Dr Benoit Belleville, is a Research Fellow at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne. He has strong wood technology skills especially in processing and manufacturing of wood products. His research focuses on wood as a sustainable and renewable material, reflecting his technical skills, engineering background and research experience in wood science and technology. His work involves mechanical behaviour of materials; material characterization; process optimisation; and engineered wood products development. His expertise has engaged him in research in Australia, Canada, France, Chile, Lao PDR, and Papua New-Guinea. Dr Belleville’s research outcomes have been reported in more than 50 publications which include book chapter, refereed journal papers and conference papers, research reports and industry magazine articles.