RESEARCH AT THE ENSTIB (School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering) and on the « Fibers campus »

rech1The UHP « Fibers Campus » is a thematic campus that federates training, research and process and materials evaluation on the same site. Its field of activity, both multi- and cross-disciplinary, is that of fibers, including natural, wood, paper, textile, synthetic, carbon fibers, fibreglass and many others…

The ENSTIB, the only national and university engineering school specialized in wood in France, is the heart and the origin of this campus. The teachers and researchers who work at the School develop and define the relevant courses and are the main contributors to the various types of training which are offered. They also carry out research & development which are recognized world-wide in the field of wood and fibres. Last, they solve technical problems together with the technology transfer centers by meeting the industrial request received.

Wood and fiber research :

Having a recognized expertise in the field of fibrous materials, especially wood, the University Henri Poincaré – Nancy 1 is developing within the campus a strong research area in this field. Such a research area refers to the concept of « fibers », whatever these fibers may be: vegetable, natural and synthetic.

Fundamental research…

This research area takes a wider scientific view into account. More precisely, traditional sciences such as physics, chemistry, materials engineering and the latest types of technologies such as nanotechnologies, integrated systems and alternate energies are developed.

… And applied research

On top of fundamental studies, dealing with basic knowledge and the characterization of fibrous materials (natural for vegetable fibers or synthetic for a high added value), research on the « Fibers campus » is conducted on a variety of applied fields such as :

rech2The academic research laboratories also organize technological/training exchanges with their industrial partners from the fiber area.

They contribute to the complement and scientific support that the activities on the campus need as far as technology transfer and value-adding are concerned.

The academic research laboratories work also in close collaboration with several technology transfer centers: Critt Bois, Cetelor and CTP.

The transfer of information on the research activities of the laboratories is carried out both directly as well as through the technology transfer centers. Furthermore, the technology transfer centers are important for the identification of industrial technology and problem-solving requirements, especially as regards small to medium enterprises.