Wood products Online course starts 3.3.2022

Learn about wood material properties and applications of wood products. No pre-requisites. Open for students in all fields!
Tree cut in the forest showing the growth rings in the cross-cut section.
Daniela Altgen

CHEM-E2115 Wood Products: Application and Performance -course is organized as online course in spring 2022. You may follow the course independently whenever it is suitable for you during periods IV-V. The course includes many short videos, texts, exercises and several multiple choice exams. The course starts with an online introduction 3.3.2022 at 9:15. More practical information about the course is found in MyCourses:

Course information in MyCourses

A brilliant course with excellent course materials - especially images and video lectures.

Student feedback 2021

In the course you will learn about structure, properties and applications of wood and wood products including mechanical performance and moisture interaction. Environmental impacts of wood and wood products are presented, including life cycle analysis and the role of wood as carbon storage. Long-term performance of wood is discussed along with e.g. physical and biological degradation, enhancing performance through appropriate design and wood modification. Register to the course by 7.3.2022:

Course registration in Sisu

Course registration for Open University students

Different scales are shown from a tree to molecules forming the cell wall.
In the course wood material is presented in different scales from a growing tree to cell structures and further to molecules forming the cell wall. (Daniela Altgen)

To support learning the course includes several short videos, such as presented below. Even more videos can be found from this Youtube-channel:

Aalto University - Wood Science


Please contact the course staff by email: [email protected]

  • Lauri Rautkari, Associate Professor
  • Daniela Altgen
  • Kristiina Lillqvist
  • Published:
  • Updated:

Read more news

Lennart Engels, Karolin Kull, Ágnes László, Julia Postrzech and Valenti Soler won the Habitare Design competition 2023.
Awards and Recognition, Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Team of Interior Architecture and Contemporary Design students won the Habitare Design competition 2023

The Habitare Design Competition is intended for students studying art, design, and architecture in Finland. This year ‘s theme of the competition was “Tools for togetherness”, which required the teams to design and implement new types of tools to promote togetherness and interaction on a human scale or more widely.
ITP-opiskelijoita kesällä 2020. Kuva: Petri Anttila
Studies Published:

ITP belongs to the Aalto University’s summer

Once again in summer 2023, students in the Information Technology Program solved a variety of business challenges
The Fifth Wave - BRIE-ETLA Collection of Articles book cover
Research & Art Published:

Audiobooks can today be created with AI

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management has published its first AI-based audiobook.
Hopeful Globe podcast
Studies Published:

WiTLAB guesting on the Hopeful Globe Podcast

Aalto WiTLAB has guested on an episode of the Hopeful Globe Podcast by the University of Turku. The Hopeful Globe Podcast series is a collaboration between Institutes of Higher Education, sharing inspiring stories across the globe.