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Progress on cellulose nanofiber-filled thermoplastic composites

Douglas J. Gardner

Douglas J. Gardner


University of Maine

Douglas J. Gardner is Professor of Wood Science in the School of Forest Resources and the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Gardner’s research, teaching, and service activities focus on polymer and interfacial science aspects of wood-polymer hybrid composite materials. He is also involved in research in the areas of adhesion and surface science, extruded wood plastic composites, and cellulose nanocomposites. He has co-authored over 140 technical publications and 110 research presentations, and 3 patents.

Gardner is Past-President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, and Forest Products Society. Doug serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. He has been recognized for his work by receiving the 1992 Cahn Award, and the 2004-2005 G. Peirce and Florence Pitts Weber Outstanding Researcher in Forest Resources Award, the 2007 Director’s Outstanding Faculty Award at the AEWC Center, University of Maine, 2008 Forest Products Society L. J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award, and 2010 2nd Place George Marra Award of Excellence. He appeared in Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2007-2008. In December 2005 he was a visiting lecturer at Beijing Forestry University, and in June 2006 was a visiting lecturer at BOKU, Vienna, Austria. He was made an Honorary Member of the Union of Wood Processing Manufacturers of the Slovak Republic in 2000.

Doug has a BS degree in Forestry (1980) and Certificate of Advanced Study in Pulp and Paper Management (1981) from the University of Maine, and a PhD degree from Mississippi State University (1985).

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