Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae


Education/Professional Career

1992:

Ph.D. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

1993-2009:

Project leader, Hydro-Québec Research Institute

Others

2004:

Member Technical committee T-4, P-3, P-4 and P-5 of the AWPA

2007:

Member of the CWPA

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Development of new wood preservative

Wood modification

Inspection and remediation of wood poles in service

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

A. Zaremski, L. Gastonguay, D. Lessard-Déziel, M. Robitaille, C. Chaintreuil, Y. Prin : Feasibility study of a molecular method using DNA for early detection of wood-decay fungi in utility poles, in preparation.

A. Zaremski, L. Gastonguay, D. Lessard-Déziel, M. Robitaille, C. Chaintreuil, Y. Prin : New molecular method for the early detection of wood fungi using DNA in utility wood poles, Proceeding of the 7th International Conference Wood Science and Engineering (ICWSE) 2009, Brasov, June 2009.

L. Gastonguay, D. Kocaefe, S. Poncsak, R. Younsi, Y. Kocaefe : Thermal treatment of wood poles and lumber for distribution network, Proceeding of the 4th European Conference on Wood Modifiction, Stockholm, April 2009.

S. Poncsak, D. Kocaefe, R. Younsi, Y. Kocaefe, L. Gastonguay : Thermal treatment of electrical poles, Accepted for publication, Journal of Wood Science and Technology, January 2009.

R. Younsi, D. Kocaefe, S. Poncsak, Y, Kocaefe, L. Gastonguay : CFD modeling and experimental validation of heat and mass transfert in wood poles subjected to high temperature : a conjugate approach, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 44, number 12, pp 1497-1509, October 2008.