Faculty of Wood Technology

Faculty of Wood Technology at Poznań University of Life Sciences was created in 1954. Currently within the Faculty there is one Institute of Chemical Wood Technology and 9 Departments (Chemistry, Glueing and Finishung of Wood, Furniture Design, Mechanical Wood Technology, Mechanics and Thermal Techniques, Wood Science, Woodworking Machinery and Basic Construction, Wood Based Materials). All organizational units of the Faculty (except Department of Chemistry) are under one roof and have 28 laboratories and classrooms where nearly 600 students may participate classes at the same time. Some laboratories are located in experimental station with half-technical scale of experiments possibilities. There are also 3 lecture rooms for 190, 150 and 60 students. Wood Technology Faculty employs 74 university teachers including 26 senior researchers. The Faculty offers two-tier structure studies in a full-time and extramural mode at the major “Wood Technology” and full-time studies at the major ”Furniture Design”.There is also a doctorate postgraduate programme, both full-time and extramural. Syllabuses of studies complying with international educational standards aim at educating highly qualified research personnel who meet expectations of woodworking industry and its research-development base. On the educational offer there are also postgraduate studies (computer-supported design and production of furniture and wood and wood based materials in construction).  The Faculty of Wood Technology is entitled to confer Doctor degrees and post-doctoral degrees of forestry and wood science.

Research issues of the Faculty regard the following subjects related to:

  • structure and property of wood, mainly in the aspects of improving its use and extending raw materials base,
  • new methods of chemical and physicochemical conversion of wood and other lignocellulose raw materials,
  • technical, technological and economical basis of new wooden constructions and products, 
  • research on condensation and polycondensation reaction- natural and synthetic polycondensats,
  • acquirement of active carbon and creating nanofibers out of lignocellulose materials,
  • research on protection and conservation of modern and archaeological wood.

At present, the Faculty is offering for potential students of The Interdisciplinary Doctorate Studies for Foreigners the following subjects/research issues which can be carried out during this academic year:

  • Reliability of wooden joints in skeletal structures,
  • Design of lightweight honeycomb panels with auxetic core,
  • Magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles as a paper degradation retardants,
  • Gluing of modified wood,
  • Gluability of some materials with wood and wood based products,
  • Finishing of modified wood with lacquer products,
  • Fire retardancy to wood through its surface modification,
  • Lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysis by cellulolytic enzymes of insects origin,
  • Phytoextraction of trace elements (heavy metals) by Salix taxa.


Research units:

  • Faculty of Wood Technology Website
  • Institute of Chemical Wood Technology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Hygiene and Labour Protection
  • Department of Glueing and Finishing of Wood
  • Department of Furniture Design
  • Department of Mechanical Wood Technology
  • Department of Engineering Mechanics and Termal Techniques
  • Department of Wood Science
  • Department of Woodworking Machinery and Basic Construction
  • Department of Wood Based Materials


Collegium Maximum
Wojska Polskiego 28 Street, rooms 116, 114, 117
tel. 61-848-7102, 7245
e-mail: dziekanatwtd@up.poznan.pl