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Hou-min Chang

Professor Emeritus

Department of Forest Biomaterials


Hou-min Chang obtained his B.S. in Forestry from National Taiwan University in 1962. He obtained his M.S. (1966) in Chemistry and his Ph.D. (1968) in Wood Chemistry from the University of Washington. During his post-graduate studies, he worked as a research assistant in the area of Wood Chemistry at the University of Washington. Upon receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Chang joined the Department of Wood and Paper Science at NC State. He received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the NC State Alumni Association in both 1993 and 1994. He was a visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in 1981 and at Kyoto University in 1998. Dr. Chang is a TAPPI Fellow, a member of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the International Academy of Science. His research interests are in the chemistry of lignin, chemical processing of wood, chemistry of pulping and bleaching processes and pollution abatement in pulp and paper mills.


B.S. National Taiwan University, 1962
M.S. University of Washington, 1966
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1968

Research Interests

Chemistry of lignin and delignification


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