Matt Aro

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Matt Aro is a Research Program Manager for the Materials and Bioeconomy Research Group at the Natural Resources Research Institute.  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 focuses on advancing thermally modified wood processing technologies, solid and engineered wood products, and life-cycle assessment of natural resource-based products.

Research Interests

  • Thermal modification of solid and engineered wood products
  • Wood composites
  • Wood materials manufacturing
  • Beneficial use of industrial waste materials
  • Life-cycle assessment of natural resource-based products

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

MS, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Award Date: May 31 2018

MS, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Award Date: May 31 2009


Award Date: May 31 2001


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