped-shape-canada-s-forests-1.2466189#sthash.TOUbqxbu.dpuf

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The SWST Membership Committee is pleased to announce this call for nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Educator Award.  The SWST Distinguished Educator Award encompasses disciplines of teaching as well as outreach and is intended to recognize individual faculty and instructors at a university for sustainable performance of excellence in teaching or to recognize faculty, staff or industry personnel for outstanding extension, engagement and economic development activities in wood science or related disciplines. Nominees for the award must be SWST Members.   Recipients of the Distinguished Educator Award will receive a $500 cash award and a plaque from SWST. The recipient ...

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Graduate Research Assistant (MS or PhD position) One graduate research assistantship is available for a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on development and performance evaluation of innovative structural wood products. In particular, the candidate will investigate the effect of manufacturing parameters on the structural behaviour of a horizontal diaphragm constructed with southern yellow pine wood products. The MS candidate is expected to be engaged in extensive ...

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I recently read “Forty Years a Forester, 1903-1943” by Elers Koch (1880-1954).  Elers was Peter Koch’s father.  Elers completed the manuscript in 1949 but the book was not published until 1998.  It contains a 19 page introduction by Peter.  As all wood scientists know, Peter was a renowned wood scientist. I knew Peter well. We were both active in the Forest Products Society, SWST, and we both were Fellows in the Society of American Foresters, as was Peter’s father.  I saw Peter nearly every year at meetings.  But I did not know until recently that Peter’s father had been a ...

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