Welcome at the website of the Laboratory of Wood Technology (Woodlab). This research group is part of the department of Forest and Water Management, situated at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium.
The research group Woodlab is headed by Prof. Joris Van Acker and consists also of 10 researchers (one post-doc, 8 PhD students and 2 researchers) and a support technical staff of four people. Woodlab acquired over 40 years of experience in scientific and technological research on wood and maintains close contacts with all segments of the wood-processing industry and research groups involved in the forestry-wood chain.
The laboratory has elaborated its research activities in different research domains under 3 major headings:
comprising activities on wood biology, wood quality, wood and tree properties both for temperate and tropical regions.
(2) Service life
dealing with biological durability, wood modification, wood preservating, coatings and service life predicting.
(3) Forest products
with a link to processing and industrial products both as materials (sawn timber, wood based panels, pulp and paper, etc) and as bioenergy.
Clicking the menu on the left will lead you to more information that is kept up-to-date:
- Staff: learn about the researchers, master thesis students and former co-workers
- Projects: information on current, recently finished and past projects as well as master theses
- Publications: a list of articles, conference papers, books, etc
- Equipment: an overview of the whole range of equipment, subdivided in the aforementioned research activities
- Services: the services Woodlab delivers to researchers, industry, etc
- Networking: different groups, both nationally as well as internationally, Woodlab is involved in
News and Events
Woodlab in Trees4Future
Woodlab is now part of the FP7 Trees4Future research project. For more information on access to research infrastructures within the forestry sector. Woodlab offers access to both a state-of-the-art X-ray tomography scanner (Nanowood) and a coupled DSC-TGA (Differential Scanning Calorimetry - Thermogravimetrical analysis). More information on this equipment can be found on the Equipment page.
PhD defense ir. Wannes Hubau
The 3rd of May 2013 ir. Wannes Hubau defended his PhD entitled "Exploring charcoal as a natural archive for palaeofire and vegetation history of the Mayumbe, Democratic Republic of the Congo". He as such succesfully obtained his PhD title. Congratulations Wannes!
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