From left to right: Kelli Hoover (PSU), Ron Mack (USDA-APHIS), Brian Zak (Canada Wood Group), John Janowiak (PSU), Maya Nehme (PSU), Adnan Uzunovic (FP Innovations) and Eric Allen (Canada Forest Service & Chair, IFQRG) in a social event during 8th IFGRG meeting, Oeiras, Portugal.
Dr. John Janowiak (Penn State University) is a wood products engineer with 10 years of experience working on dielectric heating technologies for wood packaging materials. He is the principal investigator of our research team.
Dr. Kelli Hoover (Penn State University) is an entomologist and the co-principal investigator of our research team. She is the primary liaison with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, supervises and works with our webmaster, and communicates with our U.S. NPPO on interactions with the IPPC regarding revisions needed in the language of Annex 1 of ISPM-15 for dielectric heating.
Dr. Charles Ray (Penn State University) is an industrial engineer with a research/extension faculty appointment at PSU. He examines the economics of industrial processes and works closely with primary and secondary processors. He is responsible for the economic and life cycle analyses being conducted to compare radio frequency treatment with conventional heating and methyl bromide fumigation under ISPM-15.
Dr. Manoj Dubey (Penn State University) is a wood products scientist and assisting with designing, performing, and analyzing experiments. He is also a co-investigator of the project and jointly responsible for the extension activities.
Ron Mack (USDA APHIS CPHST) s a Commodity Treatment Specialist (phytosanitary scientist). Along with his research team, he assists with experimental design, handling and processing of wood materials and operation of RF equipment.