Michael Altgen

Michael Altgen

Research Fellow
Wood Material Science

I am a wood material scientist working on wood-water interactions, modification of wood and chemical imaging of wood and biomaterials.

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Vuorimiehentie 1 02150 Espoo Finland
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  • Wood Material Science, Research Fellow


Hyperspectral Imaging Predicts the Moisture Content Distribution in Acetylated Wood

Muhammad Awais, Michael Altgen, Mikko Mäkelä, Tiina Belt, Lauri Rautkari 2022

Quantitative prediction of moisture content distribution in acetylated wood using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging

Muhammad Awais, Michael Altgen, Mikko Mäkelä, Tiina Belt, Lauri Rautkari 2022 Journal of Materials Science

Wood−Water Relations Affected by Anhydride and Formaldehyde Modification of Wood

Muhammad Awais, Michael Altgen, Tiina Belt, Venla Teräväinen, Mikko Mäkelä, Daniela Altgen, Martin Nopens, Lauri Rautkari 2022 ACS Omega

Effect of pressurized hot water extraction and esterification on the moisture properties and decay resistance of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) sapwood

Suvi Kyyrö, Michael Altgen, Tiina Belt, Hanna Seppäläinen, Christian Brischke, Petra Heinze, Holger Militz, Lauri Rautkari 2022 Holzforschung

Pressurized hot water extraction of Scots pine sapwood : effect of wood size on obtained treatment products

Suvi Kyyrö, Michael Altgen, Lauri Rautkari 2022 Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery

Effect of Moisture on Polymer Deconstruction in HCl Gas Hydrolysis of Wood

Tainise Lourençon, Michael Altgen, Timo Pääkkönen, Valentina Guccini, Paavo Penttilä, Eero Kontturi, Lauri Rautkari 2022 ACS Omega

Review of Wood Modification and Wood Functionalization Technologies

Samuel L. Zelinka, Michael Altgen, Lukas Emmerich, Nathanael Guigo, Tobias Keplinger, Maija Kymäläinen, Emil E. Thybring, Lisbeth G. Thygesen 2022 Forests

Humidity-dependence of the hydroxyl accessibility in Norway spruce wood

Michael Altgen, Lauri Rautkari 2021 Cellulose

Extractive concentrations and cellular-level distributions change radially from outer to inner heartwood in Scots pine

Tiina Belt, Martti Venäläinen, Michael Altgen, Anni Harju, Lauri Rautkari 2021 Tree Physiology

Thermal modification of wood—a review: chemical changes and hygroscopicity

Callum Hill, Michael Altgen, Lauri Rautkari 2021 Journal of Materials Science