My Research Projects
2021 - current
Collaborating with my colleagues from Ghent University in Belgium and IPB University in Indonesia, we are investigating impression management dynamics in the Indonesian and Belgian public sectors.
A part of the project is investigated during my post-doctoral term at IPB University.
Global Mass Timber Panel
2017 - current
This project is funded by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in two cycles. The first cycle outcomes of this project are to 1) build and maintain an unprecedented database covering much of the global Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) industry, 2) use the data to improve understanding of the state-of-the-art and trajectory of the future development of the industry 3) propose and annually update specific guidelines for potential adopters of CLT technology as well as for policy-makers interested in designing mechanisms to facilitate sustainable growth in the modern forest products sector. The second cycle is a continuation of a long-term effort of systematically monitoring developments in the global CLT industry.
Picture: Naturally Wood.
2017 - current
For my doctoral dissertation, I was researching about gender dynamics for increasing competitiveness of forest sector industry. This project is 3-stage study utilizing interviews with (1) women executives, (2) women college student leaders, and (3) women college administrative leaders.
After graduating, I continue to work on gender sensitive research.
Studies in Higher Education
2019 - current
I have a few research projects under the umbrella topic of studies in higher education. My expertise led to the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), European Forest Institute (EFI), and International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) joint project about forest sector employment, green jobs, and forest education.
Tall Wood Buildings
2017 - 2018
Started as a research method course project then funded by Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI), the purpose of this 2-phase study is to understand public perceptions of tall wood buildings. Information from this study can be used by architects and designers to create promotional campaigns and educational initiatives to increase support for the use of wood in the urban built environment.
Picture: Naturally Wood.
Digitalization in business
2019 - 2020
Through digitalization and more advanced Information Technology (IT), business has undergone dramatic changes. Nowadays, physical markets and stores are perceived to be no longer necessary, taking the business competition to another level, entering a new era of e-business and e-commerce. This research project aims to investigate digitalization in the forest sector business.
2016 - 2017
This project is a part of Furniture Value Chains: Teak and Mahogany Furniture, launched by Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), with aims to improve the structure and function of the furniture industry from wood material acquisition to marketing. Researchers and stakeholders assessed value chain efficiency and jointly developed plans and actions to sustain forest resources, improve efficiency and value addition. The project worked with small-scale producers (including women) to enhance their role in the industry and improve their market engagement, including analysis of financing schemes and behaviour to improve available financing.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
2018 - current
This research project is to evaluate the undergraduate research experiences in mass timber and digital manufacturing.
The main goal is to determine whether student-centered learning outcomes for the REEU has been achieved or not. It will be a mix of qualitative and quantitative study using questionnaires and in-person interviews. Consequently, the assessments and interviews will seek an overall rating for the REEU experience, and its perceived long-term impact on the student’s academic and/or career path.