Dr. Scott teaches Principles of Mass and Energy Balances, and Computing Methods for Engineers and Physical Scientists. His research involves the use of biotechnological processing in the pulp and paper industry. He has investigated the use of a fungal pretreatment for the production of mechanical pulp and has worked on the scale-up of the process to the semi-commercial scale. Currently, he is involved in the extraction of hemicellulose from wood for the co-production of chemicals together with paper. Dr. Scott is also involved in process modeling of pulp, paper, and bioprocess systems.
Dr. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Paper Science and Computer Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1988. He received a M.S. in Computer Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY-ESF in 1988, Dr. Scott worked as a Research Chemical Engineer at the USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI where he began his research on the use of fungal pretreatments for the pulping of wood. Dr. Scott is a member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and the American Association of Engineering Education (ASEE). He has recently been named a TAPPI Fellow and is formerly a Director of TAPPI.