Meng Gong



Wood Science and Technology Centre

Forestry/Geology 307

1 506 458 7876

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Academic interests

  • Wood Mechanics
  • Engineered Wood Products
  • 3D Printing Technology
  • Tiny Wood Houses
  • Wood Quality and Modification

Brief biography

Dr. Meng Gong graduated with a BScE and MScE in Wood Science and Technology at Nanjing Forestry University (China), and a PhD (Wood Engineering) at UNB. After he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Kyoto University (Japan), Dr. Gong joined UNB in 2003 as Research Scientist with the Wood Science and Technology Centre (WSTC) and was Director (2008-2011) and Acting Director (2016-2017) of WSTC.

Dr. Gong leads research on wood quality, wood modification and engineered wood products. He dedicates himself to R&D&C of modified wood and engineered wood products and their uses in wood building construction. In 2016, Dr. Gong was appointed as New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair leading a 5-year research program in Advanced Wood Products and Construction. His current research interests include 3D printing technology and mobile/fixed tiny wood houses.

Dr. Gong has published more than 100 referred research papers and over 50 technical reports regarding wood technology and engineering. He co-authored the book “Fracture and Fatigue in Wood” that was published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. in 2003 in the UK, and edited the textbook “Wood Technology” in 2016 at UNB.

Dr. Gong is one of nine voting members since 2008 sitting on the Standing Committee on Technical Evaluations, Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation, National Research Council. He is the only member of expertise in wood products and physically located in Atlantic Canada. In 2015, Dr. Gong was elected as the Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, an international recognized high honour in the wood science community.

Courses taught

  • Wood Technology
  • Advanced Studies in Wood Science

Selected research

Gong M., Rao S.Z., and Li L. 2017. Effects of machining parameters on the surface roughness of joints in manufacturing of structural finger-joined lumber. Journal of Forestry Engineering: in press.

Li L., Gong M., Chui Y. H., and Liu, Y. 2016. Modelling of the cupping of two-layer laminated densified wood products subjected to moisture and temperature fluctuations: Model application. Journal of Wood Science and Technology 50(1): 39-51.

Wang Z.Q., Gong M., Chui Y. H. 2015. Mechanical properties of laminated strand lumber and hybrid cross-laminated timber. Journal of Construction and Building Materials 101: 622-627.

Zhou Q.Y., Gong M., Chui Y.H., Mohammad M. 2014. Measurement of rolling shear modulus and strength of downscaled cross laminated timber using bending and two-plate shear tests. Wood and Fiber Science 46(2): 259-269.

Yang X.J., Gong M., Chui, Y.H. 2014. Short-term cyclic creep behaviour of CFRP-reinforced wood composites subjected to changing moisture and stress level. BioResources 9(2): 1845-1857.

Gong M., Delahunty S., Chui, Y.H. 2014. Influence of number of finger joints per stud on mechanical performance of wood shearwalls. Journal of Construction and Building Materials 50: 335-339.