Renewable materials specialist joins UBC

Pulp & Paper Canada
August 12, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Dr. Scott Renneckar will be joining the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia as an associate professor in advanced renewable materials. Prior to joining UBC, Renneckar was a faculty member in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech since 2005.

Renneckar’s research program focuses on creating advanced renewable materials through cutting-edge science that will catalyze a green economy. These sustainable products sourced from nature are stronger, lighter, and more energy efficient than their petroleum analogs. He uses

materials such as high performance fibres, transparent films and coatings, and nanocomposites in applications for automobile, aerospace, building, and the emerging additive manufacturing industries.

He will also teach a course on wood adhesives and coatings in the Wood Science undergraduate program applying his combined expertise in wood science and polymer chemistry.

Renneckar obtained his degrees in wood science from Virginia Tech (BS, 1997 and PhD, 2004) and the University of California, Berkeley (MS, 1999).

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