PLENARY SPEAKERS

Mike Burnard

Michael Burnard – Adhesion and Wood: a Scoping Study and Bibliometric Analysis

InnoRenew CoE & University of Primorska Deputy director & research group leader, Human Health in the Built Environment; assist. prof. Mike grew up in the forest sector in the Pacific Northwest of the US, first following his father and grandfather around the family sawmill and later working for the company, which became noted for its […]

Ashlee Cribb

Ashlee Cribb – Market Outlook and Opportunities for Wood Adhesives

Ashlee Cribb is Senior Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer at Roseburg Forest Products, with headquarters in Springfield, Ore. Ashlee oversees the sales, marketing and logistics functions for the company, and leads a large supply chain transformation initiative and related projects. Her professional experience spans several industries, including wood products, chemicals, adhesives, minerals, textiles and […]

Charles Markessini

Charles Markessini – Adhesive Systems used in the European, Asian, and African Particleboard, MDF, and OSB Industries

MSc Chemical Engineer, MSc Applied Informatics Charles Markessini was born in 1979 in Thessaloniki, north Greece. He has completed his Chemical Engineering studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, in 2002. In his final thesis he studied the design of a pilot unit producing urea-formaldehyde resins under continuous flow conditions. In 2007 he […]

Manfred Dunky – Challenges of Bio-based Materials from an Industrial Perspective

Manfred Dunky studied Polymer Engineering and Science at the University in Leoben, Austria, and got his PhD 1980 on “Chemical-physical characterization of UF resins for the particleboard industry”. His nearly 40 years career he spent mainly in the chemical and wood based panels industry (Krems Chemie/Neste/Dynea as well as in the Kronospan group), now recently […]

Darryl Patterson – Digital Twinning in the Construction of CLT Buildings

Lenlease Digital Delivery Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

Joseph Jakes

Joseph E. Jakes – Using Advanced Experimental Tools to Accelerate Wood Adhesive Development

Since 2010 Joseph Jakes has been a Research Materials Engineer in the Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering group at the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI. He received a BS in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Also in 2005 he was accepted into a USDA Forest […]

INVITED SPEAKERS and ORGANIZERS

Lignin in Adhesives

Jerry Gargulak – Session Organizer

Business Development Manager Borregaard Ligno Tech

Robert Narron – Session Organizer

Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals and biochemicals industry. Skilled in lignocellulosic biomass processing and characterization, statistical data analysis, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in biomass, lignin, and cellulose chemistry from North Carolina State University. Research Scientist Borregaard Ligno Tech

Mojgan Nejad – Lignin-based Adhesives for Engineered Wood Products

Assistant Professor Michigan State University

Sanna Valkonen – Lignin-based Binders: Heading for Mainstream

Senior Manager, Business Development and Technical Sales UPM Biochemicals Currently I am leading business development and technical marketing activities related to lignin based solutions at UPM Biochemicals. Responsible for developing and implementing the offering into the customers’ production system and for introducing lignin based products at customers globally. Application development, technical marketing, creating a strong […]

Tiina Liitiä – Latest Advancement in Lignin-based Resins

Research Team Leader, Biorefining Chemistry VTT  

Stergios Adamopoulos – Starch, Lignin, or Both

Professor Linnaeus University Stergios Adamopoulos is Professor in Forest Products with specialisation Wood Properties at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology. His academic career started in 1996 by working at different Universities and research institutes in Greece, Spain and Germany.

Eddie Peace – Use of Technical Lignin in Panel Applications

Leader, Corporate Bioproduct Development West Fraser

Ashar Zafar – A Bio-based Adhesive, Based on Lignin, with Full Performance for Engineered Wood Products

Senior R&D Specialist, Biomaterials Innovation Stora Enso AB Senior R&D Specialist with a broad experience in the development of wood adhesives, wood produtcs, polymers and coatings Specialties Wood Adhesives, Wood Products, Bio-binders, Formaldehyde free binders, Phenolic resins, Lignin and Bio-based coatings

Marie-Pierre Laborie – Organosolv Lignin for Wood Adhesive Systems

Professor at the Chair of Forest Biomaterials, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources University of Freiburg Our research aims at best valorizing natural resources, in particular forest resources, into bonded wood products and innovative biomaterials. Natural materials often rely on a composite architecture, which is hierarchically designed from the molecular to the macroscopic scales to […]

Mass Timber Manufacturing

Dr. Jinlan Ju – Session Organizer

Dr. Jinlan Ju, Process Development Engineer from Katerra Inc. For the past twenty years, Dr. Ju has been working on R&D of chemical related engineering process, specialty chemicals and made significant contributions in the field. Especially in recent years, I have successfully developed several polyurethane adhesives used for wood science and industry. Dr. Ju is […]

Dr. Hui Li, Ph.D.

Dr. Hui Li, Ph.D. – Session Organizer

Dr. Hui Li, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor Composite Materials and Engineering Center Washington State University 2001 E Grimes Way, Pullman, WA 99164 Email: lihui@wsu.edu Phone (o): 509-335-5975 Dr. Hui Li is an assistant research professor and extension specialist at Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University. His research lies in the mass timber […]

Cheryl Farine – Patents vs. Trade Secrets

Cheryl Farine, Hudak, Shunk & Farine Cheryl Farine is a principal with HUDAK, SHUNK & FARINE, an intellectual property practice in Cuyohoga Falls, Ohio. Cheryl has been with Hudak, Shunk and Farine since 2000, and is a member of the Ohio Bar, Federal District Court (N.D. Ohio), Federal Circuit Bar, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, […]

Dr. Brad Jianhe Wang – CLT Market and Technology in China

Dr. Brad Jianhe Wang: The CTO of Ningbo Sino-Canada Low-Carbon Technology Research Institute. He is a former senior scientist at FPInnovations. Dr Wang built the first pilot CLT plant in China to make the first batch of Canadian hemlock CLT. The plant covers an area of 13,500 m2 in Ningbo and was put into use […]

Dr. Jinlan Ju – Adhesive Curing Kinetics for CLT

Dr. Jinlan Ju, Process Development Engineer from Katerra Inc. For the past twenty years, Dr. Ju has been working on R&D of chemical related engineering process, specialty chemicals and made significant contributions in the field. Especially in recent years, I have successfully developed several polyurethane adhesives used for wood science and industry. Dr. Ju is […]

Dr. Xinfen Xie

Assistant Professor of Forest Biomaterials Michigan Tech University Areas of Expertise Carbon materials derived from wood, lignin, and cellulose Integrated thermochemical conversion and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass Carbon-polymer composites and hybrid materials Wood protection and preservation Wood properties, quality, and modification

Dr. Lech Muszynski – CLT Overview

Professor of Wood Science and Engineering Oregon State University Research Areas: Novel Composite Materials Advanced Manufacturing Research Interests: Adhesive Bond Micromechanics Innovative Measurement Methods Mass Timber Elements Solid Wood Mechanical Performance Wood-based Composites

Protein Adhesives

Dr. Charles Frihart – Session Organizer

Head, Adhesives Group USDA Forest service, Forest Products Laboratory Dr. Frihart is engaged with building bridges between applied and fundamental research, industry and academics, nano-scale processes and macro-scale properties, chemical structures and polymer properties between the United States and foreign researchers. His main area of interest is in adhesives, but the interaction of chemicals with […]

Dr. Qiang Gao – Preparation and Application of Water-resistant Soybean Protein-based Adhesives

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. […]

Progress in Established Wood Adhesives

Dr. Manfred Dunky – Session Organizer

Manfred Dunky studied Polymer Engineering and Science at the University in Leoben, Austria, and got his PhD 1980 on “Chemical-physical characterization of UF resins for the particleboard industry”. His nearly 40 years career he spent mainly in the chemical and wood based panels industry (Krems Chemie/Neste/Dynea as well as in the Kronospan group), now recently […]

Luisa-Hora-de-Carvalho

Luisa Hora de Carvalho

Luisa Hora de Carvalho, PhD in Chem. Eng., is Professor of Wood Science and Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal and researcher at LEPABE-University of Porto. She is a member of ARCP-Association Competence Network in Polymers and has been engaged in several projects with industry in the area of synthetic and natural adhesives for wood […]

Dr. Byung-Dae Park

Dr. Byung-Dae Park

Dr. Byung-Dae Park Professor, IAWS Fellow Department of Wood and Paper Science Kyungpook National University Daegu, Republic of Korea Research Areas: Formaldehyde-Based Wood Adhesives Wood-Based Bio-Composites Nanocellulose-Based Nanocomposites Research Interests: Thermosetting Polymers Wood Adhesive Synthesis New Wood Adhesive Development Nanocellulose-Based Advanced Materials Wood-Based Bio-Composites

Dr. Erik van Herwijnen

Team Leader Advanced Bonding

Wood K plus

Linz, Austria

e.herwijnen@kplus-wood.at

P.Tsirogiannis

P.Tsirogiannis information to be added soon.

VOC’s from Wood Products

Dr. Shin-Ichiro Tohmura – Session Organizer

Associate Research Coordinator Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Venla Hemmilä – Session Organizer

Project Leader IKEA Industry AB