Department of Wood Science

The department offers graduate degrees in many fields related to wood science & technology, biotechnology and the forest products industry, processing and business.


Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Avramidis, Stavros Other natural sciences, n.e.c.; Wood-water relations and sorption thermodynamics.; Fluid flow, heat transfer, and molecular diffusion; Modeling steady-state and dynamic non-isothermal diffusion in wood.; Application of fractals and machine learning to modeling wood physical properties.; Molecular modeling of the wood nano-pore network in the cell wall.; Industrial wood kiln drying optimization and development of new drying strategies.; Radio frequency vacuum (RFV) heating and drying of wood and wood products.; Dielectric wood phytosanitation.; Wood thermal modification.
Cool, Julie modelling, wood products, wood science, wood
Cranston, Emily Nanoparticle synthesis, properties and applications; Bio-based materials and nanocellulose; Atomic force microscopy (forces, adhesion, friction, imaging); Colloid and interface science; Polymer chemistry; Cellulose nanocrystals; Bioproducts; Foams, emulsions, aerogels
Dai, Chunping Forestry sciences; Bamboo; Bio-products; Wood Products; Wood Science; Wood Technology
Evans, Philip David Wood anatomy, wood durability, wood products, wood technology
Feng, Haibo Forestry sciences; BIM; Construction; LCA; sustainability; Wood Products; Zero energy / caron building
Gaston, Christopher Forestry sciences; markets and economics for Canadian wood products
Jiang, Feng bio-based nanomaterials, carbohydrate chemistry, chemistry, sustainability, wood science
Joshi, Jaya Biofoundries; biomass; Carbon; Engineering; Enzyme Design; sustainability; Synthetic biology
Kozak, Robert Antal Forest-dependent communities in transition, international development & poverty alleviation, value-added strategies, forest certification & corporate social responsibility, forest sector sustainability & competitiveness, marketing, management & consumer behaviour
Lam, Frank timber engineering; structural use of wood products, Engineered wood systems
Li, Minghao Earthquake engineering; Structural engineering; Building construction engineering; Concrete, cementitious materials and other architectural and construction materials
Loss, Cristiano Forestry sciences; Wood; Engineered Wood Solutions; Engineering Wood Design; Hybrid Wood-Based Systems; Industrialised Wood Systems; Seismic Design and Analysis of Timber Structures; Timber Engineering; Wood Building Systems; Wood as Structural Material
Mansfield, Shawn plant metabolism, cellulose biosynthesis, lignin biosynthesis, wood formation, wood quality, cell wall biochemistry, tree biotechnology, transgenics, Tree biotechnology
Renneckar, Scott Advanced renewable materials, biopolymer structure characterization, Clean fractionation of biomass, Electrospinning Fibers, Nanocellulose, Self-assembly of biopolymers
Rojas, Orlando Nanopolysaccharides (based on cellulose, chitin, starches and others); Bacterial nanocelluloses; Cellulose derivatives; Lignins, colloidal lignins, nanolignins and their uses; Renewable biopolymers (hemicelluloses, proteins, chitin and chitosan, alginates and others); Multiphase systems (emulsions, foams, dispersed systems), gels, aerogels; Films, filaments and hybrid materials; Nanocomposites; Bioactive systems; Fiber processing; Pulp and paper
Smith, Gregory Engineering, wood products
Sowlati, Taraneh Wood Science, Industrial Engineering in Wood Science
Tu, Qingshi Forestry biomass and bioproducts; Earth and related environmental sciences; Systems engineering; Environmental engineering; Biomass (Energy); Sustainable Development; Modelization and Simulation; Biofuels and bioproducts; climate change; Computational modeling; Forest biorefineries; Industrial ecology; Life cycle assessment; Sustainable bioeconomy; Machine Learning
van der Ven, Hamish Sustainable supply chain governance, Impacts of online activism on business behaviour
Wiesner, Felix Engineering design; Fire Safety; Timber Construction; Timber Engineering; Wood Products




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