Jingxin Wang

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Jingxin Wang, PhD

Professor of Wood Science & Technology
Director of Biomaterials & Wood Utilization Research Center
Associate Director for Research of the Davis College School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

West Virginia University
School of Natural Resources
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Telephone: (304) 293-7601
Fax: (304) 293-2441
Email: jxwang@wvu.edu

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Ph.D., 1997, Forest Resources Management, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

M.S., 2005, Computer Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Ph.D., 1990, Forest/Mechanical Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China.

Professional Employment

2013-Present. Associate Director for Research. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

2011 – Present. Professor of Forestry and Wood Science, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

2006 – Present. Director of Biomaterials and Bioenergy Research Center. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

2006 – 2013. Chair of Wood Science and Technology Program. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

2006 – 2011. Associate Professor. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

2000 – 2006. Assistant Professor. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

1998 – 2000. Systems Programmer/Analyst. Computer Sciences Corporation, Financial Services Group, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1994 – 1998. Research Assistant/Coordinator. Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA.

1993 – 1994. Visiting Associate Professor. Department of Forest Resource Management, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

1992 – 1993. Associate Professor. Department of Forest Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China.

1986 – 1992. Assistant Professor. Department of Forest Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

WDSC 232 Primary Conversion and Grading Forest Operations Section), 3 CR
WDSC 422 Harvesting Forest Products, 3 CR
FOR 240 Introduction to Computing in Natural Resources, 3 CR
WDSC 491 Professional Field Experience, 1-6 CR
WDSC 495 Independent Study, 1-6 CR

Graduate Courses

WDSC 555 Computer Applications in Forest Resource Management, 3 CR
WDSC 696 Graduate Seminars, 2 CR

Research Interests

Forest ecosystem management
Biomass utilization and bioenergy
Biomass harvesting and logistics
Forestry best management practices
Biomaterials and wood processing optimization
Carbon optimization and global change
Computer simulation and system modeling

Professional Affiliations

Society of American Foresters.
Council on Forest Engineering.
Forest Products Society (Trustee, Carolina-Chesapeake Section, 2005-2007).
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Society of Wood Science and Technology.
IUFRO Division 3 and 5.

Selected Publications

Xu, J., X. Xie, J. Jiang, and J. Wang. 2016. Directional liquefaction coupling fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for platform chemicals. Green Chemistry. (Accepted)

Yu, Z., J. Wang, S. Liu, S. Piao, P. Ciais, S. Running, B. Poulter, J. Rentch, and P. Sun. 2016. Decrease in winter respiration explains 25% of annual northern forest carbon sink enhancement over the last 30 years. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (Accepted)

Wang,K., J. Jiang,J. Xu,J. Feng,and J. Wang. 2016. Effective saccharification of holocellulose over multifunctional sulfonated char with fused ring structures under microwave irradiation. RSC Advances. 2016 (6), 14164 – 14170.

Wang,K., X. Xie,J. Jiang,and J. Wang. 2016. Sulfolane pretreament of shrub willow to improve enzymatic saccharification. Cellulose. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-016-0875-4.

Ma, J., S. Liu, Z. Shi, and J. Wang. 2016. Assessing stand structure in successional stages of dark coniferous forests in western Sichuan, China. Journal of Forestry Research. DOI

Zhang, X., S. Liu, X. Li, J. Wang, Q. Ding, H. Wang, C. Tian, M. Yao, J. An, and Y. Huang. 2016. Changes of soil prokaryotic communities after clear cutting in a karst forest: evidences for cutting-based disturbance promoting deterministic processes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. (Accepted)

Wang, J., X. Xie, D. DeVallance, J. Jiang, L. Huang, and L. Denes. 2015. Biomass-Based Materials and Technology for Energy (Editorial). Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Volume 2015 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/393619.

Saud, P., J. Wang, B. Sharma, and W. Liu. 2015. Carbon impacts of lumber processing in the Northeastern United States. Canadian J. of Forest Research. 45: 1699-1710 (2015) dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2015-0082.

Nan, N., D. DeVallance, X. Xie, and J. Wang. 2015. The effect of bio-carbon addition on the electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of polyvinyl alcohol/biochar composites. Journal of Composite Materials. DOI: 10.1177/0021998315589770.

Wang, H., S. Liu, S. Chang, J. Wang, Z. Shi, X. Huang. Y. Wen, L. Lu, and D. Cai. 2015. Soil microbial community composition rather than litter quality is linked with soil organic carbon chemical composition in plantations in subtropical China. J. Soils Sediments. DOI 10.1007/s11368-015-1118-2.

Wen, Y., J. Schuler, S. Liu, P. Mou, H. Wang, H. Yu, and J. Wang. 2015. Soil carbon dynamics in a Pinus massoniana plantation following clear-cutting and slash removal. Journal of Plant Ecology. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtv030.

Wang, K., X. Xie, Z. Si, J. Jiang, J. Wang. 2015. Microwave assisted hydrolysis of holocellulose using sulfonated char derived from lignin-rich residue, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/106137.

Luan, J., S. Liu, S. Chang, and J. Wang. 2014. Differential impacts of warming and cooling on soil organic matter decomposition in warm-temperate oak forests, a reciprocal translocation experiment. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-014-0022-y.

Carrasco, J., G. Oporto., J. Zondlo, and J. Wang. 2014. Observed kinetic parameters during the torrefaction of red oak (Quercus rubra) in a pilot rotary kiln reactor. BioResources. 9(3): 5417-5437.

Wu, P., X. Liu, S. Liu, J. Wang, and Y. Wang. 2014. Composition and spatio-temporal variation of soil microarthropods in the biodiversity hotspot of northern Hengduan Mountains, China. European Journal of Soil Biology. 62(2014): 30-38, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2014.02.013.

Cheng, Q., B. Via, J. Wang, and J. Zondlo. 2014. Primary study of woody biomass and coal for energy production investigated by TGA-FTIR analysis. BioResources. 9(2): 2899-2906.

Liu, Y., S. Liu, J. Wang, X. Zhu, Y. Zhang, and X. Liu. 2013. Variation of soil respiration under tree canopy at different soil water conditions in a temperate mixed forest, central China. Ecological Research. DOI 10.1007/s11284-013-1110-5.

Wang, H., S. Liu, S. Chang, J. Wang, Z. Shi, X. Huang. Y. Wen, L. Lu, and D. Cai. 2013. Stable soil organic carbon is positively linked to microbial-derived compounds in four plantations of subtropical China. Biogeosciences Discussions, 10, 18093-18119, 2013. www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/10/18093/2013/doi:10.5194/bgd-10-18093-2013.

Wang, J., D. Hartley, and W. Liu. 2013. Biomass harvesting systems and analysis. In: Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests. (M. Jacobson and D. Ciolkosz, eds.). Springer. 20pp. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-9478-2_5, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Yu, Z., P. Sun, S. Liu, J. Wang, and A. Everman. 2013. Sensitivity of large-scale Vegetation green-up and dormancy dates to climate change in the North-South Transect of Eastern China. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 34:20, 7312-7328, doi=10.1080/01431161.2013.817711.

Luan, J., S. Liu, J. Wang, and X. Zhu. 2013. Factors affecting spatial variation of annual apparent Q10 of soil respiration in two warm temperate forests. PLOS ONE. 8(5): e64167. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064167.

Brar, J., K. Singh, J. Zondlo, and J. Wang. 2013. Co-gasification of coal and hardwood pellets: a case study. American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. 2013(1): 11-26. Doi:10.7726/ajbb.2013.1005.

Wang, J., P. Edwards, F. Wood, and W. Goff. 2013. In-Stream Turbidity Changes Following Construction of a Forest Road in West Virginia. Int. J. of Forest Engineering. 24(1): 76-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19132220.2013.793056.

Saud, P., J. Wang, W. Lin, B. Sharma, and D. Hartley. 2013. A life cycle analysis of forest carbon balance and carbon emissions of timber harvesting in West Virginia, USA. Wood and Fiber Science. 45(3):250-267.

Yu, Z., S. Liu, J. Wang, P. Sun, W. Liu and D. Hartley. 2013. Effects of seasonal snow on the growing season of temperate vegetation in China. Global Change Biology. Doi:10.1111/gcb.12206.

Gazal, K. and J. Wang. 2012. Global Competitiveness of West Virginia’s Forest Products: An Examination of Export Activities. Forest Products Journal. 62(7/8): 607-612.

Grushecky, S. W. Lin, and J. Wang. 2012. Assessment of Woody Biomass Availability from Surface Mining Operations in West Virginia. Forest Products Journal. 62(5):359-364.

Wang, J., S. Liu, T. Gallagher, D. DeVallance, and L. Denes. 2012. Forest Biomass Utilization for Biofuels and Bioproducts (Editorial). International Journal of Forestry Research. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 656834, doi:10.1155/2012/656834.

Singh, K., J. Zondlo, J. Wang, L. Sivanandan, and J. Brar. 2012. Influence of environmental decomposition of logging residues on fuel properties. Biological Engineering Transactions. 5(4): 163-176.

Wang, H., S. Liu, J. Wang. 2012. Effects of tree species mixture on soil organic carbon stocks and greenhouse gas fluxes in subtropical plantations in China. Forest Ecol. Manage. (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.04.005.

Adebayo, A.B. and J. Wang. 2012. Pretreated central Appalachian hardwood residues and their potential for bioenergy production. Wood and Fiber Sci. 44(4): 384-393.

Sun, P., Z. Yu, S. Liu, X. Wei, J. Wang, and N. Zegre. 2012. Climate change, growing season water deficit and vegetation activity along the north-south transect of Eastern China from 1982 through 2006. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. 2012(9): 6649-6688. DOI: 10.5194/hessd-9-6649-2012.

Brar, J., K. Singh, J. Wang, and S. Kumar. 2012. Cogasification of coal and biomass: A Review. Int. J. of For. Res. 2012(363058, doi:10.1155/2012/363058. 10 pp.
16. Lin, W., J. Wang, S. Grushecky, D. Summerfield, and B. Gopalakrishnan. 2012. Energy consumption and efficiency of Appalachian hardwood sawmills. Forest Products Journal. 62(1): 32-38.

Wu, J. J. Wang, Y. Li, and B. Spong. 2012. A web-based decision support system for analyzing timber harvesting costs and productivity. North. J. of App. For. 29(3): 141-149.
18. Lin, W. and J. Wang. 2012. An integrated 3D log processing optimization system for hardwood sawmills in central Appalachia, USA. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 82(2012): 61-74.

Wu, J. J. Wang, and M. Strager. 2012. A Two-Stage GIS-Based Suitability Model for Siting Biomass-to-Biofuel Plants and Its Application in West Virginia. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 22(2): 28-38.

Lin, W., J. Wang, D. DeVallance, and D. Summerfield. 2012. Assessment of the 2008-2010 Economic Downturn Period on Appalachian Hardwood Sawmill Operations. Forest Products Journal. 61(8): 649-655.

Xu, Q., S. Liu, X. Wang, C. Jiang, X. Song, and J. Wang. 2012. Effects of rainfall on soil moisture and water movement in a subalpine dark coniferous forest in southwestern China. Hydrological Processes. (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8400.