Due to its heterogeneity, wood is often not used to its full potential. The WoodTec group combines the expertise of scientists in the fields of wood engineering, machine learning and chemistry to open up new application areas for wood products and to develop solutions for a more efficient use of wood.

Focus Topics

Machine learning (Mark Schubert, Mirko Lukovic and Julia Achatz)

  • Development and implementation of machine learning algorithms
  • Analysis of big data produced by the wood industry


Weathering protection (Tina Künniger)

  • Exposure tests / SLP
  • Moisture-related processes in (weather exposed) wooden components
  • Protective surface treatments of wood and wood products
  • Functionalised wood surfaces and coatings 


Adhesive bonding (Roman Elsener and Janine Thoma)

  • Moisture and temperature resistance (reliability)
  • Application of coupling agents for the adhesive bonding of wood 
  • Effect of wood extractives on bond quality
  • Bond line integrity
  • Quality control (FPC)