Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae


Education/Professional Career

1997:

Ph.D. in wood science, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland

2007:

Habilitation in wood science, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland

Others

1992–1993:

DAAD, one year scholarship – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (post graduate studies in process engineering)

1999:

DAAD, scholarship (“Study Visits by Foreign Academics”) – Universität Hamburg, Germany

1999–2000:

COST Action E8 “Mechanical Performance of Wood and Wood Products” – member of the Management Committee

2000-2004:

COST Action E15 “Advances in the Drying of Wood” – member of the Management Committee

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

“Determination of cycling sorption influence on changes of wood ultrastructure” (research grant 3 P06L 047 22 financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education) – application of the texture function for investigations of

“Influence of parameters of thermal modification on properties of poplar and beech wood” (research grant N N309 2876 33 financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education) – determination of water transfer properties and crystallographic texture of thermally modified wood.

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

Weres J., Olek W., Guzenda R. (2000): Identification of mathematical model coefficients in the analysis of the heat and mass transport in wood. Drying Technology 18(8): 1697-1708.

Olek W., Weres J., Guzenda R. (2003): Effects of thermal conductivity data on accuracy of modeling heat transfer in wood. Holzforschung 57(3): 317-325.

Olek W., Perré P., Weres J. (2005): Inverse analysis of the transient bound water diffusion in wood. Holzforschung 59(1): 38-45.

Weres J., Olek W. (2005): Inverse finite element analysis of technological processes of heat and mass transport in agricultural and forest products. Drying Technology 23(8): 1737-1750.

Bonarski J., Olek W. (2006): Texture function application for wood ultrastructure description. Part 1. Theory. Wood Science and Technology 40(2): 159-171.

Olek W., Bonarski J. (2006): Texture function application for wood ultrastructure description. Part 2. Application. Wood Science and Technology 40(4): 336-349.

Bonarski J.T., Olek W. (2006): Crystallographic texture changes of wood due to air parameter variations. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Suppl 23: 607-612.

Olek W., Weres J. (2007): Effects of the method of identification of the diffusion coefficient on accuracy of modeling bound water transfer in wood. Transport in Porous Media 66 (1 2): 135-144.

Bonarski J.T., Olek W. (2007): Preferred crystallographic orientation in mature and juvenile wood. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 222 (3-4): 199-203.

Olek W., Bonarski J. (2008): Texture changes in thermally modified wood. Archives of Metallurgy and Materials 53(1): 207-211.