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Daniel Yelle

Daniel J. Yelle

Research Forest Products Technologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
United States

Phone: 608-231-9359
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Research Interests

  • Structural elucidation and spatial arrangement of wood and plant cell wall polymers
  • Analytical approaches to quantify structural changes to lignin and polysaccharides
  • Structural analyses of wood decayed by fungi
  • Delineating the reactivity of wood adhesives in the wood cell wall
  • Synthesis of wood cell wall model compounds/polymers


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Ph.D. Forestry/Chemistry 2009
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME, M.S. Wood Science 2001
  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, B.S. Wood Science/Chemistry 1998

Professional Organizations

  • Forest Products Journal, Associate Editor (2010 - Current)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member (2005 - Current)
  • Forest Products Society (FPS), Member (1995 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • GMFAA Technical Employee of the Year Award, 2013
    Awarded to an individual whose sustained performance has made the greatest impact in meeting and achieving the goals, mission and overall success of their organization.
  • Wood Award, 2009
    2nd place winner presented by the Forest Products Society.
  • Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award, 2009
    2nd place winner presented by The Adhesion Society.

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Research Highlights


Elucidating Covalent Bond Formation and Cleavage in Wood

A new technique has been developed to monitor structural changes in the polymers present in wood cell walls. This allows researchers, for exampl ...


Elucidating Covalent Bond Formation and Cleavage in Wood

Working with a group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry, FPL researchers have discovered mechanistic details beh ...


X-Ray Methods to Observe and Quantify Adhesive Penetration into Wood

To accelerate development of new and improved wood adhesives for engineered wood products, researchers are working to understand the optimal adh ...


Last updated on : 01/19/2021