Laboratory of Wood Technology (UGent-Woodlab)


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05/03/2020 dr. Wannes Hubau on the fate of rainforests in Nature.
14/01/2020 dr. Tom De Mil in the New Yorker. What a return to UGent-Woodlab
28/11/2019 dr. Victor Deklerck obtained his PhD degree. Congrats.
21/11/2019 dr. Michiel Vanpachtenbeke obtained his PhD degree. Congrats.
12/11/2019 Xiuping Jiang joins UGent-Woodlab
21/10/2019 Mélissa Rousseau joins UGent-Woodlab
14/10/2019 Chadrack Kafuti joins UGent-Woodlab
26/08/2019 Yangambi woodlab
26/06/2019 Tom De Mil will return to UGent-Woodlab
12/06/2019 Latest paper of Tom De Mil on the FBW news


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Mission statement

This research group is part of the department of Environment, situated at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, Belgium. UGent-Woodlab is also part of the research platforms Natural Capital and Green Chemistry.

The research group UGent-Woodlab is headed by Prof. Joris Van Acker and Prof. Jan Van den Bulcke, consists of 10 PhD students and a support technical staff of two people. UGent-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:

(1) Structure

comprising activities on wood biology, wood quality, wood and tree properties, tree ring analysis 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.