Mass Timber Manufacturing Symposium

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Dr. Jinlan Ju

Session Organizer

Technical manager

RM Biltrite

Session Topic: Adhesive Curing Kinetics for CLT

For the past twenty years, Dr. Ju has been working on R&D of chemical related engineering process, specialty chemicals and made significant contributions in the field.

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Bill Arendt

President and Technical Director

Ardent Consulting

Session Topic: Formulation

Bill Ardent is currently the President and Technical Director of Arendt Consulting, Inc.. Arendt Consulting was established in January of 2018. Prior to Arendt Consulting Bill worked with Emerald Kalama Chemical, Genovique, Velsicol Chemical and others.

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Cheryl Farine

Principal

Hudak, Shunk & Farine

Session Topic: Patents vs. Trade Secrets

Cheryl Farine is a principal with Hudak, Shunk & Farine, an intellectual property practice in Cuyohoga Falls, Ohio. Cheryl has been with Hudak, Shunk and Farine since 2000, and is a member of the Ohio Bar, Federal District Court (N.D. Ohio), Federal Circuit Bar, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and former Federal Panel of ADR/Mediator.

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Dr. Jinlan Ju

Session Organizer

Technical manager

RM Biltrite

Session Topic: Adhesive Curing Kinetics for CLT

For the past twenty years, Dr. Ju has been working on R&D of chemical related engineering process, specialty chemicals and made significant contributions in the field.

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Dr. Lech Muszynski

Professor of Wood Science and Engineering
Oregon State University

Session Topic: CLT Overview

Research Areas:

  • Novel Composite Materials

  • Advanced Manufacturing

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Dr. Brad Jianhe Wang

CTO

Ningbo Sino-Canada Low-Carbon Technology Research Institute

Session Topic: CLT Market and Technology in China

He is a former senior scientist at FPInnovations. Dr Wang built the first pilot CLT plant in China to make the first batch of Canadian hemlock CLT.

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Dr. Xinfen Xie

Assistant Professor of Forest Biomaterials
Michigan Tech University

Session Topic Coming Soon

Areas of Expertise

  • Carbon materials derived from wood, lignin, and cellulose

  • Integrated thermochemical conversion and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass

  • Carbon-polymer composites and hybrid materials

  • Wood protection and preservation

  • Wood properties, quality, and modification