TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • Carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry
  • Wood materials chemistry and wood science
  • Biopolymer and biomaterials science
  • Natural products chemistry

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Philosophy in Chemistry, 1993 – York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • M.S., Chemistry, 1986 – University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • B.S., Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, 1983 – University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2011 – present, Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 2006 – 2011, Professor, Department of Forest Products, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 2001 – 2006, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Products, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • 1998 – 2001, Project Leader, Material Discovery, New Zealand Forest Research Institute
  • 1993 – 1998, Sr. Scientist in Wood Materials Chemistry, New Zealand Forest Research Institute
  • 1985 – 1989, Scientist in Carbohydrate Chemistry, New Zealand Forest Research Institute

AWARDS

  • Carter Holt Harvey-New Ventures Ideas to Business Entrepreneur Awards 2001: Business Case, October 2001.
  • Interdisciplinary Science, April 1997, New Zealand Forest Research Institute