About our research
We want to develop wood which is even more sustainable. Our goal is to provide wood with special properties, making it even better for special applications. Our research extends the areas of application of wood. In practice, this also means conserving resources, because less wood is needed for the same purpose. The use of wood therefore becomes more economical, more sustainable and has a high potential for innovation.
We do research for this.
In order to achieve our goals, we conduct fundamental material research and development for the modification of wood. We explore the chemical and physical modification processes and combinations thereof. In order to find new possibilities, we deal with the physics of the natural and also the modified raw material wood. We are looking for improved measurement methods in wood physics. Because even finer, more detailed measurement results can show, for example, new developments in wood drying processes. We also investigate the chemical and ultrastructural properties of woods. In order to achieve useful and sustainable applications in "real life", we are looking for wood technology-oriented process technologies. In short, we want to make wood even better.
It was a pleasure to host Dr. Petr Čermák and Dr. Jakub Dömény from Mendl University in Brno, Czech Republic at our University for 4 days. Together we modified their […]
We were very happy to be invited to SubMat4Music member Nik Huber who presented his well equipped workshop. Our second meeting took place on February 19th and we had a […]
The HNEE’s department of wood science and technology is currently looking for skilled experts in wood construction / sustainable construction, process engineering of hybrid wood based materials and in applied […]
A Team of the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development attends the 11th International Conference “Wood Science and Engineering in the third Millennium” , ICWSE 2017, taking place November 2-4, 2017 at […]
With a new thermal treatment process, the research team led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Pfriem, vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE), […]
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Pfriem
Professor of chemistry and physics of the wood, as well as chemical process engineering
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development
Faculty of wood engineering
Tel.: 033 34 657-377
Fax: 033 34 657-372