Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:45pm to 1:45pmLocation:
Wood Innovation and Design Center, Lecture TheatreCampus:
The College of Science and Management invites you to attend the following research talk:
Dr. Xiaodong (Alice) Wang, Candidate
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Location: Wood Innovation and Design Center Lecture Theatre (499 George Street)
Title: Sustainable Building Materials & Green Construction Design
Dr. Wang is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program.
The Candidate will give a 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer period. The following is an abstract of the candidates presentation:
Dr. Alice Wang will talk about her work during her time at Lulea University of Technology (Since January 2012), where her research field has been in the area of Sustainable Building Materials & Green Construction Design. She will speak about her research at the university and the cooperation with other research institutes and industry, how students have been incorporated in these projects as well. Dr. Wang started up a project involving a new environmentally friendly bio-insulation material, which now will go into production May 2017 in China. Dr. Wang, her colleagues and gradate students worked very closely with other research institutes and several Paper Mills in Sweden to help them develop new bio-insulation material using waste pulp filters. She also participated through a joint research project with a leading wood products company in Sweden to develop new CLT products for a new, and recently opened CLT production line. Dr. Wang has been involved in projects with local wood construction companies, where her students were working on wall/roof heating energy efficiency for buildings and moisture issues and mold growth in wood buildings. Dr. Wang will speak about how she developed a wide research collaboration network in Europe and the world in the field of engineered wood and constructions in extreme climate, which resulted in a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) project. Dr. Wang has also been involved in a health-monitoring project of timber bridges. Other topics of projects she has participated in involve wood machining, wood characterizations, nanotechology, adhesives, and structural design of furniture. In her talk Dr. Wang will address the university-ext. research institute - industry cooperation during her work, and also how students can be involved in this, both for thesis projects as well as minor projects.