Xiping Wang

Xiping  Wang


  • Research Forest Products Technologist USDA Forest Service

Contact Information

USDA Forest Service
Forest Products Laboratory
1 Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398



    Michigan Technological University, Ph.D., Wood Science
    Beijing Forestry University, M.S., Forest Engineering
    Beijing Forestry University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

    Nondestructive evaluation
    Structural condition assessment
    Tree decay detection
    Heat sterilization

Awards & Honors

    Elected Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS), 2015.
    Markwardt Award, Forest Products Society, 2014. For distinguished contribution to the knowledge of wood as an engineering material and to the enhancement of the efficient utilization of this renewable resource ("Effect of Temperature on Acoustic Evaluation of Standing Trees and Logs: Part 2 - Field Investigation". Wood & Fib Sci. 45(1):15-25)
    The George G. Marra Award (Second Place), The Society of Wood Science and Technology, 2014. For excellence in research and writing exhibited in wood and fiber science. ("Acoustic Sorting Models for Improved Log Segregation". Wood & Fib Sci. 45(4):343-352).
    Innovations Award, University of Minnesota, 2011. For patents issued: Australian patent No. AU5200236BB, Canadian patent No. 2,554,170.
    Outstanding Service Award, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2007-2008. "This award is designed to recognize employees who have consistently performed their ongoing responsibilities in a superior to outstanding manner and have significantly enhanced departmental, collegiate, or campus goals and objectives."