Publications

Below is a small sample of some of my more recent publications.  Please check back often for updates.

United States Patents

United States Patent
Patent No.:  US 7,160,526 B2
Date of Patent:  Jan. 9, 2007

United States Patent
Patent No.:  US 8,043,399 B1
Date of Patent:  Oct. 25, 2011

United States Patent
Patent No.:  US 9,414,598 B2
Date of Patent:  Aug. 16, 2016

Scientific Papers

Reducing leaching of boron based wood preservatives – A review of research

Antifungal activities of three supercritical fluid extracted cedar oils

A Study on Mould Resistance Properties and Different Pretreatment Methods for Moso Bamboo

Analysis of Phyllostachys pubescens Bamboo Residues for Liquefaction:  Chemical Compenents, Infrared Spectroscopy, and Thermogravimetry

Study of moso bamboo’s permeability and mechanical properties

An Exploratory Analysis of the Market Perspective on Reclaiming Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) from Decommissioned Preservative-Treated Wood Utility Poles

Rapid Delignification of Bamboo Particles by a Modified Microwave-assisted Solvolysis Liquefaction Process Using a Binary Glycerol/Methanol Solvent

Antifungal activities of three supercritical fluid extracted cedar oils

Hydrothermal transformation of Chinese privet seed biomass to gas-phase and semi-volatile products

Effect of Methanol on the Liquefaction Reaction of Biomass in Hot Compressed Water under Microwave Energy

Isolation and Characterization of an Endophytic Fungal Strain with Potent Antimicrobial and Termiticidal Activities from Port-Orford-Cedar

 Fractionation of Microwave-assisted Liquefied Lignocellulosic Biomass for the Preparation of High Value Added Bio-based Products

A Spectroscopic Study on the Fuel Value of Softwoods in Relation to Chemical Composition

Renewable chemical feedstocks from integrated liquefaction processing of lignocellulosic materials using microwave energy

Extraction and characterization of holocellulose fibers by
microwave-assisted selective liquefaction of bamboo

Immunolocalization of Endogenous Indole-3-Acetic Acid and Abscisic Acid in the Shoot Internodes of Fargesia yunnanensis Bamboo during Development

Rapid microwave-assisted acid extraction of southern pine waste wood to remove metals from chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treatment

Extraction and Characterization of Seed Oil from Naturally Grown Chinese Tallow Trees

Characteristics of regenerated nanocellulosic fibers from cellulose dissolution in aqueous solutions for wood fiber/polypropylene composites

Effect of Different Catalysts on Urea–Formaldehyde Resin Synthesis

Liquefaction Behaviors of Bamboo Residues in a Glycerol-Based Solvent Using Microwave Energy

Effect of Anatomical Characteristics and Chemical Components on Microwave-assisted Liquefaction of Bamboo Wastes

Effect of Lignin Derivatives in the Bio-Polyols from Microwave Liquefied Bamboo on the Properties of Polyurethane Foams

Preparation of Polyurethane Foams Using Fractionated Products in Liquefied Wood

Effect of fabricated density and bamboo species on physical–mechanical properties of bamboo fiber bundle reinforced composites

Physicochemical characterization of lignin recovered from
microwave-assisted delignified lignocellulosic biomass for
use in biobased materials

Development of Wood Fiber-Polypropylene Laminates with Layer-By-Layer Assembly of Kraft Pulp HandSheets and Polypropylene Films

Liquefaction and Characterization of Bamboo Residues with a Glycerol-based Solvent Using Microwave Energy

Polyols from Microwave Liquefied Bagasse and Its Application to Rigid Polyurethane Foam

Optimization for microwave-assisted direct liquefaction of bamboo residue in glycerol/methanol mixtures

Sorption, Shrinkage, and Fiber Saturation Point of Kempas (Koompassia Malaccensis)

Influence of solvent type on microwave-assisted liquefaction of bamboo

Study on the Mould-Resistant Properties of Moso Bamboo Treated with High Pressure and Amylase

Characterization of Microwave Liquefied Bamboo Residue and Its Potential Use in the Generation of Nanofibrillated Cellulosic Fiber

Evaluation of the Performance of the Composite Bamboo/Epoxy Laminated Material for Wind Turbine Blades Technology

Evaluation of the Accessibility of CCA Metals in Liquefied CCA-treated Wood Sludge for Recovery and Reuse

Fractionation of heavy metals in liquefied chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood sludge using a modified BCR-sequential extraction procedure

MICROWAVE-ASSISTED ORGANIC ACIDS EXTRACTION OF CHROMATE COPPER ARSENATE (CCA)-TREATED SOUTHERN PINE

Rapid Microwave-Assisted Acid Extraction of Metals from Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)-Treated Southern Pine Wood

Comparative Study on Liquefaction of Creosote and Chromated Copper
Arsenate (CCA)-treated wood and Untreated Southern Pine Wood:  Effects of Acid Catalyst Content, Liquefaction Time, Temperature, and Phenol to Wood Ratio

New Approach to Remove Metals from Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)-Treated Wood

Leaching of flakeboard produced from recycled CCA-treated wood into deionized water

Recycling of Decommissioned CCA-Treated Wood Into Value-Added Engineered Wood Products

Physical and mechanical properties of flakeboard produced from recycled CCA-treated wood

Liquefaction of CCA-treated wood and elimination of metals
from the solvent by precipitation

THE RESPONSE OF VISIBLE/NEAR INFRARED ABSORBANCE TO WOOD-STAINING FUNGI

THEORETICAL MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSES OF LAMINATED WOOD COMPOSITE POLES

MECHANICALPROPERTIES OF SMALL-SCALE WOOD LAMINATED COMPOSITE POLES

HYDROTHERMAL PROCESSING OF CHINESE TALLOW TREE (TRIADICA SEBIFERA SYN. SAPIUM SEBIFERUM) BIOMASS

ABILITY OF NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY TO MONITOR AIR-DRY DENSITY DISTRIBUTION AND VARIATION OF WOOD

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SMALL-SCALE LAMINATED WOOD COMPOSITE POLES: EFFECTS OF TAPER AND WEBS

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES OF WOOD LAMINATED COMPOSITE POLES

REMOVAL OF CREOSOTE FROM WOOD PARTICLES AT DIFFERENT HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL LOCATIONS OF DECOMMISSIONED POLES USING STEAM TREATMENT

FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF SMALL-SCALE TAPERED WOOD-LAMINATED COMPOSITE POLES WITH BIOMIMICRY FEATURES

BIOTRANSFORMATION OF TEBUCONAZOLE BY MICROORGANISMS: EVIDENCE OF A COMMON MECHANISM

FORMOSAN AND NATIVE SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE ATTACK OF PRESSURE-TREATED SPF WOOD SPECIES EXPOSED IN LOUISIANA

HYDROTHERMAL TREATMENT OF CREOSOTE-IMPREGNATED WOOD

Physical and mechanical properties of flakeboard produced from recycled CCA-treated wood

HYDROTHERMAL TREATMENT OF CCA- AND PENTA-TREATED WOOD’

CHINESE TALLOW TREE (SAPIUM SEBIFERUM) UTILIZATION: CHARACTERIZATION OF EXTRACTIVES AND CELL-WALL CHEMISTRY

FROM HYDROPHILICITY TO HYDROPHOBICITY: A CRITICAL REVIEW: PART I. WETTABILITY AND SURFACE BEHAVIOR

Past, Present, and Future of the Wood Preservation Industry

Mechanical and physical properties of composite panels manufactured from Chinese tallow tree furnish

Selected mechanical and physical properties of Chinese tallow tree juvenile wood

Effects of raw materials on the properties of wood fiber-polyethylene composites—Part 3: Effect of a compatibilizer and wood adhesive on the interfacial adhesion of wood/plastic composites

Glueline bonding performance of decommissioned CCA-treated wood. Part I: Without retreatment

“The Formosan Subterranean Termite in Louisiana – Implications for the Forest Products Industry

CALIBRATION OF MOISTURE METERS FOR SOUTHERN HARDWOODS

Effect of Two Drying Schedules on Spruce Pine Lumber Defects

TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF STRUCTURAL FLAKEBOARD MADE FROM MIXED HARDWOODS AND CYPRESS FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA

NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY IN THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

FLAKE ORIENTATION EFFECTS ON PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SWEETGUM FLAKEBOARD

EFFECTS OF SILVICULTURAL PRACTICE AND VENEER LAYUP ON SOME MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LOBLOLLY PINE PLYWOOD

EFFECT OF SILVICULTURAL PRACTICE AND VENEER GRADE LAYUP ON SOME MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LOBLOLLY PINE LVL

Effects of recycled fiber on the properties of fiberboard panels

INADEQUATE REDRYING LINKED TO DIMENSIONAL INSTABILITY OF CCA-TREATED SOUTHERN PINE LUMBER

EFFECT OF WOOD GRAIN AND VENEER’, SIDE ON LOBLOLLY PINE VENEER WETTABILITY

Composites from southern pine juvenile wood. Part 3. Juvenile and mature wood furnish mixtures

GLUABILITY OF OUT-OF-SERVICE UTILITY POLES

Laminated Crossarms Made from Decommissioned Chromated Copper Arsenate–Treated Utility Pole Wood. Part II: Preservative Retention, Glue-Line Shear, and Delamination

Veneer-Reinforced Particleboard for Exterior Structural Composition Board

DECAY RESISTANCE OF OUT-OF-SERVICE UTILITY POLES AS RELATED TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDUAL CREOSOTE CONTENT

Utilization of Chinese tallow tree and bagasse for medium density fiberboard