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WSE Seminar Series: Siqun Wang, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Nanoscale chemical-mechanical characterization of wood-polymer interphase

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Understanding and controlling the chemical and mechanical properties of wood-polymer interphase at sub-micrometer spatial resolutions are critical to develop and engineer high-quality bioproducts such as wood-based composites, fiber reinforced polymer composites. In this presentation, we will discuss our recent efforts to investigate the interactions between wood cell-wall materials and adhesives, mechanical durability of the bondline, and potential modification methods for the bondline. Then we will discuss nanoscale characterization of the fiber/matrix interphase property profile, especially the viscoelastic property profile. Our recent research to investigate the interphase between wood and water based coating will be briefly presented as well. Furthermore, we will discuss potential applications in wood science field through our recent developments.

 

Dr. Siqun Wang is a professor in the Center for Renewable Carbon at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He received his doctoral degree from Nanjing Forestry University in China.  Dr. Wang is a Fellow and Academic Board Member of the International Academy of Wood Science, and an active member of SWST and FPS.

 


Richardson Hall (campus map)
115
3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis
OR
Free
Jessica King
Jessica.King at oregonstate.edu
Wood Science & Engineering
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