Photograph of Monlin Kuo

Dr. Monlin Kuo

  • Associate Professor Emeritus


Area of Expertise

  • Wood Adhesives


  • B.S., Forestry, Chung-Hsing University, 1965
  • M.S., Wood Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1971
  • Ph.D., Wood Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 1977


Dr. Kuo's research interests are in the area of wood adhesion and adhesives. He is currently conducting research on the use of starches and soy proteins for wood composite products.


  • Kuo, M.L., D.Adams, DMyers, D.Curry,H .Heemstra,J.L.Smith,and Y.Bian, 1998 Properties of Wood /Agricultural fiberboard bounded with Soyabean-based adhesives For.Prod.J.48(2):71-75.
  • Kuo, M. L., J. L. Jane, and Z. Liu. 1994. Corn starch as a copolymer in plywood phenolic adhesives. Proc. Corn Utilization Conference V, June 8-10, 1994, St. Louis, MO.
  • Kuo, M. L., G. Oren, J. F. McClelland, and S. Luo. 1994. Determination of resin distribution on fibrous substrates. Proc. Adhesives and Bonded Wood Products Symposium, C. Y. Hse, B. Tomita, and S. J. Branham eds; Nov. 19-21, 1991, Seattle, WA. 
  • Mize, C. M., D. DiCarlo, and M. L. Kuo. 1994. Using fractional factorial designs in forest products research. Wood & Fiber Sci. 26(2):237-248.
  • Kuo, M. L. and Y. S. Wang. 1993. Influence of growth stresses on wood utilization. Forest Products Industries 12(2):98-112.
  • Wang, I. J., M. L. Kuo, and Y. C . Ku. 1993. Alcohol pulping of plantation Taiwania and Eucalyptus. II. Scanning electron microscopic observations. Quarterly Bull. Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, New Series 8(3):177-185.
  • Ku, Y. C., I. J. Wang, and M. L. Kuo. 1993. Alcohol pulping of plantation Taiwania and Eucalyptus. I. Pulping and pulp properties. Quarterly Bull. Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, New Series 8(3):169-176.
  • Brenner, D., and M. L. Kuo. 1992. Fiber and pulp properties of an Amaranth. Amaranth Newsletter No.3-4:13-17.
  • Kuo, M. L. 1992. Microscopic evaluation of glue bond performance. Proc. Adhesive Technology for Tropical Woods Symposium, May 25-28, 1992, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kuo, M. L. and N. Hu. 1991. Ultrastructural changes of photodegradation of wood surfaces exposed to UV. Holzforschung 45(5):347-353.
  • Kuo, M. L., C. Y. Hse, and D. H. Huang. 1991. Alkali treated kraft lignin as a component in flakeboard resins. Holzforschung 45(1):47-54.