Douglas J. Gardner – Courses
SFR 392 – Cooperative Education in Forest Operations, Bioproducts, and Bioenergy
Practical experience for the undergraduate student, combining work in a business firm or public agency with academic courses and supervision. Opportunity for student to gain experience, to integrate classroom learning with job performance, and to develop future placement possibilities.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Summer
SFR 398 – Field Experience in Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy, course description
A field experience is a professional activity participated in by students under the supervision of a practicing professional in the field. A high degree of responsibility is placed on the student for developing learning objectives and securing the approval of a faculty member for academic credit for the learning involved. May be repeated.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
SFR 453 – Biocomposite Materials, Syllabus
A comprehensive analysis of the influence of materials and processing parameters on the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of biocomposite materials. Principles of adhesion and adhesives technology and their impact on biocomposite manufacture and performance will be addressed. Laboratories will provide practical experience in the manufacture and evaluation of a variety of biocomposites produced using hot pressing, cold pressing, extrusion, and injection molding. Lec 3, Lab 3
Prerequisites: CHY 121 and CHY 123; SFR 215, SFR 450 and PHY 107 or PHY 111.
Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even Years
SFR 460 – Forest Operations and Bioproducts Manufacturing Tour, Syllabus
One-week inspection trip to representative manufacturers of bioproducts selected for demonstration of typical plant and forest operations. A written report is required.
Prerequisites: Junior standing in Forest Resources programs.
Course Typically Offered: May Term or other summer terms.
SFR 545 – Adhesion and Adhesives Technology, Syllabus
Fundamentals of adhesion and adhesives including surface science, chemistry and properties of adhesives, adhesive bond evaluation and applications in composite materials. Lec 3.
Prerequisites & Notes: Senior standing or permission.
SFR 550 – Wood-Polymer Hybrid Composites, Syllabus
Fundamentals of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, manufacturing and performance characteristics. Addresses issues of combining wood with FRP’s such as interfacial properties and durability of the resulting wood-polymer hybrid composite materials. Lec 3.
Prerequisites & Notes: SFR 454 or permission.