Mississippi State University faculty member Michael Barnes is receiving the Forest Products Society's 2002 Fred W. Gottschalk Memorial Award.
The award recognizes and honors exceptional service to the international organization by an individual member. It is presented annually in memory of the society's first president, who died in a 1965 plane crash.
Barnes, a professor in the Forest and Wildlife Research Center's Department of Forest Products, is internationally known for his work in the field of wood preservation. His research has yielded innovations that have extended the quality, usefulness and service of numerous timber products.
Barnes has served as co-chairman and chairman for numerous Forest Products Society conferences and is the immediate past president of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.
He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and a doctorate from State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.
Headquartered in Madison, Wis., the Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry.