Research fields

Development of new means and methods for monitoring environmental quality and the procedural certification of polluting factors in wood industry.
Scientific substantiation of certain innovative methods for adding value to wasted forest resources by means of creating new types of wood boards, furniture eco-design and other wood-based products.
Development of innovative materials, products and processes for the conservation/restoration of wood products of historical value in order to preserve the cultural and historical heritage.
Substantiation and development of innovative modelling and optimization methods for the wood processing industry in the context of sustainable development.
Development of highly qualified human resources capable of creating a future vision in the above mentioned fields.


The research centre has cutting edge infrastructure, which has been supporting the research undertaken in accordance with European priorities in the field: content and VOC emissions of composite deck boards and furniture; capitalization of secondary wooden resources by eco-design; materials, products and innovative processes for wood conservation/restoration and protection as well as modelling/optimization processes in wood industry.

Products and services with innovative potential

Capitalizing on secondary wooden resourcesBranch wood and wooding originating from sessile oak thinning(Quercus petrea spp.).

New wooden boards that can be used in manufacturing furniture have been developed based on sustainability principles and raw materials characteristics. The structure, texture and the aesthetic and mechanic qualities of these secondary resources are capitalized in an innovative manner. A number of five products and procedures patented by the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks are proof of our expertise in this field of product development.

Innovative capitalizing on agricultural waste fibres for manufacturing thermal insulation boards

By the innovative use of sunflower seed shells, two types of wood boards have been developed and patented, one meant to be used inside and the other outside. The procedure used for obtaining them has been patented too.

Development of adhesives that can be used in the wood industry,

especially in plywood manufacturing. The research and the patented products concentrated on the creation of new networks of urea- formaldehyde adhesives that can be used on industrial scale in plywood manufacturing.

Development of new procedures for determining formaldehyde emissions.

The patents developed in this category significantly improve the process of determining formaldehyde emissions by the flask method.


Our research team is involved successively or simultaneously in a series of national and international projects. The funding of these projects enabled us to purchase high-tech equipment for our laboratories. In recent years the funding for these projects has reached over 400,000 Euros. The money was mainly invested in research equipment.


Our cooperation with Festool in the field of portable equipment for wood processing enabled the acquisition of an integrated line of equipment used in wood processing for the Laboratory for Eco-design and Micro-prototyping.


  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Loredana Anne-Marie Bădescu
  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Marina Cionca
  • Prof. Dr. Chemist Maria Cristina Timar
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Lidia Gurău
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Octavia Zeleniuc
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Emilia Salcă
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Ioan Muscu
  • Lecturer Dr. Eng. Alin M. Olărescu - - Head of the Research Centre
  • Lecturer Dr. Eng. Emanuela Beldean
  • Lecturer Dr. Eng. Gheorghiță Comşa
  • Lecturer Dr. Eng. Cosmin Spîrchez
  • Researcher Dr. Eng. Dana Mihaela Pop