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Lars Hansson
Lars Hansson, professor of Wood science and engineering. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

World-leading X-ray affects the wood industry of the future

4 Nov. 2021, 12:00 - 12:45
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus
Published: 5 October 2021

Increased use of wood as a building material is crucial to achieving the global sustainability goals. Lars Hansson, new professor of Wood Science and Engineering, talks about how they map the properties of wooden logs through scanning and its significance for the development of the wood industry of the future.

In 2021, a new state-of-the-art tomograph (CT scanner) will be delivered to the university area in Skellefteå and will complement the one that has been there since 2008. Together with the existing climate system, the researchers can do advanced wood studies. The facility gives the university a leading position, both nationally and internationally, in log scanning, drying, heat treatment, moisture dynamics and modification, and is of great importance for the wood industry of the future.

Lars Hansson

Lars Hansson, Professor

Organisation: Wood Science and Engineering, Wood Science and Engineering, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics