Dr. Lorenz Breinig (Research Associate 01/2017–01/2020)
Lorenz Breinig studied Forest Science at the University of Freiburg in Germany and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden. After receiving his diploma, he worked as a researcher at the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg from 2010 to 2016. Beginning with his diploma thesis, the main focus of his research has been non-destructive evaluation of wood quality by means of X-ray computed tomography. From 2010 to 2013 Lorenz Breinig was employed at the University of Freiburg for a project about the aesthetic quality of wood and the corresponding optimization of sawn timber production. He wrote his doctoral thesis within the scope of this project, obtaining his degree in 2015. From 2014 to 2016 he was responsible for a European cooperation project on the utilization of hardwoods for glued structural timber. Besides these research areas, his interest in forest technology and harvesting systems has always been a part of his work.
As a research associate from January 2017 to January 2020 he contributed to the research activities of the professorship and took over teaching duties.