- Michigan Technological University, Ph.D., Wood Science
Beijing Forestry University, M.S., Forest Engineering
Beijing Forestry University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
- Nondestructive evaluation
Structural condition assessment
Tree decay detection
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."