Doug Gardner

Expertise

🌬 Air quality, , ☀️ Clean and renewable energy

Gardner’s research aims to understand how wood-based products stick together as the result of an adhesion or gluing process and to create new wood composite materials. His activities focus on polymer and interfacial science aspects of wood-polymer hybrid composite materials. He is also involved in research in the areas of adhesion and surface science, extruded wood-plastic composites, and the analysis of volatile organic compound emissions from wood composite processing. Visit Gardner’s biography to learn more.

A bubble graph showing a 80% research and 20% teaching appointment split.
Gardner balances his time between teaching (20%) courses on forest operations, bioproducts, and bioenergy, and research (80%) on wood composite materials.

Appointment details

Gardner’s work is supported by:

  • School of Forest Resources at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposites Made From Cellulose Nanofibers and Glass Fibers