IAWS 2012


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Annual meeting of IAWS

Wood the Best Material for Mankind

together with

Interaction of Wood with Various Forms of Energy 


September 26–28, 2012, Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia 

Organized by

The International Academy of Wood Science

The Technical University in Zvolen (Dept. of Wood Science, Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology)




The IAWS 2012 annual meeting will take place at the Technical University in Zvolen (TUZVO - Slovak republic) together with the conference Interaction of Wood with Various Forms of Energy. TUZVO celebrates in 2012 the 60th anniversary of its foundation. It derives its origin from the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica founded in 1762. TUZVO closely cooperates with a lot of universities all over the world. The conference Interaction of Wood with Various Forms of Energy is organized each four years and the coming event will be the 5th.

Aim of the conference

The conference is aimed at better understanding of wood in the sense of the slogan: “We can use wood with intelligence only if we understand wood”. The conference will present new research in the area of interaction of wood with various forms of energy. 

IAWS Academy Lecture 

Dr. Katia RUEL: Understanding Wood at the nanoscale - Zooming through wood cell wall ultrastructural organization


The Symposium will be divided into seven sessions according to following topics:

1. Interactions in the system wood – water – heat
2. Wood’s response to mechanical loading
3. Interactions on the wood surface
4. Interactions between wood and various forms of radiation
5. Wood quality parameters determining its final use
6. Ecological and environmental properties of wood
7. Properties of wood based materials

 Preliminary program

     Date                  Mornings                           Afternoons                                    Evenings
      25.IX                                                                                                                      Welcome party
     26. IX          Symposium sessions           Symposium sessions                             Dinner
     27. IX          Symposium sessions     Symposium sessions/Conference trip         Social evening
     28. IX          Symposium sessions            Farewell Lunch


The official symposium language will be English. No translation will be provided. 




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