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

Kim Bessler, MASc student

Siwei Chen, MASc student

Qi Ricky Hua, PhD student

Amanda Johnson, PhD candidate

Huaiyu Zhang, PhD student

Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Associates

Dr. Muzaffer Karaaslan

Dr. Li Ting Lin (co-advised with Dr. Ko, primary)

Dr. Liyang Liu

Dr. Sanaz Sabaghi

Visiting Scholars

Xue Wan (visiting PhD student, Sichuan Agricultural 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