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 170 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. He is an active member in six international professional societies. Dr. Wang received the prestigious 2016 Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award at West Virginia University.
- Ma, Y., J. Wang, W. Tan, J. Jiang, J. Xu, and K. Wang. 2019. Directional liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass for value added monosaccharides and aromatic compounds. Industrial Crops & Products. 135(2019): 251-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.04.038. Impact Factor 3.849.
- Wang, H., S. Liu, A. Schindlbacher, and J. Wang. 2019. Experimental warming reduced topsoil carbon content and increased soil bacterial diversity in a subtropical planted forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 133(2019) 155-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.03.004. Impact Factor 4.926
- Yu, Z., S. Liu, J. Wang, X. Wei, J. Schuler, P. Sun, R. Harper, N. Zegre. 2018. Natural forests exhibit higher carbon sequestration and lower water consumption than planted forests in China. Global Change Biology. 2018;00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14484. Impact Factor 8.997
- Liu. W., J. Wang, D. Bhattacharyya, Y. Jiang, and D. DeVallance. 2017. Economic and Environmental analyses of Coal and Biomass to Liquid Fuels. Energy 141 (2017) 76-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.09.047. Impact Factor 4.520
- Liu, W., J. Wang, T. Richard, D. Hartley, S. Spatari, and T. Volk. 2017. Economic and Life Cycle Assessments of Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy Products. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2017). DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1770. Impact Factor 3.694.