Wood Modification

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.

That is our task.

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Contribution to the 8th Classic Yacht Symposium 2022

On Friday, February 4, 2022, the association “Freundeskreis Klassische Yachten e.V.” held its now 8th Classic Yacht Symposium (for more details please visit https://www.fky.org/news/8-classic-yacht-symposium (german). In addition to “Sails” and […]

Visit from Slovenia

Today Prof. Dr. Matthew Schwarzkopf from the University of Primorska, Slovenia visited us. In a lecture he presented his main research areas and the InnoRenew Institute. Afterwards he got an […]


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
EMail: Website: hnee.de/en/Faculties/Faculty-of-Wood-Engineering/..

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