Lead PI, Scott Renneckar


Dr. Renneckar is a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Renewable Materials serving as a professor in the Department of Wood Science and program director of the Forest Bioeconomy Sciences and Technology degree at the University of British Columbia. He studied polymer science applied to wood materials at Virginia Tech (BS and PhD), and UC Berkeley (MS). He has been a professor since 2005 and is passionate about utilizing modern era carbon to address the growing demand for consumable goods and products.

Graduate Students

Siwei Chen, MASc student
Qi Ricky Hua, PhD student
Amanda Johnson, PhD candidate
Yalan Liang, MASc student
Huaiyu Zhang, PhD student

Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Associates

Dr. Muzaffer Karaaslan
Dr. Adam Wu
Dr. Tao Zou

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Jinsheng Gou, Beijing Forestry University

Alumni and Former Visiting Scholars and Students

Dr. MiJung Cho, PhD ’18, PDF @ University of British Columbia ’21

Dr. Robertus Putra ’21, PDF (joint PDF with Drs. Kim and Smith)

Dr. Pooneh Ghasvareh ’20

Mr. Lun Ji, M.A.Sc. ’19

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Josef Endres, Visitor ’18-’19, Professor @ Leibniz University Hannover

Mr. Paul-Antoine Spies, MSc ’18 EPFL, PhD student @ ETH

Dr. Saurabh Patankar, PDF ’18, Assistant Professor @ Institute of Chemical Technology -IOC Bhubaneswar

Dr. Jiufang Duan, Visitor 16-’17, Beijing Forestry University

Dr. Lourdes Orejuela, PhD ’17, Professor @ Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Ms. Ruilin Tang, 16-’17, Beijing Forestry University

Nadine Kohlhuber (Visiting PhD Student)