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Wood Science and Technology

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of forest wood materials starting from molecules through micro- and macrostructure with respect to function and applications in end-products including bio-economy aspects. Areas discussed include fundamental and advanced properties of wood, fibre materials, bio-composites, their durability and bio-deterioration, protection, processing and testing.Aspects of biomaterial modification and industrial process technologies including sawmilling, pulp and paper manufacture, bio-composite materials and bio-refineries and potential of lignocellulose in advanced materials will also be discussed.

Guest lectures, study visits and project-related tasks are mandatory.

Information from the course leader

Information regarding the course schedule
To potential students, please note the schedule is only preliminary and may be changed in accordance with the ruling from the University with respect to Corvid-19 and possibly with regarding the number of students that register. The normal course contains a number of practical moments and trips to industry that likely to be cancel. In this case additional student home exercises will be introduced.


Important information!

According to the Rector's decision dated 11th of December 2020, the revised instructions for teaching and examination have been extended to cover the period from January until March 2021. This means that all courses must be planned for teaching and examination online for the first quarter of 2021.

Hi Everybody,

On behalf of the course organizers we would like to welcome you to the course and hope very much you will find it interesting and rewarding. For your information, the lectures, seminars, etc. will be conducted online. The preliminary schedule is updated. Welcome! Geoff & Nasko

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

SG0213-30025 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for SG0213

Academic year 2023/2024

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-30228)

2024-01-15 - 2024-03-19

Academic year 2022/2023

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-30241)

2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21

Academic year 2021/2022

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-30043)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-30049)

2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-30083)

2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Wood Science and Technology (SG0213-20151)

2017-10-30 - 2018-01-14

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

  1. Timmer Författare: Nylinder, M. and Fryk, H. (2011) ISBN: 978-91-576-9030-2 1) Massaved Författare: Nylinder, M. and Fryk, H. (2015) ISBN: 978-91-576-9306-8 1) Forest products and wood science Författare: Haygreen, J.G. and Bowyer, J.L. ISBN: Blackwell Publishing. 1) Science and Technology of wood; structure, properties, utilization. Författare: Tsoumis, G. (1991) ISBN: 978-3-941300-22-4 1) Forest Products and Wood Science Författare: Shmulsky, R., Jones, D. P. ISBN: 9781119426431 Kommentar: 7th edition, Wiley-Blackwell

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Forest Science Forest science
Course code: SG0213 Application code: SLU-30025 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology Pace: 100%