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Society of Wood Science and Technology

SWST 48th Annual Convention
June 19, 2005
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

The 2005 SWST Annual Convention took place on Sunday, June 19, 2005 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, at the Delta Quebec Hotel. There were two concurrent technical sessions in the morning from 8:30 to 11:30

  • Session I: Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

  • Session II: Understanding Standing Timber Properties to Improve Wood Quality

and two concurrent technical sessions in the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00

  • Session III: Wood Physics and Drying Fundamentals

  • Session IV: Wood Modification

Click here to view the program (PDF).

An Awards Presentation, business meeting, and lunch took place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Awards which were presented:

  1. Distinguished Service Award - Howard N. Rosen

  2. Fellows Award

    • J. David Barrett

    • Frank C. Beall

    • A. William Boehner

    • Gilbert Comstock

    • Wil Cote

    • Everett Ellis

    • Robert W. Erickson

    • John G. Haygreen

    • Robert J. Hoyle, Jr.

    • Geza Ifju

    • Fred A. Kamke

    • Robert Kennedy

    • Duane Lyon

    • Thomas M. Maloney

    • E. Allen McGinnes

    • William T. Nearn

    • Helmuth Resch

    • Howard N. Rosen

    • Arno P. Schniewind

    • Christen Skaar

    • Otto Suchsland

    • Fred A. Taylor

    • Richard J. Thomas

    • Warren S. Thompson

    • James B. Wilson

  3. George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing

    • Kate E. Semple, Ross B. Cunningham, and Philip D. Evans, "Manufacture of Wood-cement Composites from Acacia Mangium: Mechanistic Study of Compounds Improving the Compatibility of Acacia Mangium Heartwood with Portland Cement", Volume 36(2): 250-259 -- First Place

    • Chi-Leung So, Stan T. Lebow, Leslie H. Groom, and Timothy G. Rials, "The Application of Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy to Inorganic Preservative-Treated Wood", Volume 36(3): 329-336 -- Honorable Mention

    • Siqun Wang, Paul M. Winistorfer, and Timothy M. Young, "Fundamentals of Vertical Density Profile Formation in Wood Composites. Part III. MDF Density Formation During Hot Pressing", Volume 36(1): 17-25 -- Honorable Mention

    • Balazs G. Zombori, Frederick A. Kamke, and Layne T. Watson, "Sensitivity Analysis of Internal Mat Environment During Hot Pressing", Volume 36(2): 195-209 -- Honorable Mention

  4. Student Poster Competition Winners and Participants - Judges for the competition were: Perry Peralta, Jerrold Winandy, Mohammad Mohammad, and Jan Wiedenbeck.

    1st place - Hermanus van Dyk, North Carolina State University
    2nd place - Suzana Radivojevic, University of Toronto
    3rd place - Sudip Chowdhury,
    Washington State University

The Annual Business Meeting ran from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (along with lunch). Click here to see the minutes from the meeting. (PDF)

  • Technical Forum and Student Poster Competition was held from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Joint SWST/FPS Host Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

  • * * Click here to view Proceedings


    Last updated: 10/21/05
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