Dr. Douglas Gardner featured on Wood Science Talks podcast

Dr. Douglas Gardner featured on Wood Science Talks podcast

Orono, Maine – ASCC researcher Dr. Douglas Gardner was recently featured on an episode of Wood Science Talks. The podcast is presented by the International Society of Wood Science and Technology and hosted by Rupert Wimmer. 

Gardner and Wimmer touch on many subjects during the episode. Gardner discusses his history at UMaine and the ASCC, and his role as leader of the new Sustainable Materials and Technology program in the School of Forest Resources. Gardner also shares updates from the ASCC, many under the umbrella of the Hub and Spoke Program with Oak Ridge National Lab. These include the recent unveiling of BioHome3D and plans for a 3D-printed neighborhood in the Greater Bangor Area. 

Gardner says the current landscape for sustainable materials has changed in the past decade. With recently-implemented academic programs like Sustainable Materials Technology, students are learning the fundamentals of wood science and engineering while incorporating more contemporary topics like sustainability. It is his hope that sustainable materials can diffuse into the larger engineering industry and commercialize.

Beyond his professional accolades, Gardner touched upon his love of music, specifically guitar and singing, and traveling around the globe.

To listen to the Wood Science Talks episode with Dr. Doug Gardner, click here

Contact: Grace Bradley, grace.a.bradley@maine.edu