Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

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Michaela EDER | Curriculum Vitae

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Education/Professional Career


Diploma in Wood Science and Technology, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. (prolonged university studies because of child education and different „jobs“)


Research fellowship at the Institute of Meteorology and Physics, BOKU


Research assistant at the Institute of Meteorology and Physics (since 01/2004 Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering), BOKU


PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany


PhD at BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Vienna, Austria

since 2007:

Post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany


Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

Burgert, I., Eder, M., Frühmann, K., Keckes, J., Fratzl, P., Stanzl-Tschegg, S. (2005): Properties of chemically and mechanically isolated fibres of spruce (Picea abies[L.] Karst.). Part 3: Mechanical characterisation. Holzforschung, 59, 354-357

Olsson, A.-M., Salmen, L., Eder, M., Burgert, I. (2007): Mechano-sorptive creep in wood fibres, Wood Science and Technology, 41, 59-67

Burgert, I., Eder, M., Gierlinger, N., Fratzl, P. (2007): Tensile and compressive stresses in tracheids are induced by swelling based on geometrical constraints of the wood cell, Planta, 226, 981-987

Eder, M., Terziev, N., Daniel, G., Burgert, I. (2008): The effect of (induced) dislocations on the tensile properties of individual Norway spruce fibres, Holzforschung, 62, 77-81

Goswami, L., Eder, M., Gierlinger, N., Burgert, I. (2008): Inducing large deformation in wood cell walls by enzymatic modification. Journal of Materials Science 43, 1286-1291

Eder, M., Jungnikl, K., Burgert, I. (2008): A close-up view of wood structure and properties across a growth ring of Norway spruce (Picea abies [L] Karst.), Trees, DOI 10.1007/s00468-008-0256-1

Eder, M., Stanzl-Tschegg, S. E., Burgert, I. (2008): The fracture behaviour of single wood fibres is governed by geometrical constraints – In-situ ESEM studies on three fibre type., Wood Science and Technology, 42, 679-689

Goswami, L., Dunlop, J. W., Jungnikl, K., Eder, M., Gierlinger, N., Coutand, C., Jeronimidis, G., Fratzl, P., Burgert, I. (2008): Stress generation in tension wood of poplar is based on the lateral swelling power of the G-layer, The Plant Journal, DOI 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03617.x

Keunecke, D., Eder, M., Burgert, I., Niemz, P. (2008): Micromechanical properties of Common yew (Taxus baccata L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) transition wood fibers subjected to longitudinal tension, Journal of Wood Science 54, 420-422