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Matt Aro is a scientist for the Market-Oriented Wood Technology Program. His chief areas of interest are providing product, process, and business concept research and development services to OEMs, entrepreneurs, organizations, and agencies associated with the wood products and natural resources sectors.  He also fosters regional economic development for enterprises that impact the building material and industrial wood markets.

Research Interests

  • Thermal modification of solid and engineered wood products
  • Wood composites
  • Wood materials manufacturing
  • Beneficial use of industrial waste materials

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2010 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Particle size analysis of airborne wood dust produced from sawing thermally modified wood

Aro, M., Monson Geerts, S. D., French, S. & Cai, M., Mar 4 2019, In : European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 77, 2, p. 211-218 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Particulate Matter
Particle size analysis

Decay of thermally modified engineered wood products

Barnes, H. M., Aro, M. & Rowlen, A., Jan 1 2018, In : Forest Products Journal. 68, 2, p. 99-104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

engineered wood products
Decay (organic)
oriented strandboards
Wood products
6 Citations (Scopus)

Professional consumer perceptions about thermally modified wood

Gamache, S. L., Espinoza, O. A. & Aro, M., Nov 1 2017, In : BioResources. 12, 4, p. 9487-9501 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dimensional stability
2 Citations (Scopus)

Tensile strength of thermally modified laminated strand lumber and laminated veneer lumber

Aro, M., Wang, X., McDonald, D. E. & Begel, M., Aug 8 2017, In : Wood Material Science and Engineering. 12, 4, p. 228-235 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tensile strength
Elastic moduli
13 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical and physical properties of thermally modified plywood and oriented strand board panels

Aro, M., Brashaw, B. K. & Donahue, P. K., Jan 1 2014, In : Forest Products Journal. 64, 7-8, p. 281-289 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

oriented strandboards
mechanical properties
mechanical property