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Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Department Chemistry and Physics of Wood

Led by

Alexander Pfriem

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


Professorship Chemistry and Physics of Wood

and Chemical Engineering

Vice President Research and Transfer




+49 3334 657 377


+49 3334 657 372



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About us

Here you can find the brochure as download 

We want to make the use of wood more sustainable. Our goal is to provide wood with special properties, making it even better for special applications. Our research extends the uses of wood. In practice, this also means conservation of resources, because less wood is needed for the same purpose. The use of wood in practice thus becomes more economical, more sustainable and has a high potential for innovation. We do research for that.

In order to achieve our goals, we conduct basic material research and materials 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 study the chemical and ultrastructural properties of woods. In order to make profitable and sustainable applications possible 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.

We have created an overview for student projects:

  • If you would like to discuss topics for theses and student projects, you can always talk to the reserchers in the projects.  An overview of current offers can be found here.

  • Here you can find an overview of completed student theses.

Additional contact for research:

Dr. rer. silv. Nadine Herold ( as well as the die members of the working group.

Visiting address:

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE)
Forest Campus
Alfred-Moeller-Strasse 1
House 25, Room 003
D-16225 Eberswalde


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