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Current Leaders of the AIChE 
Forest Products Division

The current leaders group for the Forest Products Division are shown below. In an August 2010 election, we added four new Directors, including an International Director to help us in international outreach. They are listed below with other current members of our leadership team. For biographical information, see our "meet the leaders" page. Note: Email addresses are displayed by a script from HiveLogic.com that makes it difficult for spammers to harvest them. For email to display, please allow your browser to run scripts for this page (allow "blocked content" in IE8 by clicking in the yellow bar above the page display).


Dr. Sridharan (Shri) Ramaswamy
Professor and Head
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
University of Minnesota
2004 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, Mn 55108
Tel: (612) 624 8797, Fax: (612) 625 6286

Outgoing Chair:

Dr. B. V. Ramarao (starting 2013)
Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Dept.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
310 Walters Hall
Phone: (315) 470-6513
Fax: (315) 470-6593

Vice Chair (and Acting Treasurer):

Dr. Junyong Zhu
Scientific Team Leader
USDA Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Dr.
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231 - 9520
FAX: (608) 231 -9538

Secretary (currently also Program Chair)

Dr. Shijie Liu
Paper Science and Engineering
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone Number: 315-470-6885
Fax Number: 315-470-6945


Our Vice Chair, Dr. Junyong Zhu, is the Acting Treasurer since Feb. 2010.

AIChE Headquarters Division Staff Liaison:

Miriam Cortes-Caminero
Executive Director
Society for Biological Engineering
3 Park Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5991
Dr. Amar K. Mohanty (starting 2007)
Premier's Res. Chair in Biomaterials & Transportation
Professor, Dept. of Plant Agriculture & School of Eng.
Crop Science Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada, N1G 2W1
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 56664
Fax: 519-763-8933
Dr. Bo Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
316 BioAgEng
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (612) 625-4215
Dr. Zhaohui Tong
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
103 Frazier Rogers Hall
PO Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-1864 ext. 103
Dr. Sunkyu Park
Assistant Professor
Department of Forest Biomaterials
North Carolina State University
Office: 3207 Biltmore Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695
Yulin Deng (starting 2007)
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical and Biological Engineering
500 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0620
Phone: 404-894-5759
Fax: 404-894-4778
Dr. Lei Kerr (starting 2007)
Assistant Professor
Paper and Chemical Engineering
Miami University
Gaskill Hall 252A
Oxford, Ohio 45056-3629
Phone: (513) 529-9229
Fax: (513) 529-2201
Dr. Peter van Walsum (starting 2010)
Associate Professor
Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative
5737 Jenness Hall, Room 311
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
tel: (207) 581-2226
Eric Bober (starting 2010)
Director-Strategy, Forest Products Practice
Nexant, Inc.
44 S. Broadway, 4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: 914-609-0302
Jim Frederick (starting 2010)
Golden, CO
Tel: 720-987-0742
Dr. A.K. Ray (International Director, starting 2010)
Professor, Department of Paper Technology
Indian Institute of Paper Technology, Saharanpur Campus
Tel/Fax: (O) (0132)-2714314/2714003

Biographical information about recently added leaders is provided on the "meet the new leaders" page. That replaces the older 2007 leader intro page.

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