Benoit Belleville holds a PhD in wood science from Laval University, Canada. Dr Belleville is a wood engineer and research fellow at the University of Melbourne working within the Sustainable and Renewable Forest Products Group. He has published over 80 research papers, book chapters, and articles on wood processing, wood technology and wood products manufacturing. 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 product development, mechanical behaviour of materials, material characterization and process optimisation. His expertise has engaged him in research in Australia, Canada, France, Chile, Lao PDR, and Papua New-Guinea.