Researcher Honored with Distinguished Science Award

Xiping Wang, a Forest Products Technologist at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), recently received a Forest Service Research and Development Deputy Chief’s Distinguished Science Award.

Xiping Wang was awarded a Research and Development Deputy Chief’s Distinguished Science Award. (L to R: Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, Xiping Wang, Forest Service Deputy Chief of Research and Development Alex Friend.) 

Wang was recognized for his exceptional contributions to the discovery and development of technologies that enhance the use of wood materials, mitigate the spread of invasive species, and further the use of wood in engineered materials.

FPL Director Tony Ferguson (left) presents Wang with the Distinguished Science Award.

The basis for Wang’s nomination was his outstanding work in the field of wood science, specifically his research and technology transfer contributions in nondestructive assessment of standing timber and urban (hazard) trees; heat sterilization of wood products to mitigate the spread of invasive species; and advanced wood structures.

FPL Director Tony Ferguson presented the award to Wang at a ceremony attended by Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Deputy Chief for Research and Development Alex Friend.

Congratulations, Xiping!