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From tree to product

The Institute of Forest Utilization and Work Science was created in 1958 and existed until the end of 2012. Research and teaching focus of the institute was to improve utilization of forest wood products along the Forest-Wood-Chain. This covers all aspects beginning with harvesting activities and forest engineering up to development of new sustainable biomaterials.

Further information can be taken from the history area of the website.

In the course of a structural reform of the faculty the different chairs emerged from the Institute of Forest Utilization and Work Science on January 1st 2013. Reserch and teaching activities of the former institute are continued and extended by the chairs:



Chair of Forest Utilization
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gero Becker


Chair of Forest Operations

Prof. Dr. Dirk Jaeger


Chair of Forest Biomaterials
Prof. Marie-Pierre Laborie, Ph.D.


Chair of Bio-based Materials Engineering
Junior-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pieter Samyn


Chair of Forest Work Science (The website is still under construction)
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Lewark (emeritus)


Winterkolloqium


Grammel Scholarship

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