Research interests involved the control and application of wood-inhabiting fungi to improve the performance of wood products and the control of enzymatic processes in wood degradation. Also involved in work on the evaluation of wood preservatives as a way to extend the life of wood products and conserve forest resources, and in application technology of fungi in pulp and paper processes.
Jordan, B.A., E.L. Schmidt, P.H. Huelman, S.V. Krupa, and B. Mayer. 2004. Deuterium as a novel tracer for determining moisture sources in building systems. Wood and Fiber Sci. 36(3):378-386.
Schmidt, E.L. et. al. 2002. Comparisons of interlaboratory swellometer testing of two water-repellent preservative formulations for millwork. Forest Prod. J. 52(3):82-84.
Schmidt, E.L., B. Kreber and S. Boon. 2001. Fumigation of red beech logs for reducing gray stain in lumber. Forest Prod. J. 51(5):89-91.
Chen, Y-R, E.L. Schmidt, and K.K. Olsen. 1999. A biopulping fungus in compression-baled nonsterile green pine chips enhancing kraft and refiner pulping. Wood and Fiber Sci. 31(4):376-384.
Chen, Y-R. and E.L. Schmidt. 1998. Effect of compression of green wood chips on conidial germination and colonization of a biopulping fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Wood and Fiber Sci. 30(1):18-26.
Schmidt, E.L., J. Juswik, and B. Schneider. 1997. Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of red oak logs eradicates the oak wilt fungus. Holz als Roh-und Werkstoff (6):315-318.