Dr. Qinglin Wu is currently Roy O. Martin Sr. Professor in Composites and Engineered Wood Products at the Louisiana State University. He received a Ph.D. in Wood Science and Engineering (Minor: Mechanical Engineering) from Oregon State University in 1993. His research emphases include wood/natural fiber polymer composites, biomaterials from natural polymers, composite durability and engineering performance, and nano-composite materials. Dr. Wu has received numerous honors and awards including 2009 LSU AgCenter Rogers Excellence in Research Award, 2008 Sigma Delta Gamma Honor Society Research Award, Fellow for International Academy of Wood Science, Markwardt Wood Engineering Award for Excellence in Wood Engineering Research and Wood Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, and Visiting Professorship from Several Universities in China. He has served on various committees and panels for professional societies and government agencies. Dr. Wu’s research is published in over 200 technical papers in journals, books, and proceedings. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Louisiana Board of Regents, USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP), USDA/DOE Biomass Research Program, and wood-products industry. Dr. Wu teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Renewable Natural Resources. These courses include Wood Science and Forest Products, Wood Composite Manufacturing, and Wood/Wood Composite Mechanics.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2014