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Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Barbara Hinterstoisser

Institute of Physics and Material Science
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-89120


ORCID: 0000-0002-9517-8084

Curr. Vitae

2019 - professorship physical chemistry of wood and wood materials; Institute of Physics and Materials Science, BOKU
2010 - 2018 Vice Rector for Teaching and International Affairs
2009 - 2010 Delegate of the Rectorate for Teaching
2007 - 2018 Head of Centre for Education, BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2004 - Habilitation in Wood Chemistry, Associate Professor, Department for Material Sciences and Process Engineering, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
2000 - 2007 Key Researcher and Area Manger, Competence Centre for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry (Wood K plus), Austria
1998 - 2003 Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
1997 - 1998 Guest researcher at STFI (Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute), Stockholm, Sweden
1993 - 1993 Guest researcher, Wood Research Institute, University of Munich, Germany
1991 - Teaching certification, Chemistry and Physics
1989 - . Doctoral degree (Biochemistry) at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria
1987 - 1997 Assistant at the Department of Chemistry, BOKU, Vienna, Austria
1978 - Doctoral degree, University of Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

general chemistry; physical chemistry; polymer chemistry; spectrochemistry; wood chemistry; renewable resources; Materials physics; Optics;


wood chemistry; chemistry of natural products; FTIR-spectroscopy; NIR-spectroscopy; lignocellulosic materials; biorefinery; environmental chemistry; fluoreszenz spectroscopy; dynamic FTIR-Spectroscopy; Hyperspectral Imaging; didatctics;


2016 Großes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
2007 Carbohydrate Research „Most cited paper 2004-2007”
2006 Förderungspreis der Stiftung 120 Jahre Universität für Bodenkultur
1990 Bodenkulturpreis der Wiener Handelskammer

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2020 - Search and Rescue Dogs Johanniter Upper-Austria - Vienna
deputy head
2018 - Board of Trustees of the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia
deputy head
2016 - Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI)
2012 -2021 ICA-Edu ICA Network for Innovation in Higher Education in the Life Sciences (formerly the European Conference of Higher Agricultural Education, ECHAE)
2009 - International Lignin Institue
2006 - Society of Applied Spectroscopy
2001 -2007 Working group for equal opportunity
1999 - Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada
1989 - Society of Austrian Chemists

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2009 - European Journal of Wood and Wood Products:
Editorial Board Member
2007 - European Journal of Wood and Wood Products:
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2008 - Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
2008 - BioResources
2008 - Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy
2006 - Cellulose
2006 - Silva Fennica
2006 - Wood and Fiber Science
2005 - Vibrational Spectroscopy
2005 - Journal of agricultural and Food Chemistry
2005 - American Chemical Society. Abstracts of Papers
2005 - Wood Science and Technology: journal of the international academy of wood science
2004 - Biomacromolecules
2004 - Glycoconjugate Journal
2004 - Holzforschung
2004 - European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
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