Paul Mugabi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism, School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences. He holds a PhD in Wood Science from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; MSc in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture from the Agricultural University of Norway; and a BSc. in Forestry from Makerere University. He has spent over 21 years conducting research and consultancy work in forest and wood utilization, wood processing and preservation, and bioenergy leading to over 20 publications and one patent in wood processing. He has also taught and supervised several graduate and undergraduate students in this area. He has worked on a number of regional and international collaborative projects. He is the current chairperson of the East African Standards Technical Committee, EASC/TC 022 responsible for developing standards for Wood, Timber and their Products in the region. He also chairs the Uganda National Bureau of Standards Technical Committee, UNBS/TC 126 on Timber and Timber products.