Donatien-pascal Kamdem works as a Professor at Michigan State university Department of Forestry teaching wood science and technology and research on wood as a renewable material for construction, engineered wood products, and furniture and paper production, since July 1991. He received his Ph.D. degree in wood science (1991) and his M.B.A. degree (1986) from Laval University, Canada, his M.A. degree in pulp and paper science (1985) from University of Quebec a Trois Rivieres, and a second M.A. degree in chemistry from the University of Yaounde Cameroon (1979). He has taught wood science courses at the undergraduate level. He has served as Faculty Advisor to more than 15 graduate students and several research associates and visiting scholars at Michigan state University. He has participated in a variety of research development activities in high-value-added products from forests including the use of low commercial value species for lumber and engineered wood manufacturing for housing markets, recycling, and disposal of fiber-based products retired from service. He has an extensive research portfolio in protection against biological, physical, chemical, and mechanical deterioration using environmentally sound approaches. He has been serving as a Consultant to a wide variety of wood products, chemicals, and wood preservers corporations as well as the UNESCO. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters.
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011