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ESF Faculty and Alumni Contribute to Paper Science Textbooks


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Two textbooks considered essential to the study of paper science and engineering boast a number of contributors from the ranks of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) faculty and alumni.

Three editors of “Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper: Volume 1" and “Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper: Volume 2" hail from SUNY-ESF — Dr. Richard E. Mark, class of 1950 and ESF senior research associate emeritus; Dr. Jens Borch, class of 1967; and M. Bruce Lyne, an adjunct professor at ESF.

Faculty and alumni also wrote for the books. Contributing to Volume 1 were Dr. Richard W. Perkins, Jr., class of 1959; Tetsu Uesaka, an ESF post-doctoral student; Leena Paavilainen, visiting scientist; Dr. D. Steven Keller, ESF faculty member; and Dr. José Irebarne, class of 1948.

Contributing to Volume 2 were Gary M. Scott, ESF faculty member; and John L. de Yong, visiting scientist.

Dr. Susan E. Anagnost, senior research scientist in the Faculty of Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering, contributed to the books' artwork. Flora Nyland, principal research support specialist at ESF, provided historical background information for the text.

The textbooks, which explain the fundamentals of paper properties to help decision-makers achieve reliable and objective results, are regarded as two of the top reference materials by the TAPPI Journal.