My research is unusually broad and involves wood anatomy, protection and bio-based composites. I am particularly interested in the surface properties of wood and their effect on the appearance, resistance to weathering and finishing properties of wood.
Weathering and surface protection of wood
Development of novel bio-based composites
Wood anatomy (ecological wood anatomy)
Inaugural winner of Commonwealth Forestry Association Medal (Americas) for Innovative and Successful International Forestry Research Initiatives 2005
George Marra Award of Excellence (First Place) for excellence in research and writing exhibited in the journal Wood and Fiber Science for paper: Semple, K.E., Cunningham, R.B., Evans, P.D. 2004. Manufacture of wood-cement composites from Acacia mangium: Mechanistic study of compounds improving the compatibility of Acacia mangium heartwood with Portland cement. Wood & Fiber Science 36:250-259. 2005
Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation R&D Award (Research Category) for research on development of innovative wood composites (shared with postgraduate student Rico Cabangon). 2005
Canadian Foundation for Innovation, New Opportunities Fund Award 2003
Elected Fellow of Institute of Wood Science 2002
Elected Fellow of International Academy of Wood Science 2001
Japanese Ministry for Science & Technology Research Award For Foreign Specialists 1996
Peoples ‘s Republic of China Ministry of Forestry Medal 1989
Science & Engineering Research Council (UK) Ph.D Scholarship 1980
Oxford Commonwealth Forestry Bureau Book Prize 1980
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