Our research is oriented towards those processes which make possible Better and Cheaper Buildings and Housing with wood, where the Swedish wood processing industry is a natural leader in sustainable development. The research has an applied character, but is also in many respects well anchored in theory, and this makes it interesting for academia as well as for company managers within e.g. the forestry, sawmill and wood processing industries, as well as for the individual consumer.
A few specific spheres of interest are:
• Customer preferences and market influence for existing and new products
• The development of products and materials
• Visualization, metrology and modelling
• The sawmill process
• Further refinement processes
• Wood mechanics and wood infrastructure
We provide wood technology education at an advanced level in Skellefteå. The student projects have a strong coupling between education, research and industry, and many projects have received great attention, even internationally. We also support the development of wood technology education which is currently taking place in Moçambique. Tailored education for e.g. the industry is being provided in cooperation with Träbransch Norr and SP.