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 216 Materials engineering 2 Engineering and technology Wood and paper materials

Publications

Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Department of Built Environment, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design
Publishing year: 2019 Energy and Buildings
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Polymer Composites
Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2019 Composites Part B: Engineering
Department of Architecture, Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Wood Material Technology, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Lignin Chemistry, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Holzforschung
Lignin Chemistry, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2019 ACS Spring 2019
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Publishing year: 2018 Nanoscale Research Letters
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Department of Forest Products Technology, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Wood Science and Technology
Clean Technologies, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Wood Material Technology
Publishing year: 2018 BUILDING SIMULATION