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Student wins award

2001 Wood Award


Yeo takes first place honors in 2001 Wood Award Competition

Hwanmyeong Yeo, a post doctorate research associate, won prestigious first place honors in the 2001 Wood Award Competition. The Wood Award recognizes outstanding graduate research in the field of wood science and forest products and is presented by the Forest Products Society.

Yeo won for his paper titled, "Evaluation of Mass Transfer of Wood Utilizing Colorimetric Technique and Numerical Analysis." He developed a sophisticated technique for measuring wood surface moisture content that can help scientists predict moisture profiles, and subsequent stress development, in wood during drying. Additional applications of the technique are expected in areas such as controlling biological attack by molds and fungi, and optimizing composite adhesive and finishing operations.

This accomplishment marks the first time in 15 years a SUNY-ESF student has won the competition.

Yeo received his Ph.D. from SUNY-ESF under the guidance of Dr. William B. Smith of the Faculty of Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering. He completed his BS and MS degrees at Seoul National University in Korea.