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ICBB 2013 4th Intl. Conf. Biorefinery towards Bioenergy, Xiamen, China Dec. 3-5, 2013

Our peer-reviewed sister journal: Lignocellulose

Cover images:

May 2014

nanoparticles

August 2013

Sound Board Vibration Pinus

8_1_Pulping

TOF-SIMS image

TMP fibers, pine

Bordered Pits

Bambusa cross-section

Copper-plated wood

Ancient wood

Forest litter: leaves, pine needles

Compressed_Wood

Shredded_MOW

Stained fiber sheath

Cover Vol 5 Issue 2, Lake Johnson

Coastal Scene, BioResources Vol. 5, Issue 1

Cover 4_4: wasp paper

BioRes 4(3) Electrospun

Cover 4 issue 2 Vuokatti, Finland view

Black gum

Cover 3 4

BioRes 3 3 white pine theme

Kraft fibers seen with polarized light

Haybales

Sap on cut douglas fir

Oil Palm Cover

Cover May 2007

Cover, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies, Post-Doctoral Research, etc.

As a service to readers of BioResources, the following links provide information about various programs where people are engaged in research related to lignocellulosic materials, chemicals, and advanced applications. In addition, individual job postings are placed first on the list, with the most recent postings on top:

Analytical Group Leader (posted Sept. 30, 2010)
The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) at Orono, Maine is seeking candidates for an Analytical Group Leader. The Analytical Group Leader will manage all analytical testing in support of FBRI’s research efforts to generate new products from biomass, maintain instruments and testing accuracy, and develop new analytical techniques. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field. At least 3 years of analytical chemistry testing is required. Review of Applications will begin November 15, 2010. A full description of the position can be found at www.umaine.edu/eo/jobs.

Insitutional Website Links:

BioResources host institution links: North Carolina State University and the College of Natural Resources.

The Department of Forest Biomaterials Science and Engineering (formerly known as the Department of Wood and Paper Science) at North Carolina State University offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with focus areas related to wood products, wood chemistry, papermaking science, and biomaterials science and engineering. Faculty research program sites are maintained by Dimitris Argyropoulos ("Organic Chemistry of Wood Components Laboratory," http://www4.ncsu.edu/~dsargyro), Orlando Rojas ("Interfacial Phenomena, Surface and Colloid Science; Forest Biomaterials Laboratory," http://www4.ncsu.edu/~ojrojas), and BioResources Co-Editors Lucian Lucia (http://natural-resources.ncsu.edu/wps/pp/Faculty/Lucia.htm), and Martin Hubbe ("Opportunities in Papermaking Wet-End Chemistry," http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hubbe).

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. See faculty research program site of BioResources Editorial Board member Mari Chinn, http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/people/faculty/mschinn/cv_chinn.htm.

At the Plant Biology department see BioResources Editorial Board member Candace Haigler's webpage at http://cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/Faculty/chaigler/chaigler.html.

UNIVERSITY-BASED PROGRAMS:

At Auburn University in Alabama, USA, see BioResources Editorial Board member's program description at http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/yylee/.

At Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, see BioResources Editorial Board members Paul Gatenholm's site, "Biopolymer Technology," http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/research/professors/descriptions/paul-gatenolm.

At Duke University visit BioResources Editorial Board member Stefan Zauscher's program description at http://www.mems.duke.edu/faculty/zauscher/index.php.

At the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany , see the site of the international PhD-program "Wood Biology and Technology". Many of the research projects there are dealing with chemical modification of wood and the biotechnological application of wood-degrading fungi and their enzymes. Details see: http://www.wood.uni-goettingen.de/phd/ .

At Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, see BioResources board member Sujit Banerjee's site, http://www.che.gatech.edu/fac_staff/faculty/banerjee/index.php , and the Institute of Paper Science and Technology "Paper Science and Engineering Degrees" site, http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/degree_progs/index.html.

At Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan visit program description for BioResource Editorial Board member Takuya Kitaoka, "Bioresources Chemistry," http://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K001639/english.html

At Michigan State University, see faculty site of BioResources board member Ramani Narayan, "Chemical Engineering and Materials Science," http://www.msu.edu/~narayan/.

At Monash University, see faculty sites maintained by BioResources board members Gil Garnier, (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/chemeng/people/academics/asgg.html), Kien Loi Nguyen, (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/chemeng/people/academics/askln.html), and Ian Parker, (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/chemeng/people/academics/asip.html).

At the State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse see BioResources board member Tom Amidon's program description "Paper Science and Engineering," http://www.esf.pse/people/amidon.htm , in addition to the Empire State Research Insitutute (ESPRI) site.

At Universitat Jena in Germany, visit site of BioResources Editorial Board member Thomas Heize, "Institut fur Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie," http//www2.uni-jena.de/chemie/institute/oc/heinze/.

At the Univeristy of Borås in Sweden, see BioResources Editorial Board member Mohammad Taherzadeh's program description at http://www.hb.se/ih/forskning/forskningsarea_en.asp. Research at this university is focused on "Waste Refinery" which is conversion of waste materials to value-added products. It has focused on Thermal treatment in order to produce electricity, central heat and chill as well as biological treatment for production of ethanol, biogas and biopolymers.

At the University of California, see BioResources Editorial Board member Charles Wyman's description for the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at http://www.engr.ucr.edu/chemenv.

At the University of Iowa, see BioResources Editorial Board member Vijay Kumar's research program description in the College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutics, http://www.pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmaceutics/research.asp.

At the University of Maine see BioResources Editorial Board member Adriaan van Heiningen's program description at http://www.umche.main.edu/chb/faculty/avanheiningen.htm.

At the University of Newcastle in Australia see BioResources Editorial Board member Behdad Moghtaderi's website listing.

At the University of Tennessee see BioResources Editorial Board member Tim Rials' program descritpion at http://web.utk.edu/~tfpc/person/rials.htm

At the University of Toronto see BioResources board member Mohini Sain's site at http://www.pulpandpaper.utoronto.ca/Research/Fibres/index.html.

At Washington State University see BioResources Editorial Board member Marie-Pierre Laborie's program "Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory," http://www.wmel.wsu.edu/.

At Western Michigan University see BioResources Editorial Board member Said Abubakr's program description "Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging," http://www.wmich.edu/pci/.

RESEARCH INSTITUTES:

Board member Elisa Zeno's organization is Centre Technique du Papier, in Grenoble, France, http://www.webCTP.com.

Board member Pramod K. Bajpai's organization, the Thapar Centre for Industrial Research and Development has a site at http://www.thapartech.org. The Thapar Center is a privately managed R&D organization in Northern India.

Board members Carl Houtman and Junyoung Zhu are at the US Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest Products Laboratory (Forest Service) in Madison, WI, http://fpl.fs.fed.us/.

Board member Lennart Salmen is at the Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (STFI Packforsk AB), http://www.stfi-packforsk.se.