Prof. Dr. Klaus Richter

Chair of Wood Science

location Schwabing-West

Tel. +49 89 2180 6421

Academic Career

Since 04/2011 Professor of Wood Science at Technische Universität München
Head of the Research Laboratory Wood
2003 - 2011 Head of Department Wood at Empa
(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology)
1987 - 2002 Research Associate at Empa, Department Wood; Dübendorf (Switzerland)
Within this function: Post-Doc for one year (1992/93) at USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison (Wisconsin, USA).
1984 - 1986 Two year project for DFG (German Research Foundation):
'Aufbau einer dendrochronologischen Datenbank zur Altersbestimmung von Holzfunden auf der Iberischen Halbinsel' (Creation of a dendrochronological database for identifying discovered wood on the Iberian Peninsula)
in collaboration with Departamento de Maderas del Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias (INIA) and Instituto Arqueológico Alemán in Madrid (Spanien) → Graduation in 1988 at University Hamburg (Dep. Biology)
1983 Diploma (Wood Science) at University Hamburg

Research Areas

  • Interaction of polymers in wood and technical compounds
  • Structure and propory analysis
  • Mechanisms of adhesion on wood
  • Cascading wood
  • Assessment of the sustainability in technology processes

A list with publications from 2000: here