Laboratory of Wood Technology (UGent-Woodlab)


Laboratory of Wood Technology

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25/09/2020 Romain & Julie leave the lab. All the best.
01/09/2020 Wannes Hubau joins UGent-Woodlab. Welcome back.
06/07/2020 Toon Gheyle joins UGent-Woodlab
25/06/2020 The KIKS project wins Queen Paola prize
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


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

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.