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Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Rupert Wimmer

Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials
Institute for Natural Materials Technology

Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 20
3430 Tulln an der Donau
EMail: rupert.wimmer(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-89156, 97203
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Curr. Vitae

2012 - Leader of the Sustainable Biomaterials Group (SBG) at the Institute of Natural Materials Technology, IFA-Tulln
2009 - 2011 Full Professor und Head of the Wood technology and Wood-based Composites Unit at Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
2003 - 2005 R&D Manager at Funder Industries Ltd.
2003 - 2008 Full Professor for Bio-based Fibre Materials
2002 - Key Researcher Wood K plus
1998 - 2001 APART Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Science
1997 - Habilitation in wood science and technology
1993 - 1994 Schrödinger Fellowship, Oak Ridge Nat Lab, USA
1991 - Doctoral degree, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

raw material research, - economics; renewable resources; wood research; wood technology; wood industry;

Expertise

tree ring analysis; wood quality; wood biology; bio-based fibre materials; wood-based composites; wood products industry; biomaterials; sustainability;

Awards

2010 Deutschen Studienpreises für Holzwerkstoffforschung (als betreuender Professor)
2005 Ernennung zum „Fellow” der International Academy of Wood Science
2004 Josef-Umdasch Forschungspreis
1998 Anschaffungspreis der Wiener Wirtschaftskammer
1995 Preis der Stiftung 120 Jahre Universität für Bodenkultur

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2008 - American Chemical Society
member
2005 - International Academy of Wood Science
elected member
2005 - SWST Society of Wood Science and Technology
member
2000 - International Union of Forestry Research Organisations IUFRO
field specialist
2000 - Forest Products Society
member
1992 - International Association of Wood Anatomists IAWA, Niederlande
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2014 - Fronties in Chemistry :
Editorial Board Member
2010 - ISRN Forestry:
Editorial Board Member
2009 - Southern Forests: a journal of forest science :
Advisory Board Member
2004 - Springer Series in Wood Science:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)
2001 -2008 Dendrochronologia: Editor for Dendrochemistry
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2010 - AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
2010 - Journal of Applied Polymer Science
2006 - Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy
2004 - European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
2003 - Trees-Structure and Function
2002 - Nature
1995 - Wood and Fiber Science
1995 - Tree Physiology
1995 - Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen
1995 - Iawa Journal
1995 - Theoretical and applied Climatology
1995 - Dendrochronologia
1995 - Wood Science and Technology: journal of the international academy of wood science
1995 - Annals of Botany
1995 - New Phytologist
1995 - Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
1995 - Forest Ecology and Management
1995 - Silva Fennica
1995 - Plant Science
1995 - Journal of Theoretical Biology
1995 - Canadian Journal of Forest Research
1995 - Phyton-Annales Rei Botanicae
1995 - Annals of Forest Science
1995 - Holzforschung

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2008 Externe Habilitation: Mitglied: Universität Helsinki Holz- und Faserqualität
2008 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: Monash University, Australien Wood formation, fibre properties
2005 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: Universität Hamburg
2005 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: University of Georgia, Athens, USA, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
2003 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: Universität Innsbruck

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2005 - The Research Council of Norway - Norway
2004 - Australian Research Council University of Technology, Sydney - Australia
2001 - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
2001 - Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland
1994 - USDA Forest Service - United States (USA)

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2007 IUFRO All Division 5 Conference
organiser
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