Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The 2023 Spring Seminar Series will feature Douglas Gardner, Professor and Program Leader of of Forest Operations, Bioproducts & Bioenergy in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine and member of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center, who will give a talk titled ‘Large scale additive manufacturing with forest-based composite feedstocks’ on Tuesday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building. Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and CFEs are available upon request. See the full spring schedule here.
This presentation will discuss ongoing work at the University of Maine in large scale additive manufacturing (AM) using forest-based composite feedstocks. Dr. Gardner will explain how large scale AM with forest-based feedstocks offers opportunities to manufacturing products that can be used in a variety of applications including building and construction, marine tooling and infrastructure applications. BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house manufactured from wood fibers and bio-resins, will be show cased.
Douglas J. Gardner is Professor and Program Leader of Sustainable Materials and Technology in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. He is also a member of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Forest Bioproducts Research Institute. He is the scientific co-leader for the UMaine-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Hub and Spoke Program focusing on developing and optimizing the production and integration of bio-based materials and next-generation manufacturing systems into mainstream manufacturing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. Gardner’s research, teaching, and service activities address polymer processing and interfacial science aspects of wood-polymer composite materials. Gardner is a Fellow and past president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST). He was awarded the SWST Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and the SWST Distinguished Educator Award in 2018. Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Parking is available in the South Quad Parking Deck on the third and fourth floors. Advanced registration is not required. To receive announcements about future seminars, send a request to join our email list to firstname.lastname@example.org.