African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry

ISSN 2375-0979


Prof. Barnes, H. Michael,

Wood Science and Technology,

Forest Products Laboratory,

Mississippi State University,

Box 9820, Mississippi State,


Specialty: Wood deterioration and preservation.


Prof. Bush Robert  

Department of Wood Science and Forest Products,

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia,

United States.

Specialty: Forest products marketing and management

Prof. Lachenbruch Barbara

Department of Forest Products,

Oregon State University,

118 Richardson Hall, Corvallis,


Specialty: Tree ecophysiology

Prof. Mclain, Thomas E.,

Professor of Timber Engineering and Department Head,

 Oregon State University,

119 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-5751 (541-737-4257)

(FAX 541-737-3385)

Specialty: Engineering properties of wood and wood-based materials; Design of wood structures;

Structural mechanical connections; Role of wood in modern society; Forest products/wood science

academic, extension and research program administration.

Prof. Morrell, Jeffrey J

Department of Forest Products, 230 Richardson Hall,

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5751 (541-737-4222) (FAX 541-737-3385)

Specialty: Wood microbiology; Biodeterioration; Preservation.

Prof. Shaler, Stephen,

University of Maine, 5755 Nutting Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5755

(207-581-2886) (FAX 207-581-2875)

Specialty: Wood mechanics and composites.


Prof. Qingwen Wang

Conference Secretariat Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science and Technology of Ministry of Education Northeast Forestry University
No. 26, Hexing Road

Harbin, Heilongjiang

P. R. China

Phone: +86 451 82191756

Fax: +81 451 82190134


Prof. Terry Amburgey 

Distinguished Professor of wood science

2256 Smith Road, Sturgis, MS 39769


Prof. Amos Olajide OLUYEGE

Federal University of Technology Akure, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology

Prof. Kulwant Rai Sharma

Fellowship/Awards : Merit Scholarship during PhD.

Discipline : Forest Products

Specialization : Non Timber Forest Products including Oleoresin, Katha,

 Cutch and Medicinal &Aromatic Plants; Wood Science & technology

Mission : Teaching, Research, and Extension in the Field

 of Forest Products including Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Prof. J.S. Singh

Professor Emeritus,

Department of Botany. Baranas Hindu University,

Varanasi, UTTAR PRADESH - 221 005

Ph: Res: 0452 2369093, Mob: 9335178355

Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamami Sahri.

Dept. of Forest Production, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Tel: +60389467181

Fax: +60389462513


Prof. Jacob Kibwage

Dean, School of Environment and Natural Resources Management

Cell: +254-722-479-061

Prof. Meng Yongoing

Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information

Chinese Academy of Forestry

Wan Shou Shan, Beijing 100091

Tel: 86-10-6288 9726

Fax: 86-10-6288 7192


Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe

Senior Lecturer, Department of Forestry & Environmental Science,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka


Prof. Jim Bowyer

Professor Emeritus


Responsible Materials Program,

Dovetail Partners, Inc.,

528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 703,

Minneapolis, MN 55403 and,

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering,

 University of Minnesota,


Specialty: Responsible consumption,

environmental implications of biomaterials and bioenergy

production and use.


Editorial Board Members

Assoc. Prof. Menandro N. Acda

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Forest Products and Paper Science,

College of Forestry and Natural Resources,

University of the Philippines Los Banos

Assist. Prof. Ramin Vays

Assistant Professor, 

Wood Science & Technology Department, Islamic Azad.

 University (IAU), Chalous Branch.



Assoc. Prof. Cooper Paul

Associate Professor,

Forestry Department, University of Toronto,

33 Willcocks Street,Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S 3B3

Specialty: Wood deterioration and protection.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaidon Ashaari

Deputy Dean (Academic and International)

Tel: +603-89467167

Fax: +60389462513

Assoc. Prof. Loferski, Joseph R.,

Associate Professor,

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Brooks Forest Products Center,

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0503 (540-231-4405) (FAX 540-231-8868)

Specialty: Wood engineering, Design of wood structures, Long-term performance of buildings,

Historic buildings


Assoc. Prof. Paridah, Md. Tahir.,

Associate Professor Dr.,

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Serdang, Selangor,


Specialty: Bonding of tropical wood and non-wood materials; Kenaf as raw material for compositeproducts.


Assoc. Prof. Smith, Bob,

Associate Professor/Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech, 1650 Ramble Road,

Mailcode 0503, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (540-231-9759) (FAX 540-231-8868)

Specialty: Forest products marketing; Professional sales in the forest products industry;

Markets for wood in the U.S. infrastructure; Markets and perceptions of timber by engineers.


Assist. Prof. Stokke, Douglas D.,

Assistant Professor

Iowa State University, Dept. of Nat. Res. Eco.

& Mgt., 339 Science II, Ames, IA 50011-3221 (515-294-2115) (FAX 515-294-2995)

Specialty: Wood structure and properties, wood quality, light and electron microscopy.

Will Discuss Formally: Wood micro- and ultrastructure; Applications of microscopy to wood

products research; Birdseye maple; Color analyses of wood products; SWST international

visitation trip to China.

Assist. Prof. Vlosky, Richard P.,

Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, LA Forest Products

Development Center, School of Renewable Nat. Res., Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202 (225-578-4527)

(FAX 225-578-4251)

Specialty: Marketing; Economic development.

Assist. Prof. Yan, Ning,

Assistant Professor,

University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry, 33 Wilcocks St.,

Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5S 3B3 (416-946-8070) (FAX 416-978-3834)

Specialty: Material science.

Assist. Prof. Babatola Olufemi

Associate Professor

Federal University of Technology Akure, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology

Assist. Prof. Rabi Behrooz Eshkiki

Speciality: pulp and paper proceess chemistry   

Academic Status: Assistant professor    

PhD: pulp and paper proceess engineering

MS: wood and paper science and technology

BS/BA: wood and paper science and technology              


Phone: +98- 1226253103

Fax: +98- 1226253499


Dr. Mohamed Z. M. Salem

Department of Forestry and Wood Technology

Faculty of Agriculture

Aflaton St., El-Shatby, P.O.Box 21545

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Dr. Anderson, Matthew,

Wood Scientist,

Wood Advisory Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1322

3700 Route 44 - Suite 102

Millbrook, N.Y. 12545

Specialty: Wood science consulting and applied research.

Dr. Armstrong, James P.,

Division of Forestry and Natural Resources

West Virginia University Morgantown, WV, USA

Specialty: History of wood and forest use in the U.S.;

Wood anatomy and physical properties;

Education in wood and renewable materials.

Dr. Frank C. Beall

University of California Berkeley,

College of Natural Resources,

1301 South 46th Street,

Richmond, CA 94804 (510-665-3536) (FAX 510-665-3427)

Specialty: Nondestructive evaluation of wood and wood-based materials.

Dr. Bryant, Ben S.,

Dept. of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech,

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.

Specialty: How we can use the 5 elements of wood science (the mechanical, physical, chemical and

biological properties of wood and wood structure and anatomy) to solve problems in wood technology and critically analyze new products as well as new building systems.