About Dr. William Tai Yin Tze

William TzeAppointment: Associate Professor
Department: Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
Hometown: Malaysia


  • Ph.D. Forest Resources (Wood Science)University of Maine, 2003
  • M.S. Forestry (Wood Science)Michigan Technological University, 1998
  • B. Forestry Science (Wood Industry)Universiti Putra Malaysia, 1992


Dr. Tze is an associate professor with the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maine in Wood Science in 2003. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tenessee through 2005 and then was hired as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota.

Current Research:

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Curriculum Vitae:

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Past Research:

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Contact Information:

William T. Y. Tze
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota

Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
203 Kaufert Lab
2004 Folwell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108-6130

Phone: 612-624-2383
Fax: 612-625-6286



Join the Tze Research Group!

If you are interested in post-doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate research opportunities and collaborations, please attach your resume/CV and e-mail Dr. Tze at wtze@umn.edu to receive more information.