Wood science and technology

Our research in wood science focuses on timber and various effects affecting the quality of the physical and anatomical qualities of wood. Timber drying changes the quality of wood and we are, for example, carrying out research on birch (Betula pendula) to understand the causes behind it. We are also interested in other focal properties in producing quality timber, such as physical changes in shape and moisture content. Furthermore, we carry out research on how forest regeneration can be used to manipulate wood anatomy.

Wood technology  is strongly connected to structure research and production technology. Traditionally, our interests have been in rupture mechanics and statistical analysis that rely on exploring the critical tension and stretch.

Petri Kärenlampi, professor, wood technology
Juhani Marttila, university teacher, wood science