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III CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE PUENTES – CHILE

October 20-22, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS WOOD BRIDGES IN CHILE

The Chile Ministry of Public Infrastructure will carry out an Internet-Based Symposium, in the filed of Bridges. Those willing to present papers abstracts are most welcome. WOOD IS PRIORITY!! #madera #mop #pucv #innovation
I invite companies and organization to show what their materials or technology can do for the benefit of the Chilean Wood Bridges industry. CLT & Glulam use, barriers, codes, case studies are most welcome. Please see this link or request further information and I will gladly put you in contact with the organizers. It's an excellent promotional opportunity. https://lnkd.in/eAyuin3

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IAWS 2021 Doctoral Award & Medal

The International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) provides recognition to outstanding dissertation research at the PhD level by students throughout the world.

The IAWS Doctoral Award and Medal for 2021 is open to receive a nomination and/or application. The deadline is June 30, 2021. Nomination can be made by anyone not limited to IAWS Fellows.

The competition is limited to students receiving their degrees in other than their native country. The purpose is to foster and recognize cross-national interaction. The submission shall be no more than 2 pages of an extended abstract (in English) of the dissertation, a one-page CV of the student, and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor. The submission can be by the student and/or the student's advisor. The thesis/dissertation must have been completed within one year before the yearly announcement.

The documentation shall be sent by email to Prof. Siqun Wang, Chair Academy Board, International Academy of Wood Science

 

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Researcher - Wood Technology, Circular Economy

Main responsibilities

Utilization of wood as a raw material
Studies of wood quality in existing / new materials / products
Mapping of wood waste qualities and development of new product concepts / strategies based on wood waste (+ possibly other bio-based residual raw material)
Optimization of process and technology related to the manufacture of wood-based materials

Professional qualifications (required)

PhD in wood technology, chemistry, material technology, circular economy or equivalent
Experience in writing scientific publications and reports
Experience in developing projects and writing project applications
Documented skills in modelling and statistical analysis
Good communication skills in oral and written English
Candidates that do not master the Norwegian language have to learn written and spoken Norwegian within two years from the time of employment

The position is located in Ås, 30 km south of Oslo

For more information:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/200641/researcher-wood-technology-circular-economy

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USDA Forest Products Laboratory.  Assistant Director (AD) for Research.  

This position is located in Madison, WI at a Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), the functions of which include utilization and other research related to the timber resources of the United States and the world. The incumbent serves as Assistant Director in charge of Wood Products Research with direct line responsibility for the administration, coordination, and direction of research programs related to of variety of problems including economic feasibility of wood and timber-based products, wood preservation methods, nature and behavior of wood and wood products, the development of economic and life-cycle assessments for wood products and structures, and the basic understanding of wood, including its anatomical, physical and engineering properties.  The incumbent is responsible for science quality assurance and relevance, policy formulation, advice and leadership in responding to complex issues regarding the development of scientific research programs of the FPL. The incumbent is also responsible for supervising, directing, and developing staff if applicable with stakeholder input, and assisting the Project Leaders or Program Managers with development of short-term and long-term programs of research.  For more information, visit the Forest Service Job Opportunities Vacancy Announcement page (https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/) and search for “Assistant Director (AD) for Research” in the “Title” box.

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Worldwide Status of Wood Protection in Service.

Frontiers in Forests and Global Change has launched a new Research Topic, Worldwide Status of Wood Protection in Service.

This is an opportunity to have your research published in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

Topic Editors:

Grant Kirker, Christian Brischke, Jeffrey Morrell, Xingxia Ma

For a full description of the project and to participate, click on this link.

The submission deadline is 12 October 2021

Articles will be peer reviewed and, if accepted for publication, are subject to publishing fees. All applications for fees support are considered. We collaborate with leading institutions to make open access publishing even more accessible for authors. See whether your institution is collaborating with us.

 

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Weathering and Field Testing of Wood and Lignocellulosic Materials

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Boštjan Lesar

This Special Issue aims to present a collection of papers on all types of field tests of wood and lignocellulosic materials.

Papers dealing with laboratory and field weathering of natural, treated, modified, and surface-coated wood are welcome.
Papers dealing with wood moisture content or temperature or the monitoring of decay in new and historical objects are also welcome.

wood
wood-based materials
lignocellulosic materials
field testing
weathering
monitoring
modified wood

https://www.mdpi.com/si/74295

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022

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Evaluation and Protection of Wood and Wood Products

Guest Editors

Dr. Lina Nunes
Dr. Dennis Jones
Dr. Bruno Esteves

The aim of this Special Issue is to present many of the worldwide applications of wood and wood products, particularly within the topics:

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021

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Special Issue "Surface Properties and Surface Treatments of Wood and Wood-Based Composites"

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Marko Petric

This Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts:

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings/special_issues/wood_based_composites

Deadline for manuscript submission: 30 November 2021

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Chile: WCTE 2020 - Click logo above for updated information

Chile: Forestry Country and Natural Laboratory
Chile País Forestal” (Chile Forestry Country) will provide the framework for the celebration of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, for the first time during its existence in South America. Chile has about 15 million hectares of forest (80% native and 20% plantations) and a vibrant forestry industry, with important support from current national governmental initiatives which encourage the industry to be more competitive based on the huge potential for the development of timber engineering.

Topics of the WCTE 2020

The topics of the WCTE are the core of the event and each host venue is encouraged to include the local context when defining the topics. With this in mind, the main topics for the World Conference on Timber Engineering CHILE 2020 are:

As one of the main meetings in this matter, this conference is the center of the discussion about the latest advances related to timber construction, sustainable forest management, public policies and new construction solutions, and can be considered a huge platform for diffusion.
WOOD PROTECTION is an important matter of construction so it will be one of the topics of Wood Products and Connections  Section (http://wcte2020.com/topics so we Invite to the IRG members to participate and submit studies about Timber Engineering Protection.
WCTE will be held in August 9-12, 2021 in Santiago de Chile. . You can check in the web site about papers submission. http://wcte2020.com/abstract-submission/#

We invite you to be part of this stimulating world conference. We are completely sure of the huge regional industrial potential and the great tourist opportunities too.  Chile promises you unforgettable memories of your participation in the WCTE CHILE 2020. Not just a country, a whole continent is waiting for you!

Durability Session at the World Conference on Timber Engineering - WCTE 2020

The World Conference on Timber Engineering will be held August 9-12, 2021 in Santiago, Chile. The organizers are seeking to hold at least one session on timber durability and are seeking papers. This is a great meeting to connect with timber engineers interested in durability. As a bonus- the RIPMA meeting- which is a great meeting that brings together durability researchers from across Central and South America will be held one week before or after the meeting so you can get two meetings for the price (nearly- at least for the airfare) of one. Abstracts are due in October.

“Chile País Forestal” (Chile Forestry Country) will provide the framework for the celebration of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, for the first time during its existence in South America. Chile has about 15 million hectares of forest (80% native and 20% plantations) and also a vibrant forestry industry, with important support from current national governmental initiatives which encourage the industry to be more competitive based on the huge potential for the development of timber engineering.

Chile is not only one of the biggest forestry producers in the world, it is also a natural laboratory for the exploration of diverse technologies in timber engineering. As a country prone to earthquakes, it presents one of the highest rates of seismic activity in the world, registering the biggest earthquake in documented history.

For more information and to submit an abstract go to www.wcte2020.com or contact Jeff Morrell (jmorrell@usc.edu.au) for more information.

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