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Degradation Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.1080

South Carolina

Educational Background

University Degrees

1977 - Ph.D. (Wood Chemistry), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1974 - M.S. (Polymer Science), Gunma University
1972 - B.Eng. (Industrial Chemistry), Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology
1968 - Certificate in Japanese Language, International Students Institute

Additional Academic Study

1996 - Sabbatical Study, National Taiwan University, Republic of China.
1982 - Sabbatical Study, Industrial Products Research Institute, Japan

Other Scientific Training & Continued Education

Principles of Wood Pulping, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, November 24-25, 1979

Chemical Cellulose, Rayon/Acetate Council, February 29-March 1, 1980

Workshop for Faculty, Virginia Tech, May 14-21, 1980

Fundamentals of Adhesions:  Theory, Practice and Application, Fall Institute in Science & Technology State University of New York at New Platz, November 5-7, 1980

Water-Soluble Polymers, Fall Institute in Science & Technology State University of New York at New Platz, November 2-4, 1981

The Chemistry of Solid Wood, American Chemical Society, March 20-25, 1983

FTIR:  Theory and Application, Nicolet Inc., Washington, D.C., June 5-7, 1984

FTIR:  Problem Solving, Nicolet Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, January 8, 1985

Thermoanalytical Methods, the Center for Professional Advancement, East Brunswick, New Jersey, January 21-23, 1985

Characterization of Polymers by FTIR, American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois, September 7-8, 1985

Theory and Application of High Performance Liquid Chromatography, sponsored by Millipore, Milford, Massachusetts, February 9-13, 1986

International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 22-25, 1989

NMR Workshop: Chemical Frontiers in Magnetic Resonance of Living System, sponsored by American Chemical Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 20, 1989

Instrumental Methods for Polymer Characterization No. 11: Thermal Analysis, sponsored by American Chemical Society, Boston, April 22-23, 1990

Viscoelasticity of Biomaterials, sponsored by American Chemical Society, Boston, April 24-26, 1990

Emerging Materials from Renewable Resource, sponsored by American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., August 26-29, 1990

Killion "Hand-On" Extrusion Educational Workshop, sponsored by Killion, New York, September 11-13, 1990

Practical Rheology and Application Workshop, sponsored by Society of Plastics engineers, Atlanta, January 30-31, 1991.

Characterization of Polymers, sponsored by American Chemical Society, Atlanta, April 15-18, 1991

Woodfiber-Plastics Composite Workshop, co-sponsored by University of Wisconsin and USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, April 27-30, 1991

Emerging Pulping and Chlorine-Free Bleaching technologies Workshop, sponsored by North Carolina State University, March 1-4, 1993

Communication Across the Curriculum Workshops, sponsored by Clemson University, December 12, 1994

New Developments in Thermoplastic Foams, sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., April 16-17, 1998

Professional Positions

2002 – Present, Professor Emeritus of Wood Chemistry, Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University

1986 – 2002, Professor of Wood Chemistry and Coordinator for Wood, Fiber and Polymer Research, Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University

1982 - 1983 - Associate Professor of Wood Chemistry, Department of Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

1977 – 1982 - Assistant Professor of Wood Chemistry, Department of Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

1974 - Analytical Chemist, Lian Hoe Brothers Poultry Co.

Professional Experience

2001 June – Aug - Visiting Professor of Wood Chemistry, University Henri Poincare, Nancy, France

1999 Feb - Visiting Professor of Wood Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Republic of China

1996 Nov – Dec - Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

1996 Feb – July - Visiting Professor of Wood Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Republic of China

1995 June - Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

1991 Nov - Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

1990 June - Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Universidade de Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

1984 – 1986 - Associate Professor of Wood Chemistry and Coordinator for Wood, Fiber and Polymer Research, Department of Forestry, Clemson University

1984 April - Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

1982 June – Sep - Visiting Senior Scientist, Industrial Products Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan

1982 Oct - Visiting Professor of Wood Products, Beijing University of Forestry, Beijing, People Republic of China

Membership and Activities in Professional, Scientific, and Honor Societies

Honor Societies and Awards:

Xi Sigma Pi

Professional and Scientific Societies:

American Chemical Society

Division of Cellulose, Textile and Paper

Division of Polymers Inc.

Symposium Chairman of Wood Chemistry Section at the American Chemical Society/Chemical Society of Japan joint meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 1-6, 1979

Program Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Graft Copolymerization of Lignocellulosic Materials Symposium, American Chemical Society, 1980/81

Program Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Physical Chemistry of Surfaces of Wood and Paper Symposium, American Chemical Society, 1981/82

Membership Chairman of the Division of Cellulose, Textile and Paper (1980-1985)

Member, Professional Training Committee, American Chemical Society (1981-present)

Symposium Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Weathering, Photodegradation and Protection of Wood and Cellulosic Products, American Chemical Society, 1984/85

Member, Anselme Payen Award Judge Committee, American Chemical Society (1984-1985)

Chairman, Anselme Payen Award Committee, American Chemical Society (1985-1986)

Chairman-elect, Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division, American Chemical Society (1986)

Chairman, Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division, American Chemical Society (1987)

Symposium Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Materials, Pacifichem Congress (1988-1989)

Session Chairman for Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composites Symposium, Rotorua, New Zealand, November 9-13, 1992.

Session Chairman for Pacific Rim Bio-Based Composite Symposium at Vancouver, B.C., November 6-9, 1994.

Symposium Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Materials, Pacifichem Congress (1994-1995)

Session Chairman, Symposium for Cellulose Modification, America Chemical society, Orlando, Florida (1996)

Symposium Chairman and Symposium Organizer for Lignocellulosics Science and Technology: From Laboratory to Market, Pacifichem Congress (1997-2000)

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (1974-1981)
The Chemical Society of Japan (1972-1981)

The Society of Polymer Science (1972-1981)

The Japanese Society of Radiation Chemistry (1972-1981)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

Member, Wood Chemistry Committee (1984-2002)

Member, High Purity and Specialty Pulps Committee (1984-2002)

Forest Products Research Society

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Society of Wood Science and Technology

Fellow (2002)

Awards and Honors

Special Research Award, Lee Foundation, 1973‑1977.  This international award is established by private industries in Southeast Asia to support basic research.  Headquarters are in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Japanese government Research Awards for Foreign Specialists, for the year 1982‑1983.

TAPPI Todd Domm Memorial Awards, 1986.

Listed Who’s Who in Technology (Since 1986)

Listed Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (Since 1989)

Listed Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Since 1991)

Listed Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America (Since 1992)

Listed Who’s Who in the World (Since 1994)

Listed Who’s Who of Professionals (Since 1995)

Listed Who’s Who Among Asian Americans (Since 1995)

Listed Who’s Who in Plastics and Polymers (2000)

Clemson University Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research (1990)

National Research Council Research Award (1996)

Clemson University Board of Trustees 2000 Award for Faculty Excellence (2001)

Special Fields of Research Interest

Chemical, photochemical, and mechanical modifications of lignocellulosic fibers.

Photochemistry of cellulose, lignin, wood and related materials.

Weathering and protection of wood.

Thermoplasticization of wood and biomass.

Preservation and restoration of wood and paper.

Composites from wood, fiber and plastic wastes.

Biodegradable foams from cellulose and lignin..

Recycling of Solid Wastes.

Adhesives from lignocellulosic materials.

Commercialization of Innovative Technologies.

Leadership in Quality Research.

Patents

Available upon request.

Presentations

Extensive list available upon request.

Technical Publications

Extensive list available upon request.

Books and Chapters in Books

Extensive list available upon request.

Proceedings

Extensive list available upon request.

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