Laboratory of Wood Technology (UGent-Woodlab)


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Wannes Hubau will talk at the finissage of the expo NDUNGU MAKARA on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6 pm:

Location: KUL building of Sint-Lucas Ghent Campus (Hoogstraat 51, 9000 Ghent)


Welcome to UGent-Woodlab, Alain Kadorho Sheria and Ning Liu.

01/09/2022 The new teaching assistant has arrived: welcome Louis Verschuren.
16/08/2022 Welcome to the team Claudia Hartl.
01/07/2022 Pierre Kibleur won the best student poster award at ICTMS2022. Congrats Pierre!
28/06/2022 Stijn Willen recognized for this re-naturing efforts at Campus Coupure. Way to go Stijn!
23/05/2022 Inaugural lesson by Wannes Hubau
26/04/2022 Xiuping Jiang wins special presentation prize on ECWM10. Congratulations Xiuping!


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 >15 PhD students and a support technical staff of two people. UGent-Woodlab acquired over 50 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 preservation, 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.