Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie at by KIT

2020 symposium by the KIT Faculty of Architecture

Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie gave a lecture about the potential of bio based polymers within wood as a renewable resource for the building sector at the symposium, held by the KIT Faculty of Architecture in December 2020. In her research she covers the macroscopic and the microscopic level to find out about the mechanical functions of these structural lignocellulosic biopolymers.

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In her lecture “Lignin and Tannin-based Materials as renewable Building Materials” at the symposium, she particularly showed research projects like the insulation tannin foams and the LEICHTBAU ink writing technology.

Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie received her doctorate in 2002 in the field of wood science and forest products at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA. In 2008 she habilitated in materials and process engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France.

Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie‘s basic and applied research aims to a better understanding of the structure and properties of natural materials such as wood and to transforming forest resources into improved wood-based products and innovative biomaterials. In particular, lignin, cellulosics and other natural polymers are used to develop new biobased materials and composites with tailor-made performance. In her laboratory at the University of Freiburg, her team has recently developed lignin-based adhesive systems and tannin-based foams.

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