Mark Hughes
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Mark Hughes

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Vuorimiehentie 1
Mobile phone
+358505122615
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

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.     

Areas of expertise

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

Publications

Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design

Quantifying the sensation of temperature : A new method for evaluating the thermal behaviour of building materials

Publishing year: 2019 Energy and Buildings
Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Various polymeric monomers derived from renewable rosin for the modification of fast-growing poplar wood

Publishing year: 2019 Composites Part B: Engineering
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Lignin Chemistry, Wood Material Technology

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

Publishing year: 2019 Holzforschung
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology

A dynamic modelling approach for simulating climate change impact on energy and hygrothermal performances of wood buildings

Publishing year: 2018 BUILDING SIMULATION
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Synthesis and Characterization of Pure Copper Nanostructures Using Wood Inherent Architecture as a Natural Template

Publishing year: 2018 Nanoscale Research Letters
Clean Technologies, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology

Forest sector circular economy development in Finland

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Forest Products Technology, Wood Material Technology

The anisotropic temperature rise on wood surfaces during adsorption measured by thermal imaging

Publishing year: 2018 Wood Science and Technology
Department of Forest Products Technology, Department of Architecture, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

The potential for cascading wood from demolished buildings

Publishing year: 2017 International Wood Products Journal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Science, Energy Conversion, Wood Material Technology

The influence of extractives on the sorption characteristics of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.)

Publishing year: 2017 Journal of Materials Science
Department of Built Environment, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology

Sensory and emotional perception of wooden surfaces through fingertip touch

Publishing year: 2017 Frontiers in Psychology