Project: QualityWBPs – Innovative treatments and adhesives for high quality, sustainable wood-based panels
This project aims to develop less hygroscopic wood-based panels through the application of new formulations and modification of sustainable adhesives.
This project was concluded in December 2018.
Project manager Reza Hosseinpourpia Other project members Stergios Adamopoulos, Linnaeus University Carsten Mai, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany Participating organizations Linnaeus University Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany Financier Vinnova (Sweden's innovation agency), VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming, SEK 2,25 million Timetable 1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2018 Subject Forestry and Wood Technology (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology)
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The QualityWBPs project provides an excellent opportunity for Dr. Reza Hosseinpourpia to strengthen his qualification opportunities through a postdoctoral appointment at Linnaeus University and University of Göttingen in Germany. University of Göttingen is one of the leading institutions worldwide in developing innovative wood modification technologies. This means that Dr. Hosseinpourpia will play an important role to transfer this new scientific knowledge to the host organisation, Linnaeus University, to address industrially applied research questions in the wood products area.
Specifically, Dr. Hosseinpourpia with his expertise in wood hydrophobation techniques will be directly linked to the ongoing KK-stiftelsen (The Knowledge Foundation) and IKEA of Sweden strategic project at Linnaeus University entitled New environment-friendly board materials with duration that will last 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2019. This involvement will bring about a significant contribution to the collaborative activities of Linnaeus University with the private wood and furniture sectors. Dr. Hosseinpourpia is expected to increase his career opportunities in academia as he will be actively involved in course development, teaching in master programmes and supervision of postgraduate students.