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2007-2008 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
Continuous Service Award

 

Xiping Wang

Xiping Wang, is a Senior Research Associate for Natural Resources Research Institute at the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, conducting research on wood materials. He is "internationally recognized as a leading nondestructive evaluation of wood researcher." This research includes assessing quality of standing trees, condition assessment of wood materials (including research projects involving historic wood structures like the WAPAMA, a historic wood schooner in San Francisco) and structural condition assessment research, aimed at assessing the structural integrity of timber bridges (of great interest, particularly after the I-35 bridge collapse).

Beyond Xiping's research and publishing, he has brought significant positive attention to the University through his work on a 2005 trade mission to China and co-chairing the 2007 international symposium in Duluth that was attended by participants from 19 countries. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Midwest Section of Forest Products Society and is a sought-after speaker. His efforts have resulted in more than 100 technical reports/publications, many published in prestigious international journals.

Xiping's research brings international renown to NRRI and UMD and I am pleased to be able to present him with this Outstanding Service Award.


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