Dr. Rubin Shmulsky

Dr. Rubin  Shmulsky

Title

  • Head
    Warren S. Thompson Professor of Wood Science and Technology

Contact Information

rs26@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-2243
Rm #203, Franklin Center

Overview

Education

  • Mississippi State University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Forest Resources
  • Mississippi State University, Master of Science (M.S.), Forest Products
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bldg Materials & Wood Tech

Research Interests

Drying of wood and wood products
Mechanics of wood and wood products
Engineered wood products

Website

Publications

Year Publications
2022

Ravindran, P., Wade, A. C., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Wiedenhoeft , A. C. 2022. Towards sustainable North American wood product value chains, Part I: Computer vision identification of diffuse porous hardwoods. Frontiers in Plant Science 12(758455).

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2022

Cosovic, B., Lim, H., Shmulsky, R., Lam, F. 2022. Flexural and Shear Performance of Wood Composite Panel with Embedded Cross-Laminations. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 34(1).

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2022

Snow, D., Shmulsky, R., Bobadilha, G., Verly Lopes, D. 2022. Bending Strength and Stiffness of Three-ply BoltLaminated Mixed Oak and Hardwood Industrial Mats. BioResources

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2022

Ravindran, P., Wade, A. C., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Wiedenhoeft, A. C. 2022. Towards sustainable North American wood product value chains, Part 2: Computer vision identification of ring-porous hardwoods. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 52:1-14.

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2022

Khademibami, L., Shmulsky, R., Snow, D., Sherrington, A., Montague, I., Ross, R. J., Wang, X. 2022. Wear resistance and hardness assessment of five US hardwoods for bridge decking and truck flooring. Forest Products Journal 72(s1):8-13.

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2022

Snow, D., Khademibami, L., Sherrington, A., Shmulsky, R., Montague, I., Ross, ., Wang, X. 2022. Effect of Thermomechanical Densification Treatment on Abrasion Resistance of Five US Hardwoods. Forest Products Journal 72(3):175-179.

2022

Shmulsky, R., Khademibami, L., Senalik, C., Seale, R., Ross, R. 2022. The influence of foam discontinuity in the shear zone of structural insulated panel beams. Wood and Fiber Science 54(3):187-195.

2022

Zhang, X., Elsayed, I., Rathnayaka , O. R., Song, X., Shmulsky, R., Hassan, E. M. 2022. Biobased hierarchically porous carbon featuring micron-sized honeycomb architecture for CO2 capture and water remediation. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 10(3):107460.

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2021

Anderson, G. C., Owens, F. C., Verrill, S. P., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2021. Fitting statistical distribution models to MOE and MOR in mill-run spruce and red pine lumber populations. Wood and Fiber Science 53(1):17-26.

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2021

Ravindran, P., Owens, F. C., Wade, A. C., Vega, P., Montenegro, R. A., Shmulsky, R., Wiedenhoeft, A. C. 2021. Field-deployable computer vision wood identification of Peruvian timbers. Frontiers in Plant Science 12(647515 ).

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2021

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J. 2021. Improved Models for Predicting the Modulus of Rupture under Third Point Loading. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report FPL–RP–712.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Dowd, M. K., Lopes, D. V., Miller, G. D., Entsminger, E. D. 2021. Production of yellow poplar interior plywood with cottonseed-based protein adhesives. Wood Fiber and Science 53(3):206-215.

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2021

Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2021. Some mechanical properties of hardwood-based particle composite materials. USDA Forest Service FPL-GTR-283:6.

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2021

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J. 2021. A Java Image Analysis Program for Lumber Knots and Related Nonlinear Least Squares Routines for Filling Lumber Models of Rupture to Strength Predictors . USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory General Technical Report FPL–GTR–288.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Yeary, L., Allen, J. M. 2021. Technical note: Light frame wood truss roof collapse in Mississippi, A case study. Wood and Fiber Science 53(3):228-236.

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2021

Montague, I., Stout, K., Shmulsky, R. 2021. Love It or Leave It: What Do Millennials Really Think of Wood Products?. Forest Products Journal 71(2):150-160.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Spinelli Correa, L. M., Quin, F. 2021. Strength and Stiffness of 3-Ply Industrial Bamboo Matting. BioResources 16(3):6392-6400.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Lopes, D. V., Rodrigues, B. P., dos Santos Bobadilha, G. 2021. Strength and stiffness of 8-inch and 12-inch deep mixed oak bolt-laminated timber mats. BioResources 16(2):3298-3303.

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2021

Franca, F., Shmulsky, R., Ratcliff, J. T., Farber, B., Senalik, C., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Yellow Pine Small Clear Flexural Properties across Five Decades. Forest Products Journal 71(3):233-239.

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2021

Shmulsky, R., Franca, F., Ratcliff, J. T., Farber, B., Senalik, C. A., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Compression Properties of Small Clear Southern Yellow Pine Specimens Tested across Five Decades. Forest Products Journal 71(3):240-245.

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2021

Franca, F., Shmulsky, R., Ratcliff, T., Farber, B., Senalik, C. A., Ross, R. J., Seale, R. D. 2021. Interrelationships of specific gravity, stiffness, and strength of yellow pine across five decades. Bioresources 16(2):3815-3826.

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2021

Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R., Franca, F. 2021. Non-Destructive Lumber and Engineered Pine Products Research in the Gulf South U.S. 2005–2020. Forests 12(1):91.

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2021

Ross, R. J., Senalik, C. A., Shmulsky, R., Brashaw, B. K. 2021. Development of field inspection practices for wood structures on fire-prone lands—Application of state-of-the-art condition assessment techniques. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-285. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.

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2021

Khademibami, L., Sherrington, A., Shmulsky, R., Quin, F. 2021. Determination of flexural strength of structural red and white oak and hardwood composite lumber. Forest Products Journal 71(4):401-406.

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2020

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F., Kretschmann, D. E., Shmulsky, R., Brown, L. S. 2020. Visual and MSR grades of lumber are not 2-parameter Weibulls and why this may matter. Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM International) 48(5):3946-3962.

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2020

Owens, F. C., Verrill, S. P., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J. 2020. Distributions of MOE and MOR in eight mill-run lumber populations (four mills at two times). Wood and Fiber Science 52(2):165-177.

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2020

Owens, F. C., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Strength and stiffness of 8-inch deep mixed hardwood composite timber mats. BioResources 15(2):2495-2500.

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2020

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F. C., Arvanitis, M. A., Kretschmann, D. E., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J., Lebow, P. 2020. Estimated probability of breakage of lumber of a fixed "grade" can vary greatly from mill to mill and time to time. USDA Forest Products Laboratory Research Paper FPL–RP–705.

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2020

Turkot, C. G., Seale, R. D., Entsminger, E. D., Franca, F., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Nondestructive Evaluation of Red Oak and White Oak Species. Forest Products Journal 70(3):370-377.

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2020

Irby, N., Franca, F., Barnes, H., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Effect of growth rings per inch and specific gravity on compression perpendicular to grain in no. 2: 2 by 8 and 2 by 10 Southern pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(2):213-220.

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2020

Irby, N., Franca, F., Barnes, H., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Effect of growth rings per inch and density on compression parallel to grain in Southern pine lumber. BioResources 15(2):2310-2325.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Nondestructive evaluation of 2 by 8 and 2 by 10 southern pine dimensional lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(1):79-87.

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2020

Anderson, G. C., Owens, F. C., Franca, F., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Correlations between grain angle meter readings and bending properties of mill-run southern pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 70(3):275-278.

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2020

Zhang, X., Elsayed, I., Song, X., Shmulsky, R., Hassan, E. M. 2020. Microporous carbon nanoflakes derived from cork for CO2 capture. Science of the Total Environment 748:142465.

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2020

Senalik, C., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Grading lumber with acoustic-based technologies Part 1: modeling acoustic (stress) wave behavior in clear wood and lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 52(4):380-389.

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2020

Senalik, C., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Grading lumber with acoustic-based technologies Part 2: ultimate tension stress estimation from time- and frequency-domain parameters. Wood and Fiber Science 52(4):390-399.

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2020

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Use of longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics to predict mechanical properties of No. 2 Southern pine 2x8 and 2x10 Lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 52(3):280-291.

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2020

Khademibami, L., Barnes, H., Jeremic, D., Shmulsky, R., Bourne, K., Fatemi, S. A. 2020. Antifungal activity and fire resistance properties of nano-chitosan treated wood. BioResources 15(3):5926-5939.

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2020

Khademibami, L., Jeremic Nikolic, D., Shmulsky, R., Barnes, H. 2020. Chitosan oligomers and related nanoparticles as environmentally friendly wood preservatives. BioResources 15(2):2800-2817.

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2020

Stout, K., Montague, I., Shmulsky, R. 2020. Millennial Generation Perceptions Surrounding the Wood Products Industry. BioProducts Business 5(3):25-36.

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2020

Telmadarrehei, T., Tang, J. D., Raji, O., Rezazadeh, A., Narayanan, L. A., Shmulsky, R., Jeremic Nikolic, D. 2020. A study of the gut bacterial community of reticulitermes virginicus exposed to chitosan treatment. Insects 11(10):681.

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2020

Shmulsky, R., Spinelli Correa, L. M., Ross, R. J., Farber, B. 2020. Ductility and brittleness in small clear notched S-P-F beams. Wood and Fiber Science 52(2):230-236.

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2019

Zhang, X., Kim, Y., Eberhardt, T. L., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Lab-scale structural insulated panels with lignin-incorporated rigid polyurethane foams as core. Industrial Crops and Products 132:292-300.

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2019

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F., Kretschmann, D. E., Shmulsky, R., Brown, L. S. 2019. Visual and MSR grades of lumber are not 2-parameter Weibulls and why it matters (with a discussion of censored data fitting). USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory FPL-RP-703:40 p.

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2019

Owens, F. C., Verrill, S. C., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J. 2019. Distributions of modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture in four mill-run lumber populations. Wood and Fiber Science 51(2):183-192.

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2019

Cao, G., Owens, F. C., Verrill, S. P., Shmulsky, R., Ross, R. J. 2019. Within-mill variation in the means and variances of MOE and MOR of mill-run lumber over time. Wood and Fiber Science 51(4):387-401.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Modeling mechanical properties of 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 Southern pine lumber using longitudinal vibration and visual characteristics. Forest Products Journal 68(3):286-294.

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2019

Cao, G., Shmulsky, R., Liu, M., Entsminger, E. D., Via, B. K., Wan, H. 2019. Characterizing Star-Sawn Pattern Produced and Orthogonally Glued Specimens of Southern Pine. Forest Products Journal 69(1):53-60.

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2019

Cordeiro Barbosa, M., Street, J., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R. 2019. The effect of multiple knots in close proximity on southern pine lumber properties. Forest Products Journal 69(4):278-282.

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2019

Zhang, X., Kim, Y., Elsayed, I., Taylor, M., Eberhardt, T., Hassan, E. M., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Rigid Polyurethane Foams containing Lignin Oxyalkylated with Ethylene Carbonate and Polyethylene Glycol. Industrial Crops and Products 141:9.

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2019

Franca, F., Amorim, T., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2019. Assessing Southern pine 2x4 and 2x6 lumber quality: Longitudinal and transverse vibration. Wood and Fiber Science 51(1):2-15.

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2018

Gordon, J. S., Auel, J. B., Blair-Agyeman, N., Montague, I. B., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Infrastructure Enhancement to Support Value-added Bioproduct Recovery. Natural Resources 9(4).

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2018

Junaid, O., Owens, F. C., Entsminger, E. D., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Strength and stiffness properties of small clear specimens taken from commercially procured No.2 2x8 and 2x10 southern pine dimension lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 50(3):363-369.

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2018

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F., Kretschmann, D. E., Shmulsky, R. 2018. A fit of a mixture of bivariate normals to lumber stiffness-strength data. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory FPL-RP-696:44 p.

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2018

Owens, F. C., Verrill, S. P., Shmulsky, R., Kretschmann, D. E. 2018. Distributions of modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture in a full lumber population. Wood and Fiber Science 50(3):265-279.

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2018

Zhang, X., Jeremic Nikolic, D., Kim, Y., Street, J. T., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Effect of Surface Functionalization of Lignin on Synthesis and Properties of Rigid Bio-Based Polyurethanes Foams. Polymers 10(706):15.

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2018

Cao, Y., Street, J. T., Mitchell, B., To, S. D., DuBien, J. L., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Effect of Knots on Horizontal Shear Strength in Southern Yellow Pine. BioResources 13(2):4509-4520.

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2018

Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Ross, R. J., Shmulsky, R., Amorim, T. 2018. Using Transverse Vibration Nondestructive Testing Techniques to Estimate Stiffness and Strength of Southern Pine Lumber. USDA FS FPL Research Paper FPL-RP-695.

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2018

Amorim, T., Franca, F., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2018. Bending strength and stiffness of no. 2 grade southern pine lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 50(2):205-219.

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2017

Catchot, T., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Barnes, H. M. 2017. Comparison of wood utility crossarm properties from 1995 and 2015. Forest Products Journal 67(1/2):50-54.

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2017

Yang, B. Z., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R., Dahlen, J., Wang, X. 2017. Comparison of nondestructive testing methods for evaluating No. 2 southern pine lumber: Part B, modulus of rupture. Wood and Fiber Science 49(2):134-145.

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2017

Catchot, T., Owens, F. C., Shmulsky, R., Seale, R. D. 2017. Technical note: Using nondestructive testing to identify premium grades in southern pine and Douglas-fir utility crossarms. Wood and Fiber Science 49(1):105-112.

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2017

Verrill, S. P., Owens, F. C., Kretschmann, D. E., Shmulsky, R. 2017. Statistical models for the distribution of modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture in mill run lumber with implications for reliability calculations. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper FPL-RP-692

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2017

Han, S., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2017. An exploratory study of smartphone and smartphone application use in the U.S. forest products industry. BioResources 13(1):869-880.

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2016

Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R., Entsminger, E. D., Bartuli, A., Belalami, S. 2016. Field Test of a Novel Nondestructive Testing Device on Wood Distribution Poles. Wood and Fiber Science 48(3):156-161.

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2016

Liu, X., Wu, Y., Shmulsky, R., Luo, Y., Wang, X., Chu, I., Wan, H. 2016. Developing a Renewable Hybrid Resin System. Part 1: characterization of Co-Polymers of Isocyanate with Different Molecular Weights of Phenolic Resins. BioResources 11(2):5299-5311.

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2015

Shmulsky, R., Seale, R. D., Dahlen, J., Wang, X., Yang, B. 2015. Comparison of Nondestructive Testing Methods for Evaluating No. 2 Southern Pine Lumber: Part A, Modulus of Elasticity. Wood and Fiber Science 47(4):375-384.

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2014

Seale, R. D., Dahlen, J., Jones, P. D., Shmulsky, R. 2014. Bending strength and stiffness of wide dimension southern pine No. 2 lumber. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 72:759-768.

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2014

Mao, A., Shmulsky, R., Li, Q., Wan, H. 2014. Recycling Polyurethane Materials: A Comparison of Polyol from Glycolysis with Micronized Polyurethane Powder in Particleboard Applications. BioResources 9(3):4253-4265.

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2014

Jones, P. D., Dahlen, J., Seale, R. D., Shmulsky, R. 2014. Sorting Lumber By Pith and Its Effect On Stiffness and Strength In Southern Pine No. 2 2X4 Lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 46(2):186-194.

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2009

McConnell, E., Shi, S. Q., Shmulsky, R. 2009. Technical note: A preliminary study on the bending stiffness of chemically treated wood material for structural composite lumber. Wood and Fiber Science 41(3):322-324.

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2009

McConnell, E., Shmulsky, R. 2009. The effects of hurricane Katrina on the structure, performance, capacity, and future of the lumber industry in the United States gulf states. Journal of Forest Products Research 6(2).

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2006

Shmulsky, R., 2006. Dimensional stabilization of pine four-by-fours via restraint drying. Forest Products Journal 56(3):41-43.

2004

Shmulsky, R., 2004. EMC response along the tensile face of small wood beams. Wood Science and Technology 37:447-449.

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2000

Shmulsky, R., 2000. End-grain influence on VOC emissions from kiln-drying loblolly pine. Forest Products Journal 50(5):21-23.

2000

Shmulsky, R., 2000. Influence of drying schedule on VOC emissions from kiln-drying loblolly pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 50(4):45-48.

2000

Shmulsky, R., 2000. Influence of lumber dimension on VOC emissions from kiln-drying loblolly pine lumber. Forest Products Journal 50(3):63-66.

Graduate Students

  • Tanaya Johnson
  • Adriana Costa
  • Ramon Oliveira
  • Samuel Ayanleye
  • Edward Entsminger
  • Franklin Quin

Society Memberships

  • Forest Products Society
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Society
  • Materials Working Group at MSU
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology