Dr. Douglas Gardner Awarded 2014 Society of Wood Science and Technology Distinguished Service Award

Douglas Gardner, professor of forest operations, bioproducts and bioenergy, will receive the 2014 Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) Distinguished Service Award at the society’s 57th international convention, June 23–27 in Zvolen, Slovakia. The award recognizes distinguished service to the profession of wood science and technology. In his nomination, Gardner was cited for his strong history of service to SWST, which included serving as president in 2006–07. Prior to that time, he served the society’s board of directors as a director, newsletter editor, vice president, and president-elect. He had the vision several years to make SWST a truly international professional society. Gardner is an international expert in bio-based composites and adhesives. He also has received a number of awards for his research, including the 2012 G. Peirce and Florence Pitts Weber Outstanding Researcher in Forest Resources, the 2007 Director’s Outstanding Faculty Award at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, the 2008 L.J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award, and a second place George Marra Award in 2010. He was a visiting lecturer at Beijing Forestry University and BOKU in Vienna, Austria, and is an honorary member of the Union of Wood Processing Manufacturers of the Slovak Republic. He was named an SWST Fellow in 2012.

Courtesy of UMaine’s Along The Mall.