Ming Hu Tapped to Lead Research on Ultra-Strong Wood

Dec 1, 2022

Two types of wood: light and dark
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Many types of wood can be compressed to form MetalWood—a building material stronger and lighter than steel. The extreme compression process used causes wood to become much denser. Image courtesy of InventWood.

Associate Professor Ming Hu will join colleagues from UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering to further develop a University of Maryland-born wood building material engineered to be stronger than steel. Supported by a $20 MILLION U.S. Department of Energy federal award, Hu will conduct life-cycle assessments on the material, poised to drastically cut construction-related greenhouse gas emissions. Read more in Maryland Today.

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