NARA researcher Yalan Liu received the second place 2016 Forest Products Society Wood Award for her work titled, “Evaluating the role of wood ultrastructure change from mechanical treatment for kinetics of monomer sugars and chemicals production”.
The Wood Award recognizes and honors outstanding graduate student research conducted in the field of wood and wood products. Yalan will receive $500 and an engraved plaque to accompany the award.
Yalan is a graduate research assistant at Washington State University working towards a doctorate degree in material science and engineering. Her contributions to the NARA project focus on modeling the feedstock densification process to reduce energy costs for feedstock production and transport.