wood-based panel

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.

Project information

Project manager
Stergios Adamopoulos
Other project members
Reza Hosseinpourpia, 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)

More about the project

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.

The project is part of the research in the Forestry and Wood research group.

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