UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG
Professor of Forest Biomaterials
Prof. Laborie leads the Chair of Forest Biomaterials in the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. She also currently serves on the board of directors of the Freiburg Materials Research center at the University of Freiburg. There her research group investigates and develops novel avenues to add value to wood and wood-based polymers by turning them into advanced biomaterials. She obtained her PhD in Wood Science and Forest Products from Virginia Tech in 2002 and her habilitation in Materials and Process Engineering from Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2008. She has coauthored over 90 peer reviewed publications in the field of wood science, adhesion science and wood-based polymers and composites. Since 2013 she is an elected fellow of the international academy of wood science (IAWS).