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Stergios Adamopoulos

Department of Forestry and Wood Technology Faculty of Technology
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Stergios Adamopoulos is Professor in Forest Products with specialisation Wood Properties at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology. His academic career started in 1996 by working at different Universities and research institutes in Greece, Spain and Germany.


Prof. Adamopoulos leads the group of Forest Products with aim to establish an outstanding, competitive grant-funded hub at Linnaeus University towards the study of renewable materials and the development of greener products for furniture and building. His research interests relate to forest utilisation, wood quality, wood protection and modification, recovery of materials, and sustainable wood and fibre products.

Current co-workers

  • Reza Hosseinpourpia, post doctoral fellow
  • Venla Hemmilä, PhD student
  • Joran van Blokland, PhD student
  • Wen Jiang, PhD student
  • Grace Jones, PhD student
  • Alma Strkonjic, PhD student

Active projects

  • "Creep behaviour of environmental-friendly wood panels under different service class situations", Karl Erik Önnesjös stiftelse, 2018 – 2019
  • "From native wheat starch towards innovative adhesives for wood panels", Lantmännens Forskning Stiftelse, 2018 – 2019
  • "Utilisation of renewable biomass and waste materials for production of environmental-friendly, bio-based composites", Formas 2016, Forest raw material and biomass - Research and development Projects, 2017-2021
  • "Sustainable use of virgin and recovered raw material streams for innovative bio-based products and business stimulation in Southern Sweden", The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity - Research and Education 2015, 2017-2019
  • "New aspects on the strength behaviour of thermally modified wood towards structural applications", Formas annual open call 2015 for research and development project grants, 2016-2018
  • "Continuous cover forestry systems: connections between management practice, wood quality and economic viability", Formas annual open call 2015 for research and development project grants, 2016-2018
  • "QualityWBPs Innovative treatments and adhesives for high quality, sustainable wood-based panels", VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming, 2016-2018
  • "New environment-friendly board materials", The Knowledge Foundation, 2015-2019
  • "Forest management of the future in Southern Sweden (FRAS)", The Södra Foundation, Linnaeus Univeristy, SLU, Skogforsk and skogsnäringen, 2018-2021
  • "ProWood+ - Industrial product realisation for a proactive wood industry", The Knowledge Foundation, 2017-2021

Finished projects

  • "Environmental friendly wood composites with bio-based additives", The Crafoord Foundation-Research grants 2016, 2016-2017
  • "Potential of using modified wood for electric guitar making", Strandberg guitars AB, 2016

Facilities at the Department

  • Tree ring analysis, microscopy and wood anatomy, fiber analysis and densitometry: tree ring station RinnTech LINTAB 6, sliding microtome WSL, sledge microtome WSL, core microtome WSL, research microscope Olympus BX63 with fluorescence and polarized light + digital camera + image analysis software, stereoscope LEICA MZ125 with Olympus digital camera, wood cell anatomy software WinCELL, fiber analyser Valmet SF5, COX analytical system ITRAX for X-Ray densitometry and elemental analysis, image analysis densitometry with the softwares Lignovision and WinDENDRO, Haflög increment borers, micro-boring with Suunto increment hammer
  • Physical properties: dynamic vapour sorption device (DVS) TA Instruments-Waters Q5000 SA, climate and mould chambers, climate and freezing rooms, drying and vacuum ovens, balances and dial micrometers, boil and swelling testers for panels IMAL, moisture meters for chips and fibres IMAL
  • Chemical properties: Soxhlet extraction, Willey mill POLYMIX, ash muffle furnaces, viscosity meter, pH meter, gel timer IMAL, disperser ULTRA-TURRAX, heating mandles and plates, volatile organic emissions test chambers (1m3), access to wet chemistry and spectroscopy lab (Dept. of Built Environment and Energy Technology) for FTIR, GC-MS, FID, TGA, DSC, etc.
  • Mechanical properties and non-destructive testing: acoustic system BING (lumber, panels), stress wave tool IML Microhammer (standing trees, logs, lumber), mechanical tool IML Fractometer II (increment cores), resonance tool FAKOPP TreeSonic Timer (standing trees), ultrasonic tool FAKOPP Ultrasonic Timer (seedlings, lumber, panels), ultrasonic tool SylvaTest Trio (standing trees, logs, lumber, construction), access to mechanical testing lab (Dept. of Building Technology) with universal testing machines
  • Composites' manufacturing: chip classifier Muototerä, glue blender Lödige FM 130D, hydraulic press
  • Weathering (paints, coatings, surfaces): QUV weathering chamber incl. water spray Q-labs, outdoor weathering at Asa experimental station
  • Wood drying: controlled steaming and vacuum drying kiln
  • Workshop: basic facilities for preparing samples (e.g. cutting, planning)

My research groups and projects


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