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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 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.

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  1. Wang, Y., J. Wang, J. Schuler, D. Hartley, T. Volk, and M. Eisenbies. 2020. Optimization of harvest and logistics for multiple lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks in the Northeastern United States. Energy. Impact Factor 5.537
  2. Zhang, X., J. Wang, J. Vance, Y. Wang, J. Wu, and D. Hartley. 2020. Data analytics for enhancement of forest and biomass supply chain management. Current Forestry Reports. DOI 10.1007/s40725-020-00111-w. Impact Factor 3.951
  3. Jiang, C., G. Yayaboylu, T. Yumak, J. Zondlo, E. Sabolsky, and J. Wang. 2020. Activated carbons prepared by indirect and direct CO2 activation of lignocellulosic biomass for supercapacitor electrodes. Renewable Energy. 155(2020) 38-52. Impact Factor 5.439
  4. Poudel, R., A. Collins, K. Gazal, and J. Wang. 2020. Benefit transfer estimation of willingness-to-pay for U.S. wetlands conversion. Forest Policy and Economics. 115 (2020). Impact Factor 3.099
  5. 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. Impact Factor 3.849
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