Jinwu Wang, Ph.D.

Research Forest Products TechnologistJinwu-Wang image
U.S. Forest Service – Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI 53726

Faculty Associate and External Graduate Faculty
The University of Maine
School of Forest Resources

Advanced Structures and Composites Center
35 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469-5793
Phone: 207-581-2394
Email: Jinwu.wang@usda.gov

Dr. Jinwu Wang is a research scientist at the USDA Forest Service – Forest Products Laboratory, and is a faculty associate and graduate faculty in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. He welcomes students and scholars to contact him on collaborative research in the fields of cellulose nanomaterials, engineered composites science, and bio-based chemicals, polymers and products.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
M.S. in Wood Science and Technology, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA
B.S. in Wood Processing and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China

Select Recent Publications
Du, L., Wang, J., Zhang, Y., Qi, C., Wolcott, M., Yu, Z., 2017. Preparation and Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals from the Bio-ethanol Residuals. Nanomaterials 7, 51. doi:10.3390/nano7030051

Jiang, J., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Wolcott, M., 2017a. Microstructure change in wood cell wall fracture from mechanical pretreatment and its influence on enzymatic hydrolysis. Industrial Crops and Products 97, 498–508. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.01.001

Jiang, J., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Wolcott, M., 2017b. Characterization of micronized wood and energy-size relationship in wood comminution. Fuel Processing Technology 161, 76–84. doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2017.03.015

Jiang, J., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Wolcott, M.P., 2016. Evaluation of physical structural features on influencing enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency of micronized wood. RSC Advances 6, 103026–103034.

Liu, Y., Wang, J., Wolcott, M., 2017a. Modeling the production of sugar and byproducts from acid bisulfite pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of Douglas-fir. Bioresource Technology 224, 389–396. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.10.071

Liu, Y., Wang, J., Wolcott, M.P., 2017b. Evaluating the effect of wood ultrastructural changes from mechanical treatment on kinetics of monomeric sugars and chemicals production in acid bisulfite treatment. Bioresource Technology 226, 24–30. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.12.009

Liu, Y., Wang, J., Wolcott, M.P., 2016a. Assessing the specific energy consumption and physical properties of comminuted Douglas-fir chips for bioconversion. Industrial Crops and Products 94, 394–400. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.08.054

Liu, Y., Wang, J., Wolcott, M.P., 2016b. Multistep Process to Produce Fermentable Sugars and Lignosulfonates from Softwood Enzymolysis Residues. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4, 7225–7230. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02328