Monthly Archives: September 2013

Graduate Research Assistantship Announcement Division of Forestry and Natural Resources/Davis College West Virginia University

Two assistantships are available for self-motivated doctoral graduate students in the area
of nanocomposites from renewable and underutilized raw materials. The assistantships are
available on an annual basis beginning in the Spring or Summer of 2014 with a maximum of
36 months funding support. Further support will be provided based on the performance of
the students. The students will work on projects related to the utilization of biomass, with
emphasis in wood as raw material, for the fabrication and utilization of nanocomposites. The
students will be part of the Wood Science and Technology program, Division of Forestry and
Natural Resources, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. It is expected
that the students have an undergraduate (BS) and a graduate degree (MS) in wood science;
agricultural, biological or chemical engineering; biochemical engineering, or other related
area. Continue reading

Call for Abstracts : Due December 1, 2013!

Society of Wood Science and Technology
The 57th SWST International Convention in conjunction with
The 7th Wood Structure and Properties Conference
The 6th European Hardwood Conference

June 23-27, 2014
Zvolen, Slovakia

“Sustainable Resources and Technology for Forest Products”

The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) will hold its International Convention in Zvolen, Slovakia, together with our co-hosts Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia and University of West Hungary. This five-day meeting will be held June 23-27, 2014, and includes technical sessions on Hardwood Research and Utilization; Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals; Products, Design, and Manufacturing Technologies; Forest Products Policy, Global Trade, and Value Chain Management; Wood Construction and Structures; Sustainable Forest Management; Lignocellulosic Material Science; and a Poster Session.

Upload your abstract now and find out more details on topic areas that might interest you by going to:

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1295123

Visiting Scientist Report 2013

REPORT ON THE SWST VISITING SCIENTISTS’ AWARD 2013

 BY   STEPHEN LARTEY TEKPETEY (PHD)

          FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GHANA (CSIR-FORIG)

SWST

 AUGUST 2013

1.0 INTRODUCTION

International visits are essential for networking and sharing of experience among scientists and researchers in diverse disciplines. Such visits expose scientists to best practices and state-of-the-art facilities in a particular field especially in advanced economies. Over the years, wood scientists, technologists and engineers, especially young ones from Africa and other developing countries, have not been able to participate in most international events and also visit reputable academic institutions, foreign laboratories and other industrial settings in the developed countries to enhance their professional development. Continue reading