Date and Time:Friday, December 07, 2018 - 10:00am
Speaker:Jinxin Wang Ph.D.
Affiliation:Director of Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center, Associate Director for Research, Professor of Wood Science & Technology
Location:Discovery Park B158
Biography:Dr. Jingxin Wang is Professor and Associate Director for Research, and the Director of Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University, USA. He received his degrees in Forest/Mechanical Engineering from Northeast Forestry University, China. He received a M.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Georgia, USA. He has taught forest and biomass harvesting and analysis, computing applications in forest and natural resources for both undergraduate and graduate students for more than 20 years. His research interests include biomass energy and bioproducts, forest carbon sequestration and optimization, computer simulation and system modeling, and forest ecosystem management and climate change. Dr. Wang has authored or coauthored 160+ refereed papers, and 13 books or book chapters. Currently, he is a leading PI for several USDA and USDOE funded biomass energy and bioproducts projects. He has served as an editorial board member and associate editor for four international journals and adjunct professor for four Chinese universities/institutions. He is an active member in six international professional societies. Dr. Wang received the prestigious 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award at West Virginia University.