Laboratory of Wood Technology (UGent-Woodlab)


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16/10/2021 Tom De Mil left UGent-Woodlab and is now professor at ULiège. Congrats Tom.
08/10/2021 Bhély Angoboy Ilondea obtains his PhD. Congrats Bhély!
17/06/2021 Victor Mihaila wins the best video abstract on TRACE2021!
28/05/2021 Liselotte De Ligne obtains her FWO junior postdoc scholarship!
26/04/2021 Toon & Stijn finish the Dome at Dunant in collaboration with the UGent GreenOffice
18/03/2021 Félix Laurent joins UGent-Woodlab.
02/03/2021 Liselotte De Ligne obtains her PhD. Congrats!


Archived news.

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, and the UGent IOF consortia HyCT, Composites, DuraBUILDmaterials and End-Of-Waste.

The research group UGent-Woodlab is headed by Prof. Joris Van AckerProf. Jan Van den Bulcke and Prof. Wannes Hubau, consists of 11 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.