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.
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), […]
We would like to initiate a Round Robin Test with DMA and wood. Background: as there are no standardized test methods for DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis) testing of wood we […]
This week Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Pfriem being a member of Wood Modification Network in the Baltic Sea Region has been elected as Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
On July 3, 2012 Bruno Andersons from Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry and partner of Wood Modification Network reported about activities of Nordic-Baltic Network on wood material science and […]
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