Julie Cool

Dr. Julie Cool is an associate professor in sawmilling optimization at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Cool obtained her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering before receiving her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in wood science from Université Laval (Québec). Before joining UBC, Cool worked in the industry as a scientist in the sawmilling group at FPInnovations in Québec and later as an R&D advisor in Montréal. Thanks to her previous industrial experience and ongoing interactions with the primary wood industry, she is very aware of the challenges and opportunities as it strives to minimize the production of waste and adapts to a changing resource-base and climate. Cool is an expert in process optimization and quality control and has undertaken R&D projects in both the primary and secondary wood industries.