The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has the mandate of conducting research on wood science at the national level, and cater to research needs of the forestry sector at regional level. The Institute is recognized to be a Centre of Excellence in Wood Science Research.

In the area of Wood Science, the Institute is presently carrying out wide range of research activities in Wood Properties, Wood Processing, Wood Protection, Wood Modification, Wood Chemistry, Wood-Polymer Composites, Engineered Wood and Wood Energy. This International Conference aims to provide a forum for academicians, researchers and wood industries across the globe to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and challenges encountered in the field of Wood Science and Technology.

Theme 1: Wood Trade and Policy

  • Demand and supply of wood – global scenario
  • Demand and supply of wood – country scenario
  • Wood certification

Theme 2: Advances in Wood Science and Technology

  • Variability in Wood
  • Wood Processing
  • Wood Protection
  • Wood Modification
  • Wood-based Composites and Engineered Wood
  • Energy and Chemicals from Wood
  • Nanotechnology applications in Wood Science

Theme 3: Wood in Reducing Carbon Footprint

  • Life-cycle assessment of wood products
  • Wood in mitigating climate change
  • Recovery, reuse and recycling of wood products for a green future

Abstract submissions July 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance August 10, 2014
Registration September 15, 2014
Final paper submission October 1, 2014

For more information:
Dr. Krishna K. Pandey, Institute of Wood Science & Technology,
18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003, E-mail: kkpandey.iwst@gmail.com, woodisgood@icfre.org