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Keynote Speakers

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Liangbing Hu, PhD

Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Center for Materials Innovation (CMI)

University of Maryland College Park

Wood Nanotechnologies

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Neil Kanungo

Senior Data Scientist

Office of the CTO

TIBCO Software Inc.

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Joseph F. McNeel, PhD

Professor & Director

Appalachian Hardwood Center

West Virginia University

Expanding Opportunities for Hardwoods in a Structural World

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Orlando Rojas 

Canadian Excellence Research Chair

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Director, Bioproducts Institute

University of British Colombia

Lightweight Materials Based on Nanopolysaccharides

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Arijit Sinha

Professor and JELD-WEN Chair of Wood-based Composites Science

Director of NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center for Wood-Based Composites

Oregon State University College of Forestry

Demonstrating Structural Resilience through Veneer-based Composites

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