Gianluca Tondi

  • Master in Chemistry, PhD and Post-doc in Wood sciences. Fraunhofer GHTC award 2012 and YRF- COST FTP 2013 award.
  • Eco-friendly solutions for the development of innovative products. Tannin foams, natural preservatives, engineered wood
  • Lectures of general, organic and wood chemistry. Supervisor for bachelor and master projects
  • International experience. Master in Italy, Stage in Switzerland, PhD in France, Post-doc and currently researcher in Austria.
Wood chemistry expert

Chemistry is the science of matter. The determination of the macroscopic properties of material is only possible with profound knowledge of the details of the microscopic structure of materials. Wood is a highly complex material and therefore many aspects have to be considered in order to be able to use its features optimally.
The challenge of my research consists in valorizing the resource “wood”, to render it suitable for a wide range of applications: from sustainable buildings to innovative composite materials; from thermal insulation to biorefinery. The final aim of this research line is to find further reasons to convince the community to use wood in a proper way, slowing the process that goes from the living tree to energy recovery down as much as possible.
The time gained will then offer more high-performance intermediate steps (construction, pulping, engineered wood) which will allow the trees to produce new biomass, fixing CO2 through photosynthesis. Actually, this is still the best way to combat the increasing greenhouse effect.

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