Stephen Shaler

Expertise

πŸͺ΅ Bioproducts, 🌲 Forests, πŸ” Environmental sciences

Shaler’s life-interest in learning why things are the way they are, as well as enjoyment of forests, found a career match in the field of Wood Science.Β  Shaler’s professional interests are the manufacture and use of wood products with a focus on wood-based composites. His current work includes developing PFAS-free food containers from nanocellulose. Visit Shaler’s biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Shaler balances time between teaching (50%) courses about understanding wood, research methods in forest resources, mechanics of wood and wood composites, and research (50%) on steam injection pressing of extracted wood strands, dynamic visualization of strand composite processes, and the durability of wood plastic composites for structural applications.

Appointment details

Shaler’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: Maine Mass Timber. McIntire-Stennis project number ME041919.