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Chair of Wood Science

Research and Teaching activities focus on strategies to further optimize the reliability of wood and its constituents in technical applications and to develop concepts for an increased resource efficiency of forest based lignocelluloses.The material science activities focus on mechanisms to understand the interplay between the complex structural and chemical organization of the wood cell wall at different scales and under different exposure conditions. This will give the foundations for the development and implementation of a new generation of wood-based materials with enhanced functionality and service life, as well as new modification and process treatments.The systematic analysis of the energy and material flows in the forest and wood industries based on materials flow methodologies is focusing on both operational processes and industry-wide levels. Research aims at quantifying the specific characteristics of renewable resources with a key aspect on forestry and wood based products for a sustainable development.

A poster on our activities and research focus can be downloaded here.