Wood Joensuu

Insights for DWC 2023 – Part 12

This year, the DWC 2023 event will bring together notable speakers who are able to deliver powerful message related to use of wood, sustainability, circularity in building construction sector and city planning in a way that will ensure the event creates significant impact in this era of climate change mitigation strategies.

Learn more about our speakers from different sessions and their insights below.


Session 2 – Sustainability in Material & Design Considerations

Biobased Sustainable Adhesive System for Wood Products Industry


About the speaker

Anuj Kumar works as a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Institute Finland. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Meerut University (2007), M.Sc. in Wood Science and Technology at Forest Research Institute Deemed University (2009), India, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (2013). His research areas are wood composites, wood modification, wood adhesives, coatings, and biobased building materials. He has working experience of postdoctoral research at Czech Technical University in Prague and Linnaeus University Sweden and visiting scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) and University of Ljubljana. Currently, leading a research to business project funded by Business Finland for fully biobased adhesives for engineered wood products.




The second international Drivers for Wood Construction event will be held in Joensuu 15.-16.5.2023 with the theme Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Wood Construction.


Drivers of Wood Construction 2023 event organized by the Karelia University of Applied Sciences
in cooperation with Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute.


 Main Partners and Sponsor

Ministry of the Environment,  Wood Building Programme

Puuinfo Ltd.

RothoBlaas SRL

City of Joensuu