20002020

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Artistic and research interests

Mark Hughes holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, obtained in 1984 from Portsmouth University, UK, a MSc in Forest Industries Technology from Bangor University, UK and a PhD in Wood Science, also from Bangor University. After obtaining his PhD in 2000, he worked for 6 years as a research manager at the BioComposites Centre, a contract research institute based at Bangor University, successful setting-up and managing the materials group there. He moved to Finland in 2006, taking up a position at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), first as research manager and then as full professor, with effect from 1st January 2007. His research interests are diverse, ranging from structure-property relationships in wood and composite materials, through wood modification, to the use of wood in resource-efficient construction. In the past 5 years, his work has focused on improving the sustainability of wood construction by using it to enhance the energy-efficiency of buildings as well as studying how circular economy principles might be applied to the wood value chain. His research interests also encompass the role that biomaterials can play in mitigating climate change, when used in the built environment. He has authored or co-authored around 100 publications that have appeared in the scientific literature, seven book chapters and contributed to a large number of conferences and other events over the years.     

Keywords

  • Wood
  • WoodLife
  • Wood2New
  • Micromechanics
  • wood-based composites
  • Climate change
  • composite materials
  • biobased fibres
  • Sustainability
  • Construction

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Research Output

Effects of water soaking-drying cycles on thermally modified spruce wood-plastic composites

Kallbom, S., Lillqvist, K., Spoljaric, S., Seppälä, J., Segerholm, K., Rautkari, L., Hughes, M. & Walinder, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Wood and Fiber Science. 52, 1, p. 2-12 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Improvement of interfacial interaction in impregnated wood via grafting methyl methacrylate onto wood cell walls

    Dong, Y., Altgen, M., Mäkelä, M., Rautkari, L., Hughes, M., Li, J. & Zhang, S., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Holzforschung.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Investigating the tactile warmth of untreated and modified wood surfaces by measuring cold sensitivity in paired-comparison experiments

    Bhatta, S. R., Vahtikari, K., Hughes, M. & Kyttä, M., 9 Apr 2020, In : International Wood Products Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Phenol-formaldehyde resins with suitable bonding strength synthesized from "less-reactive" hardwood lignin fractions

    Lourençon, T. V., Alakurtti, S., Virtanen, T., Jääskeläinen, A. S., Liitiä, T., Hughes, M., Magalhães, W. L. E., Muniz, G. I. B. & Tamminen, T., Feb 2020, In : Holzforschung. 74, 2, p. 175–183

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Lignin phenol-formaldehyde resins with suitable bonding strength synthesized from “less reactive” hardwood lignin fractions

    Vergara Lourencon, T., Magalhães, W. L. E., de Muniz, G. I. B., Virtanen, T., Jääskeläinen, A-S., Liitiä, T., Alakurtti, S., Hughes, M. & Tamminen, T., Apr 2019, ACS Spring 2019.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Projects

    Smartawood 2.2.22_200247_2020

    Hughes, M. & Alam, A.

    01/01/202031/12/2021

    Project: EU: EIT

    InFutureWood: Innovative Design For the Future-Use and Reuse of Wood (Buildings) Components

    Hughes, M., Mosley, F. & Nasiri, B.

    01/03/201931/12/2022

    Project: Other external funding: Other government funding

    TC 2.1.5:190346-2019 REWOOD2

    Hughes, M. & Nasiri, B.

    01/01/201931/12/2020

    Project: EU: EIT

    Smartawood TC_2.9.2_190172-19

    Hughes, M., Alam, A. & Nasiri, B.

    01/01/201931/12/2020

    Project: EU: EIT

    190532_2019 Master Label 2019

    Hughes, M. & Liao, H.

    01/01/201931/12/2020

    Project: EU: EIT

    Activities

    Foreign Organisation

    Mark Hughes (Visiting researcher)
    11 May 201612 May 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    School of Chemical Engineering (Organisational unit)

    Mark Hughes (Member)
    2016 → …

    Activity: Membership typesPosition of trust in an academic community

    Foreign Organisation

    Mark Hughes (Visiting researcher)
    29 Mar 201630 Mar 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Evaluator for professorship at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

    Mark Hughes (Reviewer)
    2016

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of professorship

    Professor (University of Primorska) Slovenia

    Mark Hughes (Reviewer)
    2015

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of professorship