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Junyong Zhu

Dr. J.Y. Zhu is a scientific team leader at the US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin. He was the Inaugural Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair in Energy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (2015-2016 academic year), Espoo, Finland. He holds an Adjunct Appointment at the Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research covers a broad area of wood and fiber utilization from cellulose nanomaterials, fiber physics, bioenergy and biofuels, to traditional wood pulping that encompassed from laboratory studies to commercial scale demonstrations. The SPORL process his group developed was used for the world FIRST successful woody bio-jet (from forest residue) commercial flight from US west coast (Seattle) to east coast (Washington DC) on November 14, 2016. Dr. Zhu’s achievements were honored with AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Andrew Chase Award in 2016, TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) International R&D Technical Award and William Aiken Prize in 2014, and US Forest Service Deputy Chief for R&D Distinguished Science Award in 2013. Dr. Zhu is a Fellow of TAPPI, AIChE, and IAWS (International Academy of Wood Science).


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