Institute for Materials and Wood Technology

When it comes to materials, products, and processes for the wood and construction industry, we use our methodological competence and creativity to develop applied solutions for your business. 

Focusing on the sustainable use of our resources, we develop multi-functional wood and composite materials as well as innovative products for the timber and construction industries. Our extensive knowledge of wood and other renewable materials enables us to find innovative ways of using these materials. We are searching for ways to protect wood-based materials through the use of coatings, surface modifications, and impregnation systems and we develop innovative adhesive and composite materials. The environmental friendliness of the materials, processes, and products we develop is important to us. We also work on improving indoor air quality by developing and applying lowemission, odorless materials. 

Our partners
We work in close cooperation with producers of woodbased materials, adhesives manufacturers, and producers of coatings and paints, as well as with companies in the furniture and construction industries.

Our collaborators
To assure proper execution of our research and development projects, our team of material scientists, wood technologists, chemists, and engineers work closely together as an interdisciplinary team. 

Our infrastructure
Our collaborators have a state-of-the-art infrastructure at their disposal that includes well-equipped laboratories for materials, surfaces, adhesives, chemistry and microscopy.

 Materials, Furniture and Design

Developing new materials and products calls for creativity, technical know-how, and a thorough grasp of economics and ecology. Based on these competencies, we develop applied solutions for the development of wood-based materials and, together with our business partners, put them into practice. We give careful consideration to a holistic view of the development process from raw material, the material, the production processes, to the finished product. In parallel, we also carry out life cycle analyses and assess the economics of products and processes.
Area of competence Materials, Furniture and Design

Wood and Surface Treatments

We work on solutions for surface treatment and we modify wood for the indoors and the outdoors. Wood anatomy and physical analyses are additional focal points of our work. Furthermore, our applied research looks at ways to develop and optimise new material technologies, coatings, and processes. For example, we developed self-cleaning coatings, UV protection systems for wooden curtain walls, and UV technology to dry coatings. Our basic research efforts are attempting to use biological ingredients to modify wood and thus provide ways to ecologically protect wood.
Area of competence Wood and Surface Treatments

Wood and Construction Adhesives

We develop and optimise synthetic and natural adhesives for load-bearing and non-load-bearing applications. Important focal points include the substitution of synthetic raw materials with natural polymers, developing low-emission adhesives, and defining the chemical and mechanical characteristics of adhesives. Thanks to our modern laboratory infrastructure, we are in a position to characterise the hardening process of adhesives and to investigate their adhesive and cohesive characteristics. Also, our portfolio of projects includes innovative connection technologies. For example, we have developed linear friction welding of wood, an innovative connection technology without adhesives.
Area of competence Wood and Construction Adhesives

Materials and Wood Chemistry

We have a well-equipped chemistry laboratory for carrying out projects with an analytical and preparative orientation. The laboratory contains instruments for spectroscopy, equipment for analytical separation processes, devices for various physical and chemical measurements, and enables us to carry out and observe reactions under high pressure. Furthermore, we conduct analytical research, the characterisation of organic materials, the derivatisation of organically-based substances, the modification and functionalisation of surfaces, and the analysis and application of nanoparticles. We also specialise on developing LED UV and polymer systems for blue-light hardening that can be used in various applications.
Area of competence Materials and Wood Chemistry

Material Emissions and Extractives

We focus on the characterisation, the development, and the application of low-emission and odor-free materials and furnishings, as well as on the resulting indoor air quality from the building construction processes. We also work on thermal insulation and on the characterisation of extractives from renewable materials and their uses. Furthermore, we develop procedures for removing biocides applied to cultural assets in the 20th century. Such biocides have been found to be damaging to both health and property.
Area of competence Materials Emissions and Extractives

Engineered wood
Services in the area of engineered wood testing include testing wood, wood composites as well as adhesives. The following are tested among others: density, moisture content, bending, tensile and compressive strength, and formaldehyde analysis.
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Area of competence Materials, Furniture and Design

Furniture
Services for furniture range from classic norm tests and construction optimisation to the development of products and processes. We test household furniture, office furniture, kitchen furniture and school furniture as well as children’s furniture, vehicle seats and fittings
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Furniture Standards
Area of competence Materials, Furniture and Design

Wood and surface treatment
The services we provide range from the classical norm tests to developing and optimising new materials technology and processes as well as experts’ reports. Areas covered in our surface laboratory include tests on coating materials and dried surfaces, use of new coating systems as well as application and curing of coatings.
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Area of competence Wood and Surface Treatments

Microscopy
In the area of microscopy, material structures and surfaces are analysed and evaluated in the micro range. These specialist skills are used for example in wood anatomy and surface technology.
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Area of competence Wood and Surface Treatments

Wood and construction adhesives
We modify and develop adhesives for new wood-based materials/engineered timbers and carry out preliminary tests for the industry. Our well-equipped chemistry and materials test laboratories allow us to develop, produce and test materials and substances. Our tests range from chemical analyses and pre-industrial trials to the optimisation of production methods.
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Area of competence Wood and Construction Adhesives

Material emissions and indoor air quality
Our range of services extends from standardised test of VOC and aldehydes, including formaldehyde, to the individual identification of sources of emissions. We test room air and emissions of individual materials such as floor coverings, adhesives, coatings, wall paints and wood products/engineered timber.
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Area of competence Materials Emissions and Extractives

Chemistry Laboratory
In Bienne/Biel, we run a fully equipped modern chemical laboratory that is perfectly suited for analytic and synthetic work. We have a wide range of instruments at our disposal, including devices for spectroscopy, analytical separation methods and various physico-chemical measurements.
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Environmental Management
Life cycle assessment – be ready for the sustainable economy
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Resource Wood” National Research Program NRP 66

Extraction of tannins from the rinds of indigenous conifers

The researchers on this project develop an extraction process to obtain tannins from the rinds of indigenous conifers. Until now, there has been no adequate solution for a profitable material use. The extracted tannins are to be used in low-emission adhesive systems for the production of engineered woods such as laminated timber, chipboards or veneer plywood.
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Ultra-light bio-based wooden composite board with foam core

Modern furniture boards are structure optimized materials in relation to their mechanical characteristics and their weight. It is the aim of this research project to develop a bio-based sandwich panels with chip top layers and a foam core. The innovative one-step method allows a more cost-effective production of panels compared to the standard method of producing sandwich panels.
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UV self-protection of wood surfaces by means of cellulose fibres

The impact of sunlight and precipitation often renders wooden surfaces rough and also discolours them. The project focuses on the possibilities of preventing the weathering impacts on wood and thus of making wood more competitive compared to other materials for outdoor work.
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Nanotechnology used in wood preservation

To evaluate the potential of nanotechnology in the preservation of wood, researchers in this project systematically study the possible impact (in relation to size and surface) of clearly defined, ultra-small particles on wood. In addition, nanotoxicologists assess any possibility of a human health hazard of wood treated with nanoparticles.
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Selection of further projects

EcoWelding: wood-on-wood without adhesive

The welding of pieces of timber is not new in itself; however, until now, synthetics were necessary as a connection means. In the framework of the project EcoWelding, researchers reviewed the technology and analysed the functional mechanisms on a chemical physical and microscopic level. The working hypothesis was as follows: is there a possibility of a physical or possibly chemical modification to generate “adhesives” from within the wood itself, i.e. in situ?
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Woobration

On the basis of linear vibration welding technology, the application of the method was tested in the wood industry using thermo plastics and thermosetting plastics as adhesives. The aim was the development of an innovative gluing and connecting technology that is of high quality and economically sound and which could be used in industrial production.
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Coating for wood façades

During their useful life, wood façades are subject to many and varied influencing factors. With the help of coating systems, it is possible to protect the surface of the wood and to counter any premature deterioration. The lower resistance to microbiological infestation of innovative water-based systems with good weather resistance is examined.
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dukta

The innovative incision process, called dukta, makes it possible to form rigid wooden composite boards in three dimensions using a simple method.
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Affordable timber materials from recycled agricultural waste

At the origin of this project was the building of affordable housing in Nigeria. Most of Nigeria’s buildings are made of concrete bricks. The sand/cement mixture needs to be imported and is expensive; and furthermore, it is often of inferior quality and durability.
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Workable thin plates on the basis of tannin and long fibres

For some years now, a research unit “materials and wood technology” has been working with a resin that is based on tannins, extracted from tree rind. Fact Sheet .
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Using crop residue in the manufacture of boards

The project is concerned with using the residues from indigenous agricultural crops. Each year, large amounts of renewable raw materials accumulate, some of which are not completely used up. At this point in time, part of the residue is used as fodder for animals, as straw or as fuel. However, there are still resources that are not included in the value-added process. There is therefore a hitherto unexplored potential for the use of these organic materials in the manufacture of boards.
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Cocoboards 
In the Philippines, the shortage of housing units is estimated to run to several million. Low wage earners bear the brunt of this situation. There is an urgent need for inexpensive and easily obtainable building material in order to cope with the demand for affordable housing. In this context, the Bern University of Applied Sciences together with international partners researches the potential of using the annual 5 million tons of coconut fibre crop residue for the production of innovative fibreboards.
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Hot Melt Odour
In the temperate climate zone, we spend approx. 90% of our time in enclosed spaces, such as buildings or vehicles. A good inside air quality is obviously of great importance for people remaining indoors.The aim of this project is to develop an odourless and low-emission PO - hot melt adhesive, while retaining the existing adhesive characteristics.
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PartiScan
A further automation of production processes of chipboards and fibreboards opens up new prospects for board producers in terms of product quality and productivity. This joint project with Steinemann Technology AG reveals new possibilities for the automated detection of surface characteristics.
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Sinergia Welding for Wood

The main objective of this project is to understand the formation and the behaviour of the welded interface from different welding processes in order to be able to predict the mechanical behaviour of welded connections and components.
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Participation in COST Actions

COST FP0602: 
Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Biorefineries

COST IE0601:
Wood Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (WoodCultHer)

COST FP0802:
Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterisation Techniques in Wood Mechanics

COST Action FP0904
Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behaviour and Processing

Peer-reviewed papers

2016:

  1. Ammann S., Schlegel S., Beyer M., Aehlig K., Lehmann M., Jung H., and Niemz P. (2016) Quality assessment of glued ash wood for construction engineering. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 74(1), 67–74. doi: 10.1007/s00107-015-0981-2
  2. Bianchi S, Koch G, Janzon R, et al (2016) Hot water extraction of Norway spruce ( Picea abies [ Karst .]) bark : analyses of the influence of bark aging and process parameters on the extract composition. Holzforschung 70, 7: 619–632. doi: 10.1515/hf-2015-0160
  3. Bianchi S, Kroslakova I, Mayer I (2016) Determination of Molecular Structures of Condensed Tannins from Plant Tissues Using HPLC-UV Combined with Thiolysis and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. BIO-PROTOCOL 6:1–14. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1975
  4. Bianchi S., Mayer I., and Pichelin F. (2016) Chemische Eigenschaften von Rindenextrakten und Einsatz daraus hergestellter tanninbasierter Klebstoffe. Holztechnologie 57(4), 26–33..
  5. Brombacher V, Franco M, Krug D, et al (2016) Untersuchungen zur Optimierung von Holzfaserdämmstoffen in Abhängigkeit von den Aufschlussbedingungen. Bauphysik 38:298–308. doi: 10.1002/bapi.201610026
  6. Clerc G, Brülisauer M, Affolter S, et al (2017) Characterization of the ageing process of one-component polyurethane moisture curing wood adhesive. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 72:130–138. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2016.09.008
  7. Fitzken Da Vinci M. Niro, J., Kyriazopoulos, M., Bianchi, S., Mayer, I., Eusebio, D. A., Arboleda, J. R., … Pichelin, F. (2016). Development of medium- and low-density fibreboards made of coconut husk and bound with tannin-based adhesives. International Wood Products Journal, 7(4), 208–214. doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2016.1207039
  8. Gereke T., Hering S., and Niemz P. (2016) Finite element analysis of wood adhesive joints. Pro Ligno 12(1), 3–14..
  9. Güntekin E., Aydin T.Y., and Niemz P. (2016) Some orthotropic elastic properties of Fagus orientalis as influenced by moisture content. Wood Research 61(1), 95–104.
  10. Hassani M.M., Wittel F.K., Ammann S., Niemz P., and Herrmann H.J. (2016) Moisture-induced damage evolution in laminated beech. Wood Science and Technology 50(5), 917–40. doi: 10.1007/s00226-016-0821-5
  11. Jiang J, Erik Valentine B, Lu J, Niemz P (2016) Time dependence of the orthotropic compression Young’s moduli and Poisson’s ratios of Chinese fir wood. Holzforschung 70:1093–1101. doi: 10.1515/hf-2016-0001
  12. Knorz M., Niemz P., and van de Kuilen J.-W. (2016) Measurement of moisture-related strain in bonded ash depending on adhesive type and glueline thickness. Holzforschung 70(2), 145–55. doi: 10.1515/hf-2014-0324
  13. Kránitz K., Sonderegger W., Bues C.-T., and Niemz P. (2016) Effects of aging on wood: a literature review. Wood Science and Technology 50(1), 7–22. doi: 10.1007/s00226-015-0766-0
  14. Ozyhar T., Mohl L., Hering S., Hass P., Zeindler L., Ackermann R., and Niemz P. (2016) Orthotropic hygric and mechanical material properties of oak wood. Wood Material Science & Engineering 11(1), 36–45. doi: 10.1080/17480272.2014.941930
  15. Shalbafan A., Rhême M., and Thoemen H. (2016) Ultra-light particleboard: characterization of foam core layer by digital image correlation. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. doi: 10.1007/s00107-016-1088-0
  16. Wang XA, Björnberg J, Hagman O, Ahmed A Effect of Low Temperatures on the Block Shear Strength of Norway Spruce Glulam Joints. BioResources 11:9638–9648.
  17. Yoon Y., Plummer C.J., Thoemen H., and Manson J.-A.E. (2016) Liquid CO2 processing of solid polylactide foam precursors. Journal of Cellular Plastics 52(2), 153–74. doi: 10.1177/0021955X14537662
  18. Zauner M., Stampanoni M., and Niemz P. (2016) Failure and failure mechanisms of wood during longitudinal compression monitored by synchrotron micro-computed tomography. Holzforschung 70(2), 1–7. doi: 10.1515/hf-2014-0225
  19. Zerbst D, Baensch F, Pfriem A, Niemz P (2016) Visko-elastisches Verhalten von Holz-Klebstoff-Verbindungen unter zyklischer Zug-Druck-Belastung. Bautechnik 93:795–800. doi: 10.1002/bate.201500102

                                    2015:

                                    1. Abegg D, Frei R, Cerato L, et al (2015) Proteome-Wide Profiling of Targets of Cysteine reactive Small Molecules by Using Ethynyl Benziodoxolone Reagents. Angew Chemie Int Ed 54:10852–10857. doi: 10.1002/anie.201505641
                                    2. Ammann S, Niemz P (2015) Specific fracture energy at glue joints in European beech wood. Int J Adhes Adhes 60:47–53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2015.03.007
                                    3. Baensch F, Sause MGR, Brunner AJ, Niemz P (2015a) Damage evolution in wood – pattern recognition based on acoustic emission (AE) frequency spectra. Holzforschung 69:357–365. doi: 10.1515/hf-2014-0072
                                    4. Baensch F, Zauner M, Sanabria SJ, et al (2015b) Damage evolution in wood: synchrotron radiation micro-computed tomography (SRµCT) as a complementary tool for interpreting acoustic emission (AE) behavior. Holzforschung. doi: 10.1515/hf-2014-0152
                                    5. Bianchi S, Koch G, Janzon R, et al (2015) Hot water extraction of Norway spruce ( Picea abies [ Karst .]) bark : analyses of the influence of bark aging and process parameters on the extract composition. Holzforschung ?1–13. doi: 10.1515/hf-2015-0160
                                    6. Bianchi S, Kroslakova I, Janzon R, et al (2015) Characterization of condensed tannins and carbohydrates in hot water bark extracts of European softwood species. Phytochemistry 120:53–61. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.10.006
                                    7. Ganne-chédeville C, Diederichs S (2015) Potential Environmental Benefits of Ultralight Particleboards with Biobased Foam Cores. Int J Polym Sci. doi: 10.1155/2015/383279
                                    8. Gariglio F, Schnider T, Niemz P, et al (2015) Experimentelle und numerische Untersuchung des hygrothermischen Verhaltens von Flachdachelementen mit Hohlkastensystem. Bauphysik 37:17–30. doi: 10.1002/bapi.201510002
                                    9. Geers C, Rodríguez-Lorenzo L, Placencia Peña MI, et al (2015) Distribution of Silica-Coated Silver/Gold Nanostars in Soft- and Hardwood Applying SERS-Based Imaging. Langmuir acs.langmuir.5b03617. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03617
                                    10. Güntekin E, Aydın TY, Niemz P (2015) Prediction of Compression Properties in Three Orthotropic Directions for Some Important Turkish Wood Species Using Ultrasound. BioResources 10:7252–7262.
                                    11. Navi P, Pizzi A (2015) Property changes in thermo-hydro-mechanical processing. Holzforschung. doi: 10.1515/hf-2014-0198
                                    12. Niemz P, Ozyhar T, Hering S, Sonderegger W (2015) Moisture dependent physical-mechanical properties from beech wood in the main directions. Pro Ligno 11:37–42.
                                    13. Niemz P, Ozyhar T, Hering S, sSonderegger W (2015) Zur Orthotropie der physikalisch-mechanischen Eigenschaften von Rotbuchenholz. Bautechnik 92:3–8. doi: 10.1002/bate.201400079
                                    14. Noël M, Grigsby W, Vitkeviciute I, Volkmer T (2015) Modifying wood with bio-polyesters: analysis and performance. Int Wood Prod J 6:14–20. doi: 10.1179/2042645314Y.0000000086
                                    15. Noël M, Grigsby WJ, Volkmer T (2015) Evaluating The Extent of Bio-Polyester Polymerization in Solid Wood by Thermogravimetric Analysis. J Wood Chem Technol 35:325–336. doi: 10.1080/02773813.2014.962154
                                    16. Placencia Peña MI, Deutschle AL, Saake B, et al (2015) Study of the solubility and composition of welded wood material at progressive welding times. Eur J Wood Wood Prod. doi: 10.1007/s00107-015-0991-0
                                    17. Placencia Peña MI, Rhême M, Pizzi A, Pichelin F (2015) Mechanical properties of welded wood joints with natural additives. Holztechnologie 56:5–9.
                                    18. Rhême M, Botsis J, Cugnoni J, Navi P (2015) Mixed mode fracture behavior of welded wood joints investigated with the Arcan test. Wood Sci Technol. doi: 10.1007/s00226-015-0782-0
                                    19. Ruponen J, Čermák P, Rhême M, et al (2015) Influence of Welding Time on Tensile-Shear Strength of Linear Friction Welded Birch (Betula pendula L.) Wood. BioResources 10:3481–3491. doi: 10.15376/biores.10.2.3481-3491
                                    20. Ruponen J, Čermák P, Rhême M, Rautkari L (2015) Reducing the moisture sensitivity of linear friction welded birch ( Betula pendula L.) wood through thermal modification. J Adhes Sci Technol 29:2461–2474. doi: 10.1080/01694243.2015.1069721
                                    21. Sanabria SJ, Furrer R, Neuenschwander J, et al (2015) Analytical modeling, finite-difference simulation and experimental validation of air-coupled ultrasound beam refraction and damping through timber laminates, with application to non-destructive testing. Ultrasonics 63:65–85. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2015.06.013
                                    22. Sanabria SJ, Lanvermann C, Michel F, et al (2014) Adaptive Neutron Radiography Correlation for Simultaneous Imaging of Moisture Transport and Deformation in Hygroscopic Materials. Exp Mech 55:403–415. doi: 10.1007/s11340-014-9955-2
                                    23. Sonderegger W, Glaunsinger M, Mannes D, et al (2015) Investigations into the influence of two different wood coatings on water diffusion determined by means of neutron imaging. Eur J Wood Wood Prod 73:793–799. doi: 10.1007/s00107-015-0951-8
                                    24. Sonderegger W, Kránitz K, Bues C-T, Niemz P (2015) Aging effects on physical and mechanical properties of spruce, fir and oak wood. J Cult Herit 16:883–889. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2015.02.002
                                    25. Volkmer T, Glaunsinger M, Mannes D, et al (2015) Untersuchungen zur Wasserdampfdurchlässigkeit von Beschichtungen auf Holz für den Außenbereich. Bauphysik 37:186–195. doi: 10.1002/bapi.201510020
                                    26. Wang X, Hagman O, Sundqvist B, et al (2015) Impact of cold temperatures on the shear strength of Norway spruce joints glued with different adhesives. Eur J Wood Wood Prod 73:225–233. doi: 10.1007/s00107-015-0882-4

                                    2014:

                                    1. Bianchi S, Gloess AN, Kroslakova I, et al (2014) Analysis of the structure of condensed tannins in water extracts from bark tissues of Norway spruce (Picea abies [Karst.]) and Silver fir (Abies alba [Mill.]) using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Industrial Crops and Products 61:430–437. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.07.038
                                    2. De Nanteuil F, De Simone F, Frei R, et al (2014a) Cyclization and annulation reactions of nitrogen-substituted cyclopropanes and cyclobutanes. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) 50:10912–28. doi: 10.1039/c4cc03194f
                                    3. De Nanteuil F, Li Y, Vita MV, et al (2014b) Taming hypervalent bonds and strained rings for catalysis and synthesis. Chimia 68:516–21. doi: 10.2533/chimia.2014.516
                                    4. Frei R, Courant T, Wodrich MD, Waser J (2014a) General and Practical Formation of Thiocyanates from Thiols. Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 20:1–8. doi: 10.1002/chem.201406171
                                    5. Frei R, Wodrich MMD, Hari DDP, et al (2014b) Fast and Highly Chemoselective Alkynylation of Thiols with Hypervalent Iodine Reagents Enabled Through a Low Energy Barrier Concerted Mechanism. Journal of the American Chemical Society 136:16563–73. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja5083014
                                    6. Mgbemene C, Rosenkranz A, Pichelin F, et al (2014) Feasibility Study on the Production of Particleboard from Maize Cobs, Rice Husks, and Groundnut Shells Using Acacia Mimosa Tannin Extract as the Bonding Adhesive. Journal of Architectural Engineering 20:04013006. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000135
                                    7. Mikulecky M, Zürcher E (2014) Old Forestry Traditions and Modern Chronobiological Research: Lunar-Cycle-Related Sowing Time Influences Effectively Initial Plant Growth. Global Journal of Botanical … 32–36.
                                    8. Noël M, Grigsby W, Volkmer T (2014) Investigating the Viscoelastic Properties and Mechanical Performance of Wood Modified by Biopolyester Treatments. Journal of Renewable Materials 2:291–305. doi: 10.7569/JRM.2014.634118
                                    9. Volkmer T, Glaunsinger M, Mannes D, Niemz P (2014a) Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der Feuchtigkeit auf die Haftfestigkeit von Oberflächenbeschichtungen auf Holz. Bauphysik 36:337–342. doi: 10.1002/bapi.201410041
                                    10. Volkmer T, Lorenz T, Hass P, Niemz P (2014b) Influence of heat pressure steaming (HPS) on the mechanical and physical properties of common oak wood. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 72:249–259. doi: 10.1007/s00107-014-0777-9
                                    11. Volkmer T, Moser R, Lorenz T, et al (2014c) Einfluss des Hitze-Druck-Dämpfens auf das optische Erscheinungsbild und das Emissionsverhalten von Eichenholz. Bauphysik 36:80–86. doi: 10.1002/bapi.201410021
                                    12. Zurcher E (2014) Trees in the Mystery of Space and Time - an Essay. Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 101:35–63.
                                    13. Zurcher E, Schlaepfer R (2014) Lunar Rhythmicities in the Biology of Trees, Especially in the Germination of European Spruce (Picea abies Karst.): A New Statistical Analysis of Previously Published Data. Journal of Plant Studies 3:p103. doi: 10.5539/jps.v3n1p103

                                    2013:

                                    1. Baumann, J. M.; Affolter, B.; von Arx, U.; Noël, M. Alteration of urinary macromolecules by adsorption on surfaces, probably an important factor in urolithiasis. Urolithiasis (2013), 41(6), 467-474.   
                                    2. Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H. Effects of agglomeration and pressing process on the properties of flat pressed WPC panels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2013), 129(6), 3710-3717.   
                                    3. Froidevaux, J.; Navi, P. Aging law of spruce wood. Wood Material Science and Engineering (2013), 8(1), 46-52.   
                                    4. Navi, P. Challenges in wood densification: processing and properties. Innovation in woodworking industry and engineering design (2013), 2(4), 9-17.    
                                    5. Popescu, M.-C. ; Froidevaux, J.; Navi, P. ; Popescu, C.-M. Structural modifications of Tilia cordata wood during heat treatment investigated by FT-IR and 2D IR correlation spectroscopy. Journal of Molecular Structure (2013), 1033, 176-186.   
                                    6. Rhême, M.; Botsis, J.; Cugnoni, J.; Navi, P. Influence of the moisture content on the fracture characteristics of welded wood joint. Part 1: Mode I fracture. Holzforschung (2013), 67(7). 747-754.   
                                    7. Rhême, M.; Botsis, J.; Cugnoni, J.; Navi, P. Influence of the moisture content on the fracture characteristics of welded wood joint. Part 2: Mode II fracture. Holzforschung (2013), 67(7). 755-761.   
                                    8. Sanabria, S.; Hilbers, U.; Neuenschwander, J.; Niemz, P.; Sennhauser, Urs.; Thoemen, H.; Wenker, J. Modeling and prediction of density distribution and microstructure in particleboards from acoustic properties by correlation of non-contact high-resolution pulsed air-coupled ultrasound and X-ray images. Ultrasonics (2013), 53, 157–170   
                                    9. Sandberg, D.; Haller, P.; Navi, P. Thermo-hydro and thermo-hydro-mechanical wood processing: An opportunity for future environmentally friendly wood products. Wood Material Science and Engineering (2013), 8(1), 64-88.   
                                    10. Schmidt, H.; Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H. Processing and flexural properties of surface reinforced flat pressed WPC panels. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (2013), 71(5), 591-597.   
                                    11. Volkmer, T.; Arietano, L.; Plummer, C.; Strautmann, J.; Noël, M. Loss of tensile strength in cellulose tissue on the surface of spruce (Picea abies) caused by natural photodegradation and delignification. Polymer Degradation and Stability (2013), 98, 1118-1125.   

                                    2012:

                                    1. Ayrilmis, N.; Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H. Effects of formulation variables on surface properties of wood plastic composites. Composites: Part B (2012), 43(2), 325-331.   
                                    2. Ayrilmis, N.; Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H.; White, H. Effects of fire retardants on physical, mechanical, and fire properties of flat-pressed WPCs. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (2012), 70, 215-224.   
                                    3. Benthien, J. T.; Thoemen, H. Effects of raw materials and process parameters on the physical and mechanical properties of flat pressed WPC panels. Composites Part a-Applied Science and Manufacturing (2012), 43(4), 570-576.   
                                    4. Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H.; Maikowski, S.; Lenz, M. Resistance of flat-pressed wood-plastic composites to fungal decay: Effects of wood flour content, density, and manufacturing technology. Wood and Fiber Science (2012), 44(4), 1-8   
                                    5. Brombacher, V.; Michel, F.; Volkmer, T.; Niemz, P. Untersuchungen zu Wärmeleitfähigkeit und Feuchteverhalten von Holzfaserplatten und Materialkombinationen. Bauphysik (2012), 34(4), 157-169.   
                                    6. Froidevaux, J.; Volkmer, T.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Gril, J.; Navi, P. Viscoelastic behaviour of aged and non-aged spruce wood in radial direction. Wood Material Science and Engineering (2012), 7(1), 1-12.   
                                    7. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Jääskelainen, A.-S.; Froidevaux, J.; Hughes, M.; Navi, P. Natural and artificial ageing of spruce wood as observed by FTIR-ATR and UVRR spectroscopy. Holzforschung (2012), 66(2), 163-170   
                                    8. Hilbers, U.; Neuenschwander, J.; Hasener, J.; Sanabria, S.; Niemz, P.; Thoemen, H. Observation of interference effects in air-coupled ultrasonic inspection of wood-based panels. Wood Sci Technol (2012), 46, 979–990 
                                    9. Hilbers, U.; Thoemen, H.; Hasener, J.; Fruehwald, A. Effects of panel density and particle type on the ultrasonic transmission through wood-based panels. Wood Science and Technology (2012), 46(4), 685-698.   
                                    10. Johansson, L.-S.; Campbell, J.M.; Hänninen, T.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Hughes, M.; Laine, J. XPS and the medium-dependent surface adaptation of cellulose in wood. Surface and Interface Analysis (2012), 44(8), 899-903.   
                                    11. Mannes, D.; Schmidt, J.-A.; Volkmer, T.; Niemz, P. Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der Klebstoff auf den kapillaren Wassertransport in Holz parallel zur Faserrichtung. Bauphysik (2012), 34(2), 61-65.   
                                    12. Pizzi, A.; Zhou, X.; Navarrete, P.; Segovia, C.; Mansouri, H.R.; Placencia Peña, M.I.; Pichelin, F. Enhancing water resistance of welded dowel wood joints by acetylated lignin. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (2012), 27(3), 252-262.   
                                    13. Shalbafan, A.; Luedtke, J.; Welling, J.; Thoemen, H. Comparison of foam core materials in innovative lightweight wood-based panels. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (2012), 70, 287-292.   
                                    14. Vallée, T.; Tannert, T.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Capacity prediction of welded timber joints. Wood Science and Technology (2012), 46, 333-347.   
                                    15. Volkmer, T.; Schmidt, J.-A.; Kranitz, K.; Niemz, P. Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der Klebstoffart auf den Diffusionswiderstand von Holzverklebungen. Bauphysik (2012), 34(2), 55-60.   
                                    16. Wörle, M.; Hubert, V.; Hildbrand, E.; Hunger, K.; Lehmann, E.; Mayer, I.; Petrak, G.; Pracher, M.; von Arx, U.; Wülfert, S. Evaluation of decontamination methods of pesticide contaminated wooden objects in museum collections: Efficiency of the treatments and influence on the wooden structure. Journal of Cultural Heritage (2012) 13(3), 209-215.   

                                    2011:

                                    1. Ayrilmis, N.; Benthien, J.; Thoemen, H.; White, H. Properties of Flat-Pressed Wood Plastic Composites Containing Fire Retardants. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2011), 122(5), 3201-3210.   
                                    2. Krackler, V.; Keunecke, D.; Niemz, P.; Hurst, A. Possible fields of hardwood applications. Wood Research (2011), 56(1), 125-136   
                                    3. Negro, F., Properzi, M., Cremonini, C.; Pichelin, F.; Zanuttini R. A new wood-based lightweight composite for boatbuilding. Wood Research Journal (2011), 56(2), 257-266   
                                    4. Pizzi, A.; Mansouri, HR.; Leban, J.-M.; Delmotte, L.; Pichelin, F. Enhancing the Exterior Performance of Wood Joined by Linear and Rotational Welding. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (2011), 25(19), 2717-2730   
                                    5. Schnider, T.; Niemz, P.; Steiger, B.; von Arx, U. Untersuchungen zum Versagen von Klebfugen unter klimatischer Langzeitbeanspruchung. Bauphysik (2011), 33(1), 27-32.   
                                    6. Schwaller, P.; Zehnder, S.; von Arx, U.; Neuenschwander, B. A novel model for the mechanism of laser induced back side wet etching in aqueous Cu Solutions using ns pulses at 1064 nm. Physics Procedia (2011), 12(2), 188-194   
                                    7. Zehnder, S.; Schwaller, P.; von Arx, U.; Bucher, G.; Neuenschwander, B. Micro structuring of transparent materials with NIR ns-laser pulses. Physics Procedia (2011), 12(2), 195-200.   
                                    8. Zumbühl, S.; Scherrer, N.; Ferreira, E.; Hons, S.; Müller, M.; Kühnen, R.; Navi, P. Accelerated ageing of drying oil paint – an FTIR study on the chemical alteration. Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung (2011), 2, 137-149.  
                                    9. Zürcher, E. Plants and the Moon - Traditions and Phenomena. HerbalEGram (2011), 8(4).  

                                    2010:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Lehmann, M.; Kraft, S.; Conzett, J.; Richter, K.; Fankhauser, U. A flexible adhesive layer to strengthen glulam beams. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2010), 24, 1665-1701.   
                                    2. Carrillo-Parra, A.; Hapla, F.; Mayer, I.; Koch, G.; Foroughbakhch, R. Differences in Physical and Mechanical Wood Properties of Mesquite (Prosopis laevigata) in Four locations in Northeast Mexico. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology (2010), 3(2), 225 – 234.   
                                    3. Properzi, M.; Wieland, S.; Pichelin, F.; Pizzi, A.; Despres, A. Formaldehyde-Free Dimethoxyethanal-Derived Resins for Wood-Based Panels. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2010), 24, 1787-1799.   
                                    4. Volkmer, T.; Landmesser, H.; Genoud, A.; Schwarze, F. W. M. R. Penetration of 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) in coniferous wood pre-treated with Physisporinus vitreus. Journal of Coating Technology and Research (2010), 7(6), 721-726.   
                                    5. Zürcher, E.; Schlaepfer, R.; Conedera, M.; Giudici, F. Looking for differences in wood properties as a function of the felling date: lunar phase-correlated variations in the drying behavior of Norway Spruce (Picea abies Karst.) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.). Trees – Structure and Function (2010), 24(1), 31-41.   

                                    2009:

                                    1. Baumann, J.-M.; Affolter, B.; Caprez, U.; Clivaz, C.; von Arx, U. Aggregation in the Presence of Urinary Macromolecules, New Aspects in Stone Research. Urologia Internationalis (2009), 82(4), 459-463.   
                                    2. Gereke, T.; Schnider, T.; Hurst, A.; Niemz, P. Identification of moisture-induced stresses in cross-laminated wood panels from beech wood (Fagus sylvatica L.). Wood Sci. Technol. (2009), 43, 301-315.   
                                    3. Landis, E. N.; Navi, P. Modeling crack propagation in wood and wood composites. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: Wood machining – micromechanics and fracture. Holzforschung (2009), 63(2), 150-156.  
                                    4. Navi, P.; Stanzl-Tschegg, S. Micromechanics of creep and relaxation of wood. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: Wood machining – micromechanics and fracture. Holzforschung (2009), 63(2), 186-195.  
                                    5. Rautkari, L.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. ; Hughes, M. Surface modification of wood using friction. Wood Science and Technology (2009), 43, 291-299.   
                                    6. Rautkari, L.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Hughes, M. Properties and set-recovery of surface densified Norway spruce and European beech. Wood Science and Technology (2009), 44(4), 679-691.    
                                    7. Stanzl-Tschegg, S.; Navi, P. Fracture behaviour of wood and its composites. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: Wood machining – micromechanics and fracture. Holzforschung (2009), 63(2), 139-149.  

                                    2008:

                                    1. Delmotte, L.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Leban, J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F. CP Mas 13C NMR and FTIR investigation of the degradation reactions of polymer constituents in wood welding. Polymer Degradation and Stability (2008), 93, 406-412.   
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Duchanois, G.; Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Pichelin, F. Predicting the thermal behaviour of wood during linear welding using the finite element method. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2008), 22, 1209-1221. 
                                    3. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Duchanois, G.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M. Wood welded connections: energy release rate measurement. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2008), 22, 169-179.      
                                    4. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F. Wood welding: chemical and physical changes according to welding time. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2008), 22, 761-773.   
                                    5. Volkmer, T.; Schwarze, F.W.M.R. Diffusionsverhalten von IPBC in wasserbasierten Beschichtungssystemen auf Holzfassaden. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2008), 66, 181-189.   

                                    2007:

                                    1. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Pichelin, F. Edge and face linear vibration welding of wood panels. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2007), 65, 83-85.   
                                    2. Wieland, S.; Pizzi, A.; Grigsby, W.; Warnes, J.; Pichelin, F.  Microcrystallinity and Colloidal Peculiarities of UF/Isocyanate Hybrid Resins. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2007), 104, 2633-2636.

                                    2006:

                                    1. Boonstra, M.; Pizzi, A.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M.; Pichelin, F. Vibration welding of heat-treated wood. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2006), 20(4), 359-369.  
                                    2. Ganne-Chedeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Pichelin, F. Parameters of wood welding: a study with infrared thermography. Holzforschung (2006), 60(4), 434-438.   
                                    3. Pichelin, F.; Nakatani, M.; Pizzi, A.; Wieland, S.; Despres, A.; Rigolet, S. Structural beams from thick wood panels bonded industrially with formaldehyde-free tannin adhesives. Forest Prod. J. (2006), 56(5), 31-36.     
                                    4. Wieland, S.; Pizzi, A.; Hill, S.; Grigsby, W.; Pichelin, F.  The Reaction in Water of UF Resins with Isocyanates at Short Curing Times: A 13C NMR Investigation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2006), 100, 1624-1632.  

                                    2005:

                                    1. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Leban, J.-M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Pizzi, A. Temperature and density distribution in Mechanical Vibration Wood Welding. Wood Sci. Technol. (2005), 40(1), 72-76.   
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Pizzi, A.; Thomas, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Bocquet, J.-F.; Despres, A.; Mansouri, H. Parameter interactions, two-block welding and the wood nail concept in wood dowels welding. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2005), 19(13/14), 1157-1174.   
                                    3. Kanazawa, F.; Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Delmotte, L.; Pichelin, F. Parameters influencing wood-dowel welding by high-speed rotation. J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. (2005), 19(12), 1025-1038.
                                    4. Leban, J.M.; Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Gelhaye, P.; Rose, C. Wood welding: A challenging alternative to conventional wood gluing. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research (2005), 20, 534-538.   
                                    5. Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Zanetti, M.; Pichelin, F.; Wieland, S.; Properzi, M. Surface finishes by mechanically induced wood surface fusion. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2005), 63(4), 251-255.   
                                    6. Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Wieland, S.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M. Influence of grain direction in Vibrational Wood welding. Holzforschung (2005), 59(1), 23-27.   
                                    7. Wieland, S.; Shi, B.; Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Stampanoni, M.; Abela, R.; Lu, X.; Pichelin, F. Vibration welding of wood: x-ray Tomography, additives Radical concentration. Forest Products Journal (2005), 55(1), 84-87.   

                                    2004:

                                    1. Gfeller, B.; Lehmann, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Zanetti, M.; Pizzi, A.; Delmotte, L. Interior wood joints by mechanical friction welding of wood surfaces. Forest Products J. (2004), 54(7/8), 72-79.   
                                    2. Gfeller, B.; Pizzi, A.; Zanetti, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M.; Delmotte, L. Solid wood joints by in situ welding of structural wood constituents. Holzforschung (2004), 58(1), 45-52.   
                                    3. Gfeller, B.; Properzi, M.; Zanetti, M.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M.; Delmotte, L. Wood bonding by mechanically-induced in situ welding of polymeric structural wood constituents. J.Appl.Polymer Sci. (2004), 92, 243-251.   
                                    4. Leban, J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Wieland, S.; Zanetti, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. X-ray microdensitometry analyses of vibration-welded wood.J.Adhesion Sci.Techn. (2004), 18(6), 673-685.   
                                    5. Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Kanazawa, F.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. Wood dowels bonding by high speed rotation welding.J.Adhesion Sci. Techn. (2004), 18, 1263-1278.        

                                    2003:

                                    1. George, B.; Simon, C; Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Elbez, G. Comparative creep characteristics of structural glulam wood adhesives. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2003), 61(1), 79-80.
                                    2. Gfeller, B.; Zanetti, M.; Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M.; Delmotte, L. Wood bonding by vibrational welding. J.Adhesion Sci.Techn. (2003), 17(11), 1573-1589.   
                                    3. Pizzi, A.; Beaujean, M.; Zhao, C.; Properzi, M; Huang, Z. Acetals-induced strength increases ad lower resin contents in MUF and PF wood adhesives. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2003), 61, 419-422.   
                                    4. Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M.; Zanetti, M.; Pichelin, F. Mechanically-induced wood welding. Maderas Ciencia Y Tecnologia (2003), 5(2), 101-106.   
                                    5. Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Uzielli, L. Comparative wet wood gluing performance of different types of glulam wood adhesives. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (2003), 61(1), 77-78.  

                                     

                                    Other publications (conference proceedings and technical papers)

                                    2016:

                                    1. Clerc G, Brülisauer M, Affolter S, et al (2016) Characterization of the ageing process of one-component polyurethane moisture curing wood adhesive. In: Eberhardsteiner J, Winter W, Fadai A, Pöll M (eds) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016). TU Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp 510–517
                                    2. Grosse C., Thevenon M., Noel M., and Gerardin P. (2016) Optimising wood chemical modification with lactic acid oligomers by screening of processing conditions and chemical additives. In: Proceedings of the 47th IRG Annual Meeting. IRG Secretariat, Lisbon, Portugal, pp 1–14
                                    3. Lehmann M, Schlegel S, Ammann S, et al (2016) Investigation of the Bond Quality of Semi Industrially Produced Ash Glulam. In: Eberhardsteiner J, Winter W, Fadai A, Pöll M (eds) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016). TU Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp 616–621
                                    4. Niemz P, Ammann S (2016) Mechanical performance of glue joints in structural hardwood elements. In: Eberhardsteiner J, Winter W, Fadai A, Pöll M (eds) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016). TU Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp 494–501
                                    5. Niemz, V. P., Clerc, G., Springkämper, K., Lehmann, M., Garbiel, J., Amen, C., … Pichelin, F. (2016). Verklebung von Eschenholz. Holz-Zentralblatt, (46), 1130.
                                    6. Niemz, P. (2016). Einfluss von Feuchteschwankungen bei Verklebungen. Holz-Zentralblatt, (50), 1219–1221.
                                    7. Sigrist C, Lehmann M (2016) Mechanical properties of glulam produced from visually graded boards. In: Eberhardsteiner J, Winter W, Fadai A, Pöll M (eds) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016). TU Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp 968–975
                                    8. Wang X, Hagman O, Sundqvist B, et al (2016) Impact of cold temperatures on the shear strength of Norway spruce and scots pine joints with different glues. In: Eberhardsteiner J, Winter W, Fadai A, Pöll M (eds) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016). TU Verlag, Vienna, Austria, pp 486–493

                                    2015:

                                    1. Bachtiar E V, Sanabria SJ, Niemz P (2015) Elastic characteristics of wood by means of ultrasonic waves and mechanical test. In: Bouffard J-F, Blanchet P (eds) Proceedings ISCHP 2015. ISCHP, Quebec City, Canada, pp 4–11
                                    2. Baensch F, Sause MGR, Brunner AJ, Niemz P (2015) Damage evolution in wood - pattern recognition based on acoustic emission (AE) frequency spectra. In: Kaliske M, Eberhardsteiner J (eds) Euromech Colloquium 556: Theoretical, Numerical and Experimental Analyses in Wood Mechanics. Institut für Statik und Dynamik der Tragwerke, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany, pp 357–365
                                    3. Bianchi S, Mayer I, Pichelin F (2015) Chemische Eigenschaften von Rindenextrakten und Einsatz daraus hergestellter tanninbasierter Klebstoffe. In: IHD (ed) 11. Holzwerkstoffkolloquium. Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH (IHD), Dresden, Germany, pp 64–74
                                    4. Brunner AJ, Baensch F, Sause MGR, et al (2015) Schallemissionsanalyse und Synchrotron- basierte Mikrotomografie an verklebten Miniatur-Zugprüfkörpern aus Fichtenholz. In: Bohse J, Purschke M (eds) 20. Kolloquium Schallenemission. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung E.V., Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany, pp 1–8
                                    5. Fitzken J, Vinci D, Niro M, et al (2015) Development of medium an low density fibreboards made of milled coconut hust and bound with formaldehyde free tannin-based adhesive. In: Spear M (ed) Proceedings of the International Panel Products Symposium 2015. Bangor University, Llandudno, Wales, UK, pp 115–125
                                    6. Mayer I, Nie Y (2015) Fully Automated, On-line Micro-Scale Chamber Method for determination of Volatile Organic Compound emissions from Building Products. In: 17th Workshop “Geruch und Emissionen bei Kunststoffen“. Institut für Kunstofftechnik, Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany, pp 1–8
                                    7. Niemz P (2015) China investiert viel in die Ausbildung. Holz-Zentralblatt 848.
                                    8. Niemz P (2015) In-situ-Untersuchungen an Holzproben mittels Synchrotron-Tomographie In-situ Synchrotron based micro-tomography on wood samples. In: 3. Holzanatomisches Kolloquium. TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany,
                                    9. Niemz P, Ozyhar T, Hering S, Sonderegger W (2015) Moisture Dependent Physical-Mechanical Properties From Beech Wood in the Main Directions. In: Gurau L, Campean M, Ispas M (eds) International Conference “Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium” - ICWSE 2015. Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania, pp 29–34
                                    10. Niemz P, Ozyhar T, Hering S, Sonderegger W (2015a) MOISTURE DEPENDENT PHYSICAL-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FROM BEECH WOOD IN THE MAIN DIRECTIONS. In: Ralph J, Komatsu K (eds) Proceedings of the IAWPS 2015. University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,
                                    11. Niemz P, Zauner M, Brunner AJ (2015b) In - situ Synchrotron based micro - tomography and acoustic emission measurement of Norway spruce samples under tensile load. In: Ross R, Gonçalves R (eds) 19th. International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of wood. Brazilian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
                                    12. Thoemen H, Viemeister D (2015) Bestimmung der Klebstoffverteilung im industriellen Holzwerkstoffprozess. In: IHD (ed) 11. Holzwerkstoffkolloquium. Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnützige GmbH (IHD), Dresden, Germany, pp 110–116
                                    13. Yoon Y, Smole J, Rhême M, et al (2015) Solid State Polylactide-Poly( Methyl Methacrylate) Precursors for the in-Line Production of Foam Core Sandwich Structures. In: 20th International Conference on Composite Materials. Copenhagen, Danemark, pp 19–24

                                    2014:

                                    1. Geers, C.; Rodríguez-Lorenzo, L.; Placencia Peña, M.I, Brodard, P.; Volkmer, T.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A. Visualization of gold/silver nanostars in wood by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Proceedings of the 45th IRG Annual Meeting (ISSN 2000-8953) (2014), (11-15 May, Las Vegas, USA)   
                                    2. Lehmann, M.; Volkmer, T. Influence of micro structured surface on the bond quality of hardwood. Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2014), (August 10-14, Quebec City, Canada)   
                                    3. Lehmann, M.; Froidevaux, J.; Pichelin, F. Structural light weight construction panel based on beech wood. Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2014), (August 10-14, Quebec City, Canada)   
                                    4. Lehmann, M.; Volkmer, T. Investigation of the Bond Quality of Hardwoods with Micro Structured Surfaces. Proceedings of the 68th FPS International Convention (2014), (August 10-13, Quebec City, Canada).   
                                    5. Mayer, I. Gerüche und Emissionen von Parkett- und Steinbodenölen. 16th Workshop “Geruch und Emissionen bei Kunststoffen“, Institut für Kunstofftechnik, Universität Kassel  (2014), 111-119, (March 24-25, Kassel Germany).
                                    6. Sigrist, C.; Lehmann, M. Potential of CLT produced from non-structural grade Australian Pinus Radiata. Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2014), (August 10-14, Quebec City, Canada)
                                    7. Smole, J. Low Temperature Curing Adhesives for the Manufacturing of Wood-Based Composites. 5th International Student Conference Project: „SPRUNGBRETT“ proceedings (2014), 35-41, (June 5.-7., Ohrid, Macedonia)   

                                    2013:

                                    1. Kaiser, P. Usability of agricultural residues out of the corn harvest in the panel production. 9th International Scientific Conference on Production Engineering – Development and modernization of production (2013), 689-694, (September 26.-29., Budva, Montenegro).  
                                    2. Schär, M.; Noël, M.; Mayer, I.; von Arx U.; Felder, R.; Selbmann, K.-H. UV LED curing of clear varnish. Advances in Printing and Media Technology, Proceedings of the 40th International Research Conference of iarigai (2013), 139-146, (September, Chemnitz, Germany).   
                                    3. Strautmann, J.; Noël, M.; Volkmer, T. Surface qualification of weathered wood. Joint COST FP0904 & FP1006 International Proceeding of the Workshop on characterization of modified wood in relation to wood bonding and coating performance (2013), 157-166, (October 16-18, Rogla, Slovenia)  

                                    2012:

                                    1. Bianchi, S. Faserplatten und Dämmmaterialien aus Holzschliff. Eine Analyse der technologischen Machbarkeit. Konferenzband „Sprungbrett“- Internationale Studierendenkonferenz, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau (2012), 1-9, (Oktober 10, Biel, Schweiz).
                                    2. Brunner, M.; Lehmann, M. Bending Tests on the Continuous Glulam Beam. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2012), (July 15-19, Auckland, New Zealand)   
                                    3. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Volkmer, T.; Letsch, B.; Lehmann, M. Measures for the maintenance of untreated wood facades. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2012), (July 15-19, Auckland, New Zealand)  
                                    4. Lehmann, M.; Vallée, T.; Rautenstrauch, K. Testing and Modelling of Prestressed Timber Beams Using a Multi Surface Plasticity Model. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2012), (July 15-19, Auckland, New Zealand)   
                                    5. Schwaller, P.; Zehnder, S.; von Arx, U.; Neuenschwander. B. Influence of the pre-treatment of glass substrates on Laser-Induced backside Wet Etching using NIR Nanosecond-Pulses and Cu-based solutions. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies ALT’12 (2012), 295-296, (September 2-6, Thun, Switzerland) . .
                                    6. Sigrist, C.; Lehmann, M. An Integral Production Chain to Reliably Produce Glued Laminated Timber. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2012), (July 15-19, Auckland, New Zealand)   
                                    7. Sigrist, C.; Lehmann, M. Development of a Cross Laminated, Post Tensioned Bridge Deck. Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2012), (July 15-19, Auckland, New Zealand)   
                                    8. Zehnder, S.; Schwaller, P.; von Arx, U.; Neuenschwander, B. Laser-induced chemical liquid-phase deposition of copper on transparent substrates. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies ALT’12 (2012), 295-296, (September 2-6, Thun, Switzerland).

                                    2011:

                                    1. Letsch, B.; Volkmer, T.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Werterhaltung von unbehandelten Holzfassaden. Schweizer Holzbau (2011), 6, 24-29.
                                    2. Placencia Peña, M.I.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F. Linear friction welding for wood, a parameters study for up-scaled assemblies. CIMAD 11 – 1º Congresso Ibero-LatinoAmericano da Madeira na Construção (2011), (June 7-9, Coimbra, Portugal).
                                    3. Rosenkranz, A.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M.; Job, C.; Tata Kimeng, H.; Mustapha, S.; Nduka, O. E.; Aghaegbusi Mgbemene, C. Nigerian agricultural waste products for the production of particleboard. Italic 6 - Science & Technology of Biomass: Advances and Challenges (2011), (September 5-8, Viterbo, Italy).
                                    4. Zürcher, E. Dufthölzer  -  Bäume an deren Duft erkennen. Schweizerische Beiträge zur Dendrologie (2011), 61-62 / 2009-2010, 103-104.

                                    2010:

                                    1. Barbu, M.C.; Lüdtke, J.; Thoemen, H.; Welling, J. Innovative production of wood-based lightweight panels. Proceedings of the 1rst conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries (2010), 115-122, (October 7-8, Kuchl, Austria).
                                    2. Barbu, M.C.; Lüdtke, J.; Thoemen, H.; Welling, J. New technology for the continuous production of wood-based lightweight panels. Proceedings of the International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – Timber Committee (2010), (October 11-14, Geneva, Switzerland).  
                                    3. Froidevaux, J. ; Müller, M. ; Kühnen, R. ; Fioravanti, M. ; Uzielli, L. ; Gril, J. ; Navi, P. 3D visco-elastic modeling of hygral deformation of panel paintings and the experiments. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of COST Action IE0601 “Wood Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (2010), (October 20-22, Izmir, Turkey).  
                                    4. Froidevaux, J.; Volkmer, T.; Anheuser, K.; Navi, P. Viscoelasticity behavior of modern and aged wood. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of COST Action IE0601 “Wood Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (2010), (October 20-22, Izmir, Turkey).  
                                    5. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Mayer, I.; Ropp, J.; Pichelin, F. Thermal decontamination of railway sleepers for recycling. Changes in mechanical wood properties. Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy).
                                    6. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Volkmer, T.; Letsch, B. Nachhaltige Reinigung von unbehandelten Holzfassaden – Ergebnisse  aus laufenden Forschungsprojekten. 42. SAH Fortbildungskurs (2010), 241-251, (October 26-27, Weinfelden, Switzerland)  
                                    7. Lehmann, M.; Brunner, M.; Kraft, S. Higher Load Bearing Capabilities with Elastic Glue Lines for Glulam. Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy)
                                    8. Lehmann, M.; Brunner, M.; Kraft, S.; Fankhauser, U.; Richter, K. Super Glulam: A Flexible Adhesive Layer Boosts the Bending Resistance of Glulam. Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy)
                                    9. Lehmann, M.; Grosse, M.; Tannert, T. Multi Surface Plasticity Model for Timber Bending Member. Proceedings of the 4th ECCM (2010), (May 16-21, Paris, France)  
                                    10. Letsch, B.; Volkmer, T.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Reinigung von unbehandelten Holzfassaden. Holzbaumarkschweiz (2010), 5, September/October, 12-14.
                                    11. Mayer, I. Ist die Luft rein? – Emissionen aus lackierten Oberflächen in die Innenraumluft. InteriorDays (2010), 132-139, (16-17 September, Biel, Switzerland).
                                    12. Mayer, I.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; von Arx, U.; Ropp, J.; Pichelin, F. Thermal decontamination of railway sleepers for recycling. Removal of creosote oil. Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy).
                                    13. Mayer, I.; Hunger, K.; von Arx, U.;  Wörle, M.; Hubert, V.; Petrak, G.; Lehmann, E. A new approach to cost-effective on-site measurement of pesticide emissions from individual wooden object. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of COST Action IE0601 “Wood Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (2010), (October 20-22, Izmir, Turkey).
                                    14. Mayer, I.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Hunger, K.; Koch, G.; Lehmann, E.; von Arx, U.; Pichelin, F. Thermal treatment of beechwood railway sleepers for recycling. Changes in wood microstructure and mechanical properties. COST Action FP0802 Workshop (2010), (5-8 October, Hamburg, Germany).
                                    15. Navi, P. COST Action FP0904, Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behaviour and processing. Proceedings of the COST Strategic Workshop of “Principles and Development of Bio-Inspired Materials, Eds. S. E. Tschegg and R. Siedel (2010), 84-85, (April 13-15, Vienna, Austria)
                                    16. Navi, P. Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical behaviour of wood and Processing, Cost Action FP0904. Proceedings of the 1rst conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Biobased Products Industries (2010), 123-128, (October 7-8, Kuchl, Austria).
                                    17. Negro, F.; Cremonini, C.; Properzi, M.; Zanuttini, R. Sound absorption coefficient of perforated plywood: an experimental case study. Proceedings of the 11th Wolrd Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy).
                                    18. Rautkari, L.; Hughes, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. Properties and chemical changes of surface densified wood. Proceedings of the 11th Wolrd Conference on Timber Engineering (2010), (June 20-24, Riva del Garda, Italy).
                                    19. Rhême, M.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Navi, P. Soudage du bois : Avancées technologiques et futurs challenges. Proceedings of Matériaux 2010 (2010), (October 18-22, Nantes, France). 
                                    20. Shalbafan, A.; Lüdtke, J.; Welling, J.; Thoemen, H. Multi–layered lightweight panels made by in-process foaming: comparison of core materials. Proceedings of the International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – Timber Committee (2010), (October 11-14, Geneva, Switzerland).   
                                    21. Thoemen, H.; Gonin, M.-A. European Master Programs in Wood Science and Technology. Proceedings of the International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – Timber Committee (2010), (October 11-14, Geneva, Switzerland).  
                                    22. Wörle, M.; Hubert, V.; Hildbrand, E.; Hunger, K.; Lehmann, E.; Mayer, I.; Petrak, G.; von Arx, U.; Wülfert, S. Evaluation of two methods for the decontamination of pesticide contaminated wooden museum objects: an analytical approach. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of COST Action IE0601 “Wood Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (2010), (October 20-22, Izmir, Turkey).
                                    23. Zürcher, E. Holzgeruch - eine unbeachtete, jedoch wirksame Eigenschaft. Bündner Wald (2010), 6, 69 – 74.
                                    24. Zürcher, E., Rogenmoser, C. Considering reversible variations in wood Properties: possible applications in the choice of the tree-felling Date? Proceedings of the International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – Timber Committee (2010), (October 11-14, Geneva, Switzerland).  
                                    25. Zürcher, E.; Schlaepfer, R.; Giudici, F.; Conedera, M. Fasi lunari e proprietà del legno - Una sperimentazione sull’effetto della data di abbattimento. Sherwood (2010), 163 (Maggio 2010), 13-17.

                                    2009:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Lehmann, M. FRP-Prestressed Timber: Losses in Prestressing Force due to Elastic, Creep and Shrinkage Deformations of the timber. International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (2009), 9 (July 13-15, Sydney, Australia).
                                    2. Brunner, M.; Schnüriger, M.; Roemer, M. Holz-Beton-Platten mit Klebeverbund. In: Zukunft Holz – Statusbericht zum aktuellen Stand der Verwendung von Holz und Holzprodukten im Bauwesen und Evaluierung künftiger Entwicklungspotential, Institut für Holzbau Hochschule Biberach (2009), 705-710.
                                    3. Brunner, M.; Zürcher, E. Holzbrückenbau in Afrika: Neue Wege für Ghana. Schweizer Holzbau (2009), 4, 19-21.
                                    4. Donzé, M. ; Brunner, M. Elastisch nachgiebige Klebefuge für Brettschichtholz. In: Zukunft Holz – Statusbericht zum aktuellen Stand der Verwendung von Holz und Holzprodukten im Bauwesen und Evaluierung künftiger Entwicklungspotential, Institut für Holzbau Hochschule Biberach (2009), 819-824.
                                    5. Ganne-Chédeville, C. Schweissen von Holz. In: Zukunft Holz – Statusbericht zum aktuellen Stand der Verwendung von Holz und Holzprodukten im Bauwesen und Evaluierung künftiger Entwicklungspotential, Institut für Holzbau Hochschule Biberach (2009), 845-850.
                                    6. Kümmin, P.; Niemz P.; Pichelin, F. Einfluss der Holzfeuchte auf die Verklebungsgüte. Holz-Zentrallblatt (2009), 6, 164.
                                    7. Lehmann, M. Verstärkung von Holz mittels vorgespannten CFK-Lamellen. Fortbildungskurs Der SAH: Werkstoffkombinationen – ein Mehrwert für Holz (2009), 41 (October 27-28, Weinfelden, Switzerland).
                                    8. Lehmann, M.; Valle, T.; Tanner, T.; Brunner, M. Adhesively Bonded Joints Composed of Wooden Load-Bearing Elements. International Conference on Fracture (2009), 12(July 12-17, Ottawa, Canada).
                                    9. Letsch, B. Forschungsprojekt Fassaden. Holzbaumarktschweiz (2009), 1, Dezember, 12-13.
                                    10. Mayer I. Divergencias de color en Black Cherry aumentan. Holz-Zentralblatt. Holz-Zentrallblatt (2009), Edición especial en lengua española por la „Fimma-Maderalia“, November, 20-21.
                                    11. Mayer, I.; Hunger, K.; von Arx, U.; Wörle, M.; Hubert, V.; Petrak, G.; Lehmann, E.: Destructive and non-destructive methods for the evaluation of chlorinated pesticides concentration and emissions from wooden art objects. COST IE0601 International Conference on Wood Cultural Heritage: Evaluation of Deterioration and Management of Change (2009), (October 7-10, Hamburg, Germany)       
                                    12. Navi, P.; Sedighi-Gilani, M. Micromechanics of wood Fiber under axial tension; experiment and modeling. Proceedings of the Paper Mechanics Workshop on “Single Fiber Testing and Modeling” of the COST Action FP0802, Innventia (2009) (November 4-5, Stockholm, Sweden).
                                    13. Negro, F.; Cremonini, C.; Properzi, M.; Zanuttini, R. Dimensional changes and sound absorption properties of an aluminium-foam cored WBP. COST E49 (2009), (April 28-29, Istanbul, Turkey).
                                    14. Rauscher, R.; Spang, F.; Lehmann, M.; Vallée, T. Strength Prediction of a Joint Composed of a Pultruded FRP Tube Bonded to an FRP Lamella. International Conference on Composite Materials (2009), 17(July 27-29, Edinburgh Scotland).
                                    15. Rhême, M.; Rehm, K.; Letsch, B.; Oesch, C.; McGeehan, B.; Schindler, L. Influence of selected substrate characteristics on the powder coating of wood and timber materials. Decor Surfaces Conference (2009), 161-168, (April 1-3, Barcelona, Spain).
                                    16. Valle, T.; Tanner, T.; Lehmann, M.; Brunner, M. Probabilistic Strength Prediction of Adhesively Bonded Joints Composed of Wooden Adherends. International Conference on Fracture (2009), 12(July 12-17, Ottawa, Canada).
                                    17. Volkmer, T.; Höltschi, C. Holzfassaden verändern ihre Farbe. Applica, Die Zeitschrift für das Maler- und Gipsergewerbe (2009), 5, 12-16.
                                    18. Volkmer, T.; Höltschi, C. Zahn der Zeit. Immobilia (2009), 6, 37-38.
                                    19. Volkmer, T.; von Arx, U.; Properzi, M.; Mayer, I.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Die Natur als Inspiration. Glaswelt (2009), 3, 36-37.
                                    20. von Arx, U.; Die Natur als Inspiration. Die Baustellen, Fachzeitschrift für Hoch-/Tief- und Spezialbau (2009), 1, 42-43.
                                    21. Von Arx, U.; Mayer, I. Schön dauerhaft – dauerhaft schön. Dauerhafte, transparente Fassadenbeschichtungen. Schreinerzeitung (2009), 49, Dezember, 10-12.
                                    22. Zürcher, E.; Rogenmoser, C.; Quartey, G. Zur Vielfalt der Arten, Strukturen und Eigenschaften tropischer Hölzer: Wenig bekannte Holzarten Westafrikas. Conference SAH Exploring Biodiversity at the Wood Level (2009), (April 22, St.Loup, Switzerland), Published in: Holzforschung Schweiz, Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Holzforschung SAH (2009), 17(2), 12-14
                                    23. Zürcher, E.; Schlaepfer, R.; Conedera, M.; Giudici, F. Mondphasenkorrelierte Variationen im Trocknungsverhalten von Fichte (Picea abies Karst.) und Edelkastanie (Castanea sativa Mill.). Holzforschung Schweiz, Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Holzforschung SAH (2009), 17(2), 15-19

                                    2008:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Donze, M. Glulam reborn: a flexible adhesive interface to increase the bending resistance of glulam. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2008), 10(June 2-5, Miyazaki, Japan).
                                    2. Brunner, M.; Schnueriger, M.; Lehmann, M. Strengthening glulam beams with prestressed multilayer FRP carbon laminates. Final Conference COST E34 Bonding of Timber (2008), 144-155, (May 6-7, Sopron, Hungary). ISBN: 978-963-9364-97-4.
                                    3. Brunner, M.; Zürcher, E.; Reinhard, M.; Kankam, C.K.; Appiah-Kubi, E. WAWABIMA - Outstanding mechanical properties of some lesser known timber species in Ghana. International Conference Research on lesser known timber species for bridge construction (2008), 53-58, (September 8-11, Accra, Ghana).
                                    4. Cremonini, C.; Negro, F.; Properzi, M.; Zanuttini, R. Wood-based composites in marine craft: the state of the art in Italy. COST E49 conference: Lightweight wood-based composites. Production, properties and usage (2008), 15-33, (June 23-25, Bled, Slovenia).
                                    5. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Duchanois, G.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M. Evaluation of the fracture toughness of wood welded connections: measurement of the energy release rate by the method of experimental compliance. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2008), 10(June 2-5, Miyazaki, Japan).
                                    6. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Leban, J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F. Interface microstructure development during wood welding. Final Conference COST E34 Bonding of Timber (2008), (May 6-7, Sopron, Hungary). ISBN: 978-963-9364-97-4.
                                    7. Hurst, A. Holzhausbau in anderen Klimaregionen. Fortbildungskurs der Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Holzforschung (2008), 40 , 255-264 (October, 28-29, Weinfelden, Switzerland). ISBN: 978-3-906703-21-3
                                    8. Lehmann, M.; Brunner, M.; Schober, K. U.; Rautenstrauch, K. Testing and Numerical Simulation of Prestressed CFRP Reinforced Timber Structures. Final Conference COST E34 Bonding of Timber (2008), (May 6-7, Sopron, Hungary). ISBN: 978-963-9364-97-4.
                                    9. Lehmann, M.; Ductile Adhesive Interface for Glulam. Holzbau Forschung und Praxis (2008), (March 5-6, Stuttgart, Germany).
                                    10. Lehmann, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, P. Strengthening of timber structures using pre-stressed carbon fibre lamellas. MEDACHS Conference (2008), 1(January 20-23, Lisbon, Portugal).
                                    11. Navi, P.; Pichelin F. Difficulties of the Modelling of Wood Forming Processes. Dresdner Werkzeugmaschinen-Fachseminar (2008), 13(December 11-12, Dresden, Germany) .
                                    12. Properzi, M.; Pattis, R.; Pichelin, F. Wood Ash as a resource for the production of innovative composite materials. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2008), 10(June 2-5, Miyazaki, Japan).
                                    13. Quartey, G.A.; Zürcher, E. Durability Investigations of lesser-known Ghanaian Wood Species. International Conference Research on lesser known timber species for bridge construction (2008), 41-45, (September 8-11, Accra, Ghana).
                                    14. Rautkari, L.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Hughes, M. An innovative thermo densification method for wooden surfaces. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2008), 10(June 2-5, Miyazaki, Japan).
                                    15. Richter, K.; Lehmann, M.; Properzi, M. Long-Term behaviour of pre-stressed timber-CFRP composites. Final Conference COST E34 Bonding of Timber (2008), (May 6-7, Sopron, Hungary). ISBN: 978-963-9364-97-4.
                                    16. Zürcher, E.; Rogenmoser, C. Exploring Biodiversity at the Wood Level – Timber identification and structure-properties relationships. International Conference Research on lesser known timber species for bridge construction (2008), 29-40, (September 8-11, Accra, Ghana).

                                    2007:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Engels, I. The search for an adhesive to grant glulam ductile behaviour. SEMC International Conference (2007), (10-12 September, Cape Town, South Africa).
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Pichelin F.  Holzschweißen: Holz verbinden, schnell und ohne Leim – Aktueller Stand der neuen Verbindungstechnologie. Holz-Zentrallblatt (2007), 40, 1109-1110.
                                    3. Lehmann, M.; Clénin, R.; Richter, K.; Properzi, M. Kohlefaserlamellen zur Verstärkung von Holzbalken. Baublatt (2007), 41, 28-30.
                                    4. Lehmann, M.; Clénin, R.; Richter, K.; Properzi, M. Kohlefaserlamellen zur Verstärkung von Holzbalken. Der Bauingenieur (2007), 10, 28-32.
                                    5. Stevanovic, T.; Resch, L.; Despres, A.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Pizzi, A.; Bocquet, J.-F.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. Comparison of rotational and linear welding of different wood materials. International Lignin Institute – ILI Forum (2007), 8(Rome).    

                                    2006:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Pirmin, J. On the increasing importance of tensile loading perpendicular to the grain in some new timber products. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2006), (August 6-10, Portland, USA).
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Pichelin, F. Parameters of wood welding: a study with infrared thermography. Ecowood International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible forest products (2006), 2(September 20-22, Oporto, Portugal).
                                    3. Lehmann, M.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Triboulot, P. Pre-stressed FRP for the in-situ strengthening of timber structures. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2006), (August 6-10, Portland, USA).
                                    4. Pizzi, A.; Leban, J.-M.; Ganne-Chedéville, C.; Properzi, M.; Delmotte, L.; Pichelin, F.  Le soudage du bois par friction. Les techniques de l’Ingénieur (2006), Innovation 59.
                                    5. Properzi, M.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Tondi, G.; Pichelin, F.  Wood bonding by melting of non-toxic fillers using linear friction welding. Ecowood International Conference on Environmentally-Compatible forest products (2006), 2(September 20-22, Oporto, Portugal).
                                    6. Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A.; Resch, L.; Bocquet, J.-F.; Pichelin, F.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Latest development in the field of wood welding. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2006), (August 6-10, Portland, USA).

                                    2005:

                                    1. Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F. Wood Bonding by Vibrational and Rotational Friction Welding. Conference Wood Adhesives (2005), (San Diego, USA).
                                    2. Properzi, M.; Wieland, S.; Pichelin, F.; Gfeller, B. LWVT, an Innovative Wood Bonding Technique. Conference Wood Adhesives (2005), (San Diego, USA) .
                                    3. Wieland, S.; Properzi, M.; Pichelin, F.; Gfeller, B. Einsatz des linearen Vibrationsschweissens in der Holz Industrie. Frauenhofer WKI Workshop: Klebstoffe für Holzprodukte (2005), (November 10-11, Braunschweig, Germany).

                                    2004 :

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Schnueriger, M. Strengthening of timber beams with prestressed artificial fibers: development of a suitable adhesive technology. International Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-composites Elements for Building (2004), 45-50, (October, Florence, Italy). ISBN 88-901660-1-0  
                                    2. Properzi, M., Wieland, S.; Pichelin, F.; Gfeller B. Welding of wood, a new challenge for the wood industry. International Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-composites Elements for Building (2004), 151-158, (October, Florence, Italy). ISBN 88-901660-1-0

                                    2003 :

                                    1. Zanetti, M. ; Pizzi, A.; Pichelin, F.; Properzi, M.; Lehmann, M.; Gfeller, B. Encollage par soudage du bois massif. Annales des 6èmes journées scientifiques de la forêt et du bois (2003), (Juin 2003, CTBA France).  

                                    2002:

                                    1. Properzi, M.; Pizzi, A. Comparative behavior of exterior wood Adhesives for high MC timber gluing. International Symposium on Wood Based Material (2002), (19th and 20th September, Wien, Austria).

                                    2000:

                                    1. Gerber, C.; Gfeller B. Joint connection with welded thermoplastic dowels & Wood Welding Technologies. World Conference on Timber Engineering (2000), 6 (Whistler Resort, British Columbia, Canada, July 31 - August 3).

                                     

                                    Scientific Reports and Thesis


                                    2016:

                                    1. Depnering, T. (2016). The Influence of Inorganic Fibre Substitutes on the Mechanical, Combustion and Emission Properties of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Panels. [confidential]. MSc. Thesis, Bern University of Applied Sciences.
                                    2. Hofmann, F. (2016). Production of particle boards with recycled wood: Influence of the particle preparation process on board production and properties. [confidential]. MSc. Thesis, Bern University of Applied Sciences.
                                    3. Homerin, B. (2016). Numerical investigation of a wooden spring system [confidential]. MSc. Thesis, Bern University of Applied Sciences.
                                    4. Kyriazopoulos, M. (2016). Development and analysis of tannin-based adhesives for the production of boards made of coconut husk. MSc. Thesis, Bern University of Applied Sciences.

                                    2015:

                                    1. Campiche S, Ganne-Chédeville C, Volkmer T, et al (2015) Ecotoxicity of wood preservatives: Current knowledge and evaluation of potential toxicity for soil organisms. Report for the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment (FOEN).
                                    2. Lehmann M (2015) Investigations of the Loadbearing Behaviour of Timber Bending Beams Reinforced Using Prestressed CFRP-Lamellas. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
                                    3. Niemz, P., Lehmann, M., Clerc, G. (2015) Esche Verklebung: Ergänzende Untersuchungen zur Optimierung der Verklebung von Eschenholz für den Einsatz als Brettschichtholz im konstruktiven Holzbau, scientific report BAFU project

                                    2014:

                                    1. Navi, P. Optimized Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behavior and Processing for Improved Material and Product Properties. COST Projekt SERI number C11.0127.
                                    2. Barbotin, S. Micro-preparation of wooden samples to study the distribution of natural glue systems in wood. MSc. Thesis, EPFL, Lausanne, Suisse (2014)
                                    3. Böger, T. Panels Manufactured from Coconut Husk without Adhesive: Analysis of the Technical Feasibility. MSc. Thesis, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz. (2014) [confidential]
                                    4. Rambert, D. Effet du prétraitement à l’hydroxyde d’ammonium sur les propriétés mécaniques et la couleur de l’épicéa traité thermiquement. MSc. Thesis, Haute école spécialisée bernoise, Architecture, bois et génie civil, Bienne, Suisse.(2014)
                                    5. Rhême, M. Strength and fracture characterization of welded wood joints : Effects of moisture and mixt mode loadings. PhD, Thesis N° 6289, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014)
                                    6. Smole, J. Low Temperature Curing Adhesives for the Manufacturing of Wood-Based Composites. MSc. Thesis, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Architecture, Wood and Civil engineering, Biel, Switzerland. (2014)

                                    2013:

                                    1. Kaiser, P. Verwendbarkeit von Agrarreststoffen aus der Maisernte zur Herstellung plattenförmiger Werkstoffe. MSc. Thesis, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz. (2013).
                                    2. Pichelin, F. Welding for Wood: investigation of phenomena for technology update. Swiss National Science Foundation, Sinergia Project (2013). CRSI22_127467/1
                                    3. Placencia Peña, M. I. , Ganne-Chédeville, C. ; Volkmer, T. Mineralization of Wood - Feasibility study of the mineralization of wood. Scientific Report CTI (2013).
                                    4. Viehmeister, D. Untersuchungen der Klebstoffverteilung auf Holzfasern und Entwicklung von Optimierungsansätzen in einem Holzwerkstoffwerk. MSc Thesis, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz. (2013)

                                    2012:

                                    1. Bianchi, S. Fiberboard and Insulation Material made of Groundwood Fibres: An Analysis of the Technological Feasibility. MSc Thesis, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz. (2012)
                                    2. Froidevaux, J. Wood and paint layers aging and risk analysis of ancient panel painting, PhD Thesis, Laboratoire de mécanique et génie civil, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France (2012), 2012MON20032.  
                                    3. Ganne-Chédeville, C. ; Noël, M. ; Volkmer, T.; von Arx, U. Multicoat - Multifunctional and transparent coatings for wooden outdoor applications. Scientific Report CTI (2012).

                                    2011:

                                    1.  Rosenkranz, A. Production of composite panels based on different raw materials with a tannin‐based adhesive, Msc Thesis, Berner Fachhochschule, Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz (2011) .
                                    2. Properzi, M.; Pattis, R.; Pichelin, F. CTI FoamReact, Scientific Report KTI (2011).  

                                    2010:

                                    1. Steiger, B.; Maillard, A.; Graf, E.; von Arx, U. Delamination: Untersuchung zum Mechanismus des Versagens von Klebefugen unter Langzeitbeanspruchung und deren Früherkennung. COST E53 Scientific Report (2010).
                                    2. Pattis, R. Utilisation des polyuréthanes recyclés comme substitut des colles PMDI dans la production des panneaux dérivés bois, PhD Thesis, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le Matériau Bois, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France (2010), 2010NAN10030.   
                                    3. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Volkmer, T.; Letsch, B. Massnahmen zum Unterhalt von unbehandelten Holzfassaden. Wissenschaftlichen Bericht BAFU nr.2009.05 (2010).

                                    2009:

                                    1. Froidevaux, J. Simulation of the mechanical behavior of wood under relative humidity changes. MSc Thesis, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. (2009).
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Mayer, I. Railway sleeper decontamination. Scientific Report KTI (2009).
                                    3. Lehmann, M.; Graf, R. Sonotan - Entwicklung von tanningebundenen Akustikplatten. Scientific Report KTI (2009).
                                    4. Properzi, M.; Pattis, R. WoodAshBoards, Innovative bio-based wood ash/natural fiber reinforced composites. Scientific Report BFH (2009)
                                    5. von Arx, U.; Mayer, I.; Maillard, A. LignoAnalyse 2, Step two of Lignin Analytical Cluster, Scientific Report COST E41 (2009).

                                    2008:

                                    1. Ganne-Chédeville, C. Soudage linéaire du bois : étude et compréhension des modifications physico-chimiques et développement d’une technologie d’assemblage innovante, PhD Thesis, Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le Matériau Bois, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France (2008), 2008NAN10025.   
                                    2. Properzi M.; Rautkari L. Thermodens, An innovative Thermo Densification Method for wooden surfaces. COST Scientific Report. (2008)
                                    3. Properzi, M.; Mayer, I. BFH PhotostabilizedWood. Scientific Report BFH (2008).
                                    4. von Arx, U.; Mayer, I.; Ganne-Chédeville, C.; Rogenmoser, C. BFH SelfCleaningWood: Entwicklung und Prüfung von UV-härtenden, superhydrophoben und selbstreinigenden Beschichtungen für Holzoberflächen im Aussenbereich. Scientific Report BFH  6055PT.HSB. (2008).
                                    5. von Arx, U.; Mayer, I.; Maillard, A. Chemilumineszenz, Optimierung und Erweiterung des Chemilumineszenz-Prototypgerätes KuR HKB – Arbeitspaket „angewandte Forschung“, Scientific Report, BFH 7102PT.TI. (2008).

                                    2007:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Schnüriger, M.; Lehmann, M. Gradientenvorspannung: Verstärkung von Holzbalken mit vorgespannten CFK-Lamellen, die in Gradienten verankert sind, Scientific Report BUWAL Project. (2007).
                                    2. Mayer, I. Biologische und chemische Untersuchungen über Holzinhaltsstoffe und deren Reaktionsmechanismen bei der wärmetechnischen Behandlung und Wasseraufbereitung in der Furnierindustrie. Dissertation Universität Hamburg (2007).
                                    3. Volkmer, T.: Schimmelpilze auf beschichteten Holzfassaden: chemische und physikalische Einflussfaktoren. Dissertation Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (2007).
                                    4. Volkmer, T.; Landmesser, H. Pilze auf Holzfassaden, Scientific Report KTI. (2007).    
                                    5. Wieland, S. Utilisation d’adhésifs respectueux de l'environnement pour la fabrication de panneaux dérivés du bois à faible émission de formaldéhyde. Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France (2007), 2007NAN10103.   

                                    2006:

                                    1. Properzi, M.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. EcoWelding. Scientific Report BFH 5051PT.HSB project. (2006).
                                    2. Properzi, M.; Wieland, S. EcoBonding. Scientific Report KTI 6906.1 FHS-IW project. (2006).
                                    3. von Arx, U.; Lobsiger, S. Synthese von Gold-III-Komplexen zur Anwendung als Anti-Tumor-Präparate und als Katalysatoren für chemische Reaktionen. Scientific Report BFH 5119PT.HTI. (2006).
                                    4. von Arx, U.; Weber, R.; Clivaz, C; Hochstrasser, M.; Kuenzi, O.; Marte, W.; Mayer, M.; Marte, O.; Angehrn, S.; Meyer, U. Modifizierte Oberflächen auf textilen Substraten, KTI 7043.1 FHS.IW. (2005).

                                    2005:

                                    1.  Lehmann, M.; Wieland, S. Mikrowellenbehandlung als Alternative zur phytosanitären Hitzebehandlung von Holz: Machbarkeitsstudie, Scientific Report BUWAL Project. (2005).
                                    2. Properzi, M.; Lehmann, M. OnSite. Scientific Report COST E34 project. (2005).
                                    3. von Arx, U.; Lanz, S. Neue Initiatoren für die lichtinduzierte, kationische Polymerisation von Epoxiden und Oxetanen, Scientific Report BFH 4025PT.HTI. (2005).  
                                    4. von Arx, U.; Bircher, F.; Schaer, M.; Bernet, P. Entwicklung eines Verfahrens für Reliefdruck nach dem Ink-Jet-Prinzip für den Einsatz als Blindenschrift-Drucker  und Realisierung eines entsprechenden Prototyps, Scientific Report 6375.1 FHS. (2005).  

                                    2004:

                                    1.  Gfeller, B.; Properzi, M. Woobration. Scientific Report KTI 5791.1 FHS project. (2004).  
                                    2. Properzi, M. Assemblage bois-bois par vibration linéaire. Scientific Report BUWAL 2003-13 project. (2004).  
                                    3. Properzi, M.; Letsch, B. High Gluing. Scientific Report KT I 6012.1 FHS project. (2004).  
                                    4. von Arx, U.; Weber, R.; Clivaz, C.; Hochstrasser, M.; Kuenzi, O.; Marte, W.; Mayer, M.; Marte, O.; Angehrn, S.; Meyer, U. Modifizierte Oberflächen auf textilen Substraten aus Chemiefasern, Scientific Report 6077.3 KTS. (2004)  

                                     

                                    Patent applications


                                    2011:

                                    1. Gfeller, B.; Gerber, C. Method for connecting two bodies. CA2470631 (2011).     

                                    2010:

                                    1. Gfeller, B.; Gerber, C. Verfahren zum verbinden von zwei Körpern. EP 1 456 314 B1 (2010).     
                                    2. Lefort, V.; Ganne-Chédeville, C. Wood barrel, production method thereof and machine for implementing same. EP2200793 (A1)/ US2010193473A1 (2010).   

                                    2009:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Donzé, M. Glued laminated timber beam or slab. EP2090413 (A1) (2009).   

                                    2008:

                                    1. Marte, O.; Marte, W.; Angehrn, S.; Meyer, M.; Meyer, U.; von Arx, U.; Weber, R.; Kunzi, O.; Clivaz, C.; Hochstrasser, M. Finishings For Textile Fibers and Fabrics to Give Hydrophobic Oleophobic and Self-Cleaning Surfaces. US2008214075 (A1) (2008).   
                                    2. Marte, O.; Marte, W.; Angehrn, S.; Meyer, M.; Meyer, U.; von Arx, U.; Weber, R.; Kunzi, O.; Clivaz, C.; Hochstrasser, M. Dressings which can be applied several times to textile fibres and textile fabrics. US2008044580 (A1) (2008).   

                                    2007:

                                    1. von Arx, U.; Bircher, F.; Krause, R.; Bernet, P.; Schaer, M. Device and Method for producing braille script and three-dimensional structures. WO2007065287 (A1) (2007).   

                                    2006:

                                    1. Kunz, J.; Rosenkranz, F.; Gfeller, B.; Pichelin, F.; Lehmann, M.; Graf, R. Unfolding anchor. JP2006153277 (A) (2006).   
                                    2. Nakatani, M.; Pichelin, F. Tannin Adhesive, Woody composite material using the same, and method for producing the woody composite material. JP 2006348271A (2006).    
                                    3. Nakatani, M.; Pichelin, F. Manufacturing method (selfcuring of tannin) of woody composite material. JP 2006062327A (2006).

                                    2005:

                                    1. Fankhauser, U.; Brunner, M.; Schroeder, D.; Engels, I.; Pichelin, F.; Gfeller, B. Aus Holzlamellen aufgebautes Tragelement. EP 1586430 B1 (2005).   
                                    2. Gfeller, B.; Gerber, C. Method for connecting two bodies. US2005084682 (A1) (2005)  

                                    2004:

                                    1. Pichelin, F.; Ettlin, T.; Amman, P. Jr. Verbindungselement. EP 1437040 A1 (2004).   

                                     

                                    Books and articles/chapters in a book


                                    2016:

                                    1. Pichelin, F. (2016). Holz - Bedeutung und Verwendung. In T. Stuber (Ed.), Technik und Design (pp. 103–113). Bern: PHBern. 
                                    2. Zürcher E (2016) Die Bäume und das Unsichtbare - Erstaunliche Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung. AT Verlag, p. 240.
                                    3. Zürcher E. (2016) Les Arbres, entre visible et invisible. Actes Sud, p. 288.

                                    2015:

                                    1. Navi P, Salmen L, Faix O (eds) (2015) Highlight Issue: COST Action FP0904 “Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behaviour and Processing” Selected Papers. Holzforschung
                                    2. Rhême M (2015) Strength and Fracture Characterization of Welded Wood Joints - Effects of Moisture and Mixed Mode Loadings. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken.

                                    2014:

                                    1. Bern University of Applied Sciences. Agricultural waste panels, 80-81. In: Hebel D.E., Wisniewska M.H., Heisel F. (Eds) Building from waste – Recovered materials in architecture and construction, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel, Switzerland (2014), 200 pp. ISBN 978-3-03821-584-4.  

                                    2013:

                                    1. Froideveaux, J. Wood and paint layers aging and risk analysis of ancient panel painting. Imprimerie Le Franc-Montagnard SA, Saignelégier, Switzerland (2013), 172 pp. ISBN 978-2-8399-1319-5.   

                                    2012:

                                    1. Navi, P.; Sandberg, D. Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Processing. Rappaz, M. (Ed), EPFL Press – CRC Press (2012), 380 pp. CRC Press ISBN 978-1-4398-6042-7.  
                                    2. Zürcher, E.; Rogenmoser, C.; Soleimany Kartalaei, A.; Rambert, D. Chapter 3: Reversible variations in some wood properties of Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst.) depending on the tree felling date. In: Nowak, K.I. and Strybel, H.F. (Eds) Spruce: Ecology, Management and Conservation, 75-94, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA (2012), pp. 134. ISBN 978-1-61942-494-4.  

                                    2011:

                                    1. Navi, P.; Roth, A. (Eds.) COST Action FP0904 Workshop 1: Mechano-chemical transformations of wood during THM processing. Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland (2011), 159 pp. ISBN 978-3-9523787-0-0.
                                    2. Noël, M.; Fredon, E.; Mougel, E.; Masson, E.; Masson, D. Chapter 4: Biopolymer as reinforcement into natural matrices: a new route to bio-composite materials. In: Attaf, B. (Ed) Advances in composite materials – Ecodesign and analysis, 87-102, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia (2011), 642 pp. ISBN 978-953-307-150-3.  

                                    2010:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Lehmann, M.; Kraft, S.; Richter, K.; Fankhauser, U.; Conzett, J. A flexible adhesive layer to strengthen glulam beams. In: Pizzi, A.; Mittal, K. L. (Eds) Wood Adhesives, 97-133, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden (2010), 452 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-19093-1.   
                                    2. Ganne-Chédeville, C. Soudage linéaire du bois – Etude et compréhension des modifications physico-chimiques et développement d’une technologie d’assemblage innovante. Editions Universitaires Européennes, Saarbrücken (2010), 221 pp. ISBN 978-613-1-50437-2.  
                                    3. Noël, M. Élaboration d’un matériau composite innovant: bois / bio-polymère ou l’utilisation d’oligomères d’acide lactique comme renfort de la matrice ligno-cellulosique. Editions Universitaires Européennes, Saarbrücken (2010), 253 pp. ISBN 978-613-1-51957-4.  
                                    4. Properzi, M.; Wieland, S.; Pichelin, F.; Pizzi, A.; Despres, A. Formaldehyde-Free Dimethoxyethanal-Derived Resins for Wood-Based Panels. In: Pizzi, A.; Mittal, K. L. (Eds) Wood Adhesives, 189-201, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden (2010), 452 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-19093-1.   
                                    5. Thoemen, H. Vom Holz zum Werkstoff - Grundlegende Untersuchungen zur Herstellung und Struktur von Holzwerkstoffen. Berner Fachhochschule Architektur, Holz und Bau, Biel, Schweiz (2010), 139 pp. ISBN 978-3-9523198-9-5.   
                                    6. Thoemen, H.; Irle, M.; Sernek, M. (Eds). Wood-Based Panels – An Introduction for Specialists. Brunel University Press, London (2010), 283 pp. ISBN 978-1-902316-82-6.

                                    2008:

                                    1. Brunner, M.; Negrão, J.; Rautenstrauch, K.; Schober, K.U. Timber concrete composites. In: Dunky, M.; Källander, B.; Properzi, M.; Richter, K.; Van Leemput, M. Core document of the COST Action E34 Bonding of Timber, Lignovisionen, Issue 18, 9-15. Teischinger, A. (Ed.), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (2008), 210 pp. ISSN 1681-2808.  
                                    2. Dunky, M.; Källander, B.; Properzi, M.; Richter, K.; Van Leemput, M. Core document of the COST Action E34 Bonding of Timber, Lignovisionen, Issue 18. Teischinger, A. (Ed.), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (2008), 210 pp. ISSN 1681-2808.  
                                    3. Negrão, J.; Brunner, M.; Lehmann, M. Prestressing of timber. In: Dunky, M.; Källander, B.; Properzi, M.; Richter, K.; Van Leemput, M. Core document of the COST Action E34 Bonding of Timber, Lignovisionen, Issue 18, 23-30. Teischinger, A. (Ed.), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (2008), 210 pp. ISSN 1681-2808.  
                                    4. Ntalos, G.; Cruz, P.; Manikova, D.; Ohlmeyer, M.; Pacheco, J.; Papadopoulos, A.N.; Pequeno J.-M.; Pizzi, A.; Properzi, M.; Sernek, M. Bonding to non-wood materials and modified wood. In: Dunky, M.; Källander, B.; Properzi, M.; Richter, K.; Van Leemput, M. Core document of the COST Action E34 Bonding of Timber, Lignovisionen, Issue 18, 189-196. Teischinger, A. (Ed.), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (2008), 210 pp. ISSN 1681-2808.   
                                    5. Properzi, M.; Ohlmeyer, M. Future development. In: Dunky, M.; Källander, B.; Properzi, M.; Richter, K.; Van Leemput, M. Core document of the COST Action E34 Bonding of Timber, Lignovisionen, Issue 18, 206-209. Teischinger, A. (Ed.), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (2008), 210 pp. ISSN 1681-2808.  
                                    6. Zürcher, E. Les Plantes et la Lune – Traditions et Phénomènes. Chap. 13. In : Hallé, F. Aux Origines des Plantes – Des plantes anciennes à la botanique du XXIè siècle, 389 – 411, Fayard, Paris (2008), 675 pp., ISBN13 : 978-2-213-62836-3.

                                    2006:

                                    1. Oteng-Amoako, A. A.;  Kwesi Abbiw, D.; Ossei Agyekumhene, I.; Zürcher, E.; Rogenmoser, C. 100 tropical african timber trees from Ghana. Tree description and wood identification with notes on distribution, ecology, silviculture, ethnobotany and wood uses. Oteng-Amoako, A. A. (Ed.), Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (2006), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. ISBN 9988-7943-4-7.

                                    Awards

                                    1. 2016    Michail Kyriazopoulos winner of the „Award for best oral presentation”: SNF r4d COCOBOARD Project, 13th FEMS Junior EUROMAT Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.
                                    2. 2016    Charlotte Grosse winner of the "Gareth Williams Scholarship Award" for the CTI Project BioCoPol, 47th IRG Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
                                    3. 2013    Winner of the international “Charente Pavillion Competition” organised by the “Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole”: FLEX PLY PAVILION
                                    4. 2012    Materialica Design and Technology Gold Award 2012 (Kategorie Material), Munich, Deutschland: Tannin bonded composite panels from recycled agricultural waste.
                                    5. 2011    Jury’s commendation of the Raiser Innovation Award for friction welding: Linear and rotational wood friction welding without adhesives.
                                    6. 2011    Acknowledgement Prize des Holcim Awards: Entwicklung von nachhaltiges Baumaterial aus landwirtschaftlichen Reststoffen für Nigeria.
                                    7. 2009    Prix Régional de la Thèse 2008, Region Lorraine, France: soudage linéaire du bois, etude et comprehension des modifications physico-chimiques et développement d’une technologie innovante.
                                    8. 2006    Finalist of the Swiss Technology Award, Switzerland: Welding of wood without adhesive.
                                    9. 2005    Schweighofer Prize, Austria: Welding of wood without adhesive.
                                    10. 2005    Finalist of the Research Prize René Descartes, London: project «Tannin».
                                    11. 2005    Grand Prix de la Recherche, Nancy, France: soudage du bois.
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