February 21, 2019
He stayed with us for 7 weeks, and he performed the process of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical densification on Paulownia wood (Paulownia tomentosa). He investigated densification processes using different initial thicknesses of phenol formaldehyde treated and untreated specimens. He characterized the densification process, produced three-layer composites, performed mechanical testing, and completed the set-recovery test.
We are glad his research work during the visit was successful.