Division of Organic and Wood-based Materials


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Institute for Building Materials, Solid Construction and Fire Protection (iBMB)
Department of Organic and Wood-Based Construction Materials

Hopfengarten 20
D-38102 Braunschweig

phone: +49 531 22077-0 (administration office)
fax: +49 531 22077-44
email: fgo.ibmb@tu-bs.de


Bohumil Kasal, PhD, PE, Professor

Assistant Professor:

Libo Yan, PhD

Professor Emeritus:

K.P. Großkurth, Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Chief Engineer:

J. Hinrichsen, Dr.-Ing.


The Department of Organic and Wood-Based Materials of the iBMB arose in 2010 from the long existing department Structures and Application of Building Materials. The new department originated from the cooperation of the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University Braunschweig, and works closely together with the Institute for Wood Research Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut (WKI) in Braunschweig.

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04.12.2018 - 11:37

Ms. Yang Pan as Guest-PhD at the Department

We welcome Ms. Yang Pan from Beihang University, China, as Guest-PhD at the Department.

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03.10.2018 - 15:30

Project is granted by BMBF

We received positive news from BMBF about the application for the „(MOEL-SOEL-Bekanntmachung)“ project. The project is granted by The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF,Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung). The project leader is Junior Prof. Dr. Libo Yan with the scientific support from Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bo Kasal.

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01.10.2018 - 11:35

We welcome our new PhD students Silu Huang and Bo Wang

Miss Silu Huang and Mr Bo Wang's PhD research will be support by China Scholarship Council PhD scholarship.

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28.09.2018 - 11:18

Professor Kasal lectured in Russia

Professor Kasal discussed the latest development in wood- and cellulose-based fibers at the Regional Council for Wood science (RCCWS) in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on September 10, 2018.

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17.09.2018 - 21:27

Jun. Prof. Dr. Yan gave a talk at the "20th International Conference on Building Materials (ibausil20)"

Jun. Prof. Dr. Yan gave a talk on "Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites as Confining Materials to Improve Recycled Aggregate Concrete Properties" at the "20th International Conference on Building Materials (ibausil20)" in Weimar


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06.08.2018 - 12:48

FNR Junior Research Group funded

The German Agency for Renewable Resources (Fachagentur für nachwachsende Rohstoffe) of Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft BMEL) funds a Junior Research Group at Fraunhofer WKI and TU Braunschweig with over 1.6 Million Euros.

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13.04.2018 - 12:06

Prof. Kasal gives a talk at the "6th Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo"

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bo Kasal gave a talk on "Recent Advances in the Development of Wood and Cellulose-Based Materials" at the "6th Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo" in Atlanta.

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13.04.2018 - 10:43

Department wins CO2 Challenge of the TU Braunschweig

The employees of the iBMB have reduced their CO2 emissions for the months of January and February by more than 30 percent compared to the previous year.

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