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Stavros Avramidis

Head, Department of Wood Science

Forest Sciences Centre 2926
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver , BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-6153

Research Areas:

  • Wood-water relations and sorption thermodynamics.
  • Fluid flow, heat transfer, and molecular diffusion in wood.
  • Modeling steady-state and dynamic non-isothermal diffusion in wood.
  • Application of fractals and artificial neural networks to modeling wood physical properties.
  • Molecular modeling of the wood nano-pore network in the cell wall.
  • Modeling drying stresses in wood and their effect on timber quality.
  • Industrial wood kiln drying optimization and development of new drying strategies.
  • Radio frequency vacuum (RFV) heating and drying of wood and wood products.
  • Dielectric wood phytosanitation.
  • Wood thermal modification.

Selected Publications