Dr. Mathew Leitch, Forestry and the Forest Environment
Location: Braun Building: BB1012, 14,15 and 16
Summary of major services
Abrasion testing of flooring and other surfaces
Biofuels calorie testing
Wood structural mapping (X-ray)
Wood chip analysis
Wood mechanical and physical properties
Wood Science is critical to the understanding of the fundamental component of one of Canada's major industries, the tree. Value-added timber products will be a significant part of Northern Ontario's economy in the future. Dr. Mathew Leitch of Lakehead University's Faculty of Natural Resources Management is a wood scientist with experience in the wood ultrastructure as well as tree biochemistry. The labs have recently been upgraded with funding obtained by Dr. Leitch and he is currently engaged in a number of projects in partnership with local industry.
to go to the Wood Science and Testing Facility website.