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Wang, Jingxin

Director of Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center
Associate Director for Research
Professor of Wood Science & Technology

Dr. Jingxin Wang is Professor and Associate Director for Research, and the Director of Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University, USA. He received his degrees in Forest/Mechanical Engineering from Northeast Forestry University, China. He received a M.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Georgia, USA. He has taught forest and biomass harvesting and analysis, computing applications in forest and natural resources for both undergraduate and graduate students for more than 20 years. His research interests include biomass energy and bioproducts, forest carbon sequestration and optimization, computer simulation and system modeling, and forest ecosystem management and climate change. Dr. Wang has authored or coauthored 150 refereed papers, and 12 books or book chapters. Currently, he is a leading PI for several USDA and USDOE biomass energy and bioproducts projects. He has served as an editorial board member and associate editor for four international journals and adjunct professor for four Chinese universities/institutions. He is an active member in six international professional societies. Dr. Wang received the prestigious 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award at West Virginia University.

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  1. Yu, Z., J. Wang, S. Liu, J. Rentch, P. Sun, C. Lu. 2017. Global gross primary productivity and water use efficiency changes under drought stress. Environmental Research Letters, 12 (2017) 014016,
  2. Xu, J., X. Xie, J. Wang, and J. Jiang. 2016. Directional liquefaction coupling fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for platform chemicals. Green Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC03070F
  3. Yu, Z., J. Wang, S. Liu, S. Piao, P. Ciais, S. Running, B. Poulter, J. Rentch, and P. Sun. 2016. Decrease in winter respiration explains 25% of annual northern forest carbon sink enhancement over the last 30 years. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12441
  4. Wang, K., X. Xie, J. Jiang, and J. Wang. 2016. Sulfolane pretreatment of shrub willow to improve enzymatic saccharification. Cellulose. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-016-0875-4.
  5. Saud, P., J. Wang, B. Sharma, and W. Liu. 2015. Carbon impacts of lumber processing in the Northeastern United States. Canadian J. of Forest Research. 45: 1699–1710 (2015)
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