John F. Hunt
John F. HuntEngineered Composites Science
Research Mechanical Engineer (Volunteer)
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Hunt's primary focus is on process and performance modeling of wet formed hardboard type panels made from bio-based ligno-cellulosic materials including wood, wood fibers, recycled paper, and agro fibers. He also works on three-dimensional modeling of composites made from fibers, laminated materials, small diameter wood utilization through laminated structural lumber and whole tree fiberization. His research background knowledge includes molded fiber products, Spaceboard, Gridcore, wet-formed fiberboard manufacturing, recycling paper into structural products, press drying paper, fiberglass and carbon fibers in fiberboard, honeycomb paper cores, sandwich construction, veneer peeling, finite element analysis, and laminated paper.
- Small diameter tree utilization
- Recycle fibers
- Hardboard and Fiberboard
- FT-NIR spectroscopy
- Poisson's ratio of hardboard
- Microwave heating wood
- Laminated structures
- 3D Molding Processing
- Cantilever Beam Vibration
- Press-Drying Effects of Paper Fibers
- Finite Element Modeling
- Sandwich Panel Structures
1981-97: Fiber Product Design Criteria Research Work Unit. Professional support for the research work unit investigating the use of press-drying methods on paper fibers for paper materials. Developed concepts for 3D forming fiber structures and the improved performance of fiber produced materials. This method allowed the use of lesser used or lower quality fibrous materials to be up-graded for use as a packaging or structural material.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.S. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering , 1997
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering , 1981
- Professional Engineer of Wisconsin, Member I am a licensed engineer in the State of Wisconsin (1999 - Current)
- International Molded Fiberboard Association , Member (1998 - Current)
- AFPA Alvin J. Huss Award. Team Award: 8 Members, 1993 This award is presented in recognition of technological excellence in research and development of a new generation of recycled products using recovered paper and paperboard materials FPL Spaceboard an innovative, high performance structural sandwich f
|Publication Year: 2014|
Highlight ID: 582
|3D Engineered Panels from Laminated Paper Composites have Broad Potential|
Forest Service researchers are studying the use of high-strength laminated paper composite material as a low-cost replacement for aluminum and synthetic fiber-based composite panels for a variety of applications. Through proper three-dimensional engi ...
|Publication Year: 2013|
Highlight ID: 451
|Panels Made from Wood and Recycled Fibers Go To Hollywood and Around the World|
The Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory is moving sustainable structural panel forming technology from the laboratory to commercial reality. The laboratory is working with Noble Environment Technologies of San Diego through a cooperative rese ...
|Publication Year: 2012|
Highlight ID: 28
|Partnership Produces 3D (3-Dimensional) Engineered Fiberboard Panels|
Naturally bonded boards can use fibers produced from a variety of renewable sources including wood from forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers ...
|Publication Year: 2011|
Highlight ID: 322
|Technology Transfer in Action|
FPL-developed panels made from forest residuals, recycled fiber, and agricultural by-products are being commercialized by two start-up companies. ...
|FPL Partner Procures Patent:|
Whether serving as a bookshelf, tabletop, or wall panel, the composite board is a ubiquitous construction material found in furniture and homes alike. Traditional composite boards use mankind's most trusted building resource, wood, as a base — but a new patented process using waste products stands...
|Lights, Camera, Action!|
A film crew from Discover Wisconsin, a television program showcasing the many treasures of the Badger State, visited the Forest Products Laboratory this week as part of their America's Dairyland series. This series takes a look at Wisconsin's largest and most important industry, the dairy industry...
|Beyond the Board|
A San Francisco art exhibition titled "By-Product Becomes Product" is the latest installment in a series of projects stemming from an unlikely partnership between art and science...
|Long-standing Partnership Continues to Benefit Consumers|
Research at the FPL aims to improve forest health while boosting the economy and improving quality of life for the public. Developing products that are commercially viable helps meet that goal, but getting new technologies into the marketplace can be challenging. Often, creating partnerships with pr...
|Research into Reuse - Benefits multiply when art and science combine efforts|
Christine Lee, a California-based artist and designer, first met FPL engineer John Hunt when she was an artist-in-residence in the University of Wisconsin Art Department’s wood program. Since then, their partnership has proven that great things can happen when art meets science...