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Leslie Groom

Project Leader
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: 318-473-7267

Current Research

Current research: primary objectives focus onphysical and mechanical properties of wood-based composites.Although all composites types are investigated, primary emphasis is placed on wood fiber-based composites such as medium density fiberboard, linerboard, paper).Research involves processing variables (e.g. refining effect, glue levels, and panel density) and component degree of juvenility).


Ph.D. in Wood Mechanics, 1988
Oregon State University
M.S. in Forest Products, 1985
Oregon State University
B.S. in Wood Science and Technology, 1982
Colorado State University

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Research Highlights

Pilot Scale Gasification of Woody Biomass (2014)
SRS-2014-154 Silvicultural management regimes are designed to generate many societal products in an environmentally healthy and sustainable manner. The wood removed from U.S. forests has traditionally been aimed at structural building materials but there is currentlyan increased demand for woody biomass as a chemical or thermal feedstock. Forest Service scientists are evaluating various species and woody biomass from a variety of silvicultural practices to determine efficacy in an industrial process and sustainability.
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