Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Graduation Magistra of Biology (M.S. in Biology), University of Salzburg


Analytical chemist at BIUTEC (Biotechnology and Environmental Technology Research & Development)


Research associate at the Institute of Botany, University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Junior Researcher Wood K plus (Competence Center for Wood Composites and Chemistry), Linz, Austria


PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria


Post-doc at the Institute of Botany, University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Post-doc at the Max-Planck institute of Colloids and Interface, Department Biomaterials, Germany


APART fellowship (“Austrian program for advanced research and technology”, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

since 2009:

University Assistant at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute of Polymer Science


Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

Gierlinger, N.; Goswami, L.; Schmidt, M.; Burgert, I.; Coutand, C.; Rogge, T.; Schwanninger, M.  2008: In-situ FT-IR microscopic study on enzymatic treatment of poplar wood cross-sections. Biomacromolecules, 9: 2194-2201

Lehringer, C.; Gierlinger, N.; Koch, G. 2008: Topochemical investigation on tension wood fibres of Acer spp., Fagus sylvatica L. and Quercus robur L.. Holzforschung, 62 (3): 255-263

Gierlinger, N.; Schwanninger, M. 2007: The potential of Raman microscopy and Raman imaging in plant research - Review. Spectroscopy, 21 (2): 69-89

Gierlinger, N.; Schwanninger, M.; Reinecke, A.; Burgert, I. 2006: Molecular changes during tensile deformation of single wood fibers followed by Raman microscopy. Biomacromolecules, 7 (7): 2077-2081

Gierlinger, N., Schwaninger, M. 2006: Chemical imaging of secondary plant cell walls by Confocal Raman microscopy. Plant physiology, 140: 1246-54