Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


PhD, Luleå University of Technology


Post-doc, Risø National Laboratory


Assistant professor, KTH Solid Mechanics


Associate professor, KTH Fibre and polymer technology

since 2010:

Professor, Uppsala University


Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Experimental micromechanics and analytical modelling of structure-property relations of wood-based materials from cell-wall ultrastructure to wood tissue

    Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

    Thuvander, F., Gamstedt, E.K. and Ahlgren, P., “Distribution of strain to failure of single wood pulp fibres”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 16 (2001), 46-56.

    Neagu, R.C., Gamstedt, E.K. and Lindström, M., “Influence of wood-fibre hygroexpansion on the dimensional instability of fibre mats and composites”, Composites Part A, 36 (2005).

    Neagu, R.C., Gamstedt, E.K. and Lindström, M., “Characterization methods for elastic properties of wood fibers from mats for composite materials”, Wood and Fiber Science, 36 (2006), 95-11.

    Bogren, K., Gamstedt, E.K., Neagu, R.C., Åkerholm, M. and Lindström, M., “Dynamic-mechanical properties of wood-fibre reinforced polylactide: Experimental characterization and micromechanical modelling”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 19 (2006), 613-637.

    Neagu, R.C., Gamstedt, E.K., Bardage, S.L. and Lindström, M., “Ultrastructural features affecting mechanical properties of wood fibres”, Wood Material Science & Engineering, 1 (2006), 146-170.

    Neagu, R.C. and Gamstedt, E.K, “Modelling of effects of ultrastructural morphology on the hygroelastic properties of wood fibres”, Journal of Materials Science, 42 (2007), 10254-10274.

    Sørensen, B.F., Gamstedt, E.K., Østergaard, R.C. and Goutianos, S., “Micromechanical model of cross-over fiber bridging – Prediction of mixed mode bridging laws”, Mechanics of Materials, 40 (2008), 220-234.

    Marklund, E., Varna, J., Neagu, C. and Gamstedt, E.K., “Stiffness of aligned wood fiber composites: Effects of microstructure and phase properties”, Journal of Composite Materials, 42 (2008), 2377-2405.

    Almgren, K.M., Åkerholm, M., Gamstedt, E.K., Salmén, L., Lindström, M., “Effects of moisture on dynamic mechanical properties of wood-fibre reinforced polylactide studied by dynamic FT-IR spectroscopy”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 27 (2008), 1709-1721.

    Hofstetter, K. and Gamstedt, E.K., “Hierarchical modelling of structural effects on mechanical properties of wood”, Holzforschung, 2009, in press, available on-line