Dr. Qiang Gao received his Ph.D. degree at Beijing Forestry University, China in 2012.  Then he joined the faculty at Beijing Forestry University as a Lecturer and promoted to Professor in 2018. During year 2010 – 2011, he received scholarship to come to Mississippi State University (MSU) as a joint Ph.D. student working with Prof. Sheldon Shi. In 2011, he won the first place award for the student poster competition at the Annual Convention, Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) in Portland, OR. In 2017, he received national distinguished young scholar award in China. Dr. Gao’s research area in on the low molar ratio urea formaldehyde resin, soy protein/polysaccharide-based adhesive, and wood/fiber composites.  He has received several funding from National Natural Science Foundation of China, including the special funding for outstanding young scholar (1.3 Million).  As of now, he has published over 80 research articles, two books, and over 20 patents.