You are here: Home Project Partner University Henry Poinceré Nancy (ENSTIB-LERMAB)
Document Actions

University Henry Poinceré Nancy (ENSTIB-LERMAB)

"Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois (ENSTIB)", Université de Lorraine, France

This is the only university school of Wood Science and Wood Engineering in France.The School is a growing research centre, specialising in both fundamental and applied studies on wood products, and on products for and from wood.  One of its main research activities is the research on the use of forestry derived tannins for a variety of non-traditional applications, namely tannin-based adhesives and resins for a variety of high value-added applications. The strong concentration of research interests on the fundamental chemistry and the industrial application of tannins renders this University school ideal as a major research partner of the project on tannin based foams. It is the only university school in Europe haveing achieved twice the finalist prize of the Descartes Prize of the European Commission.



Antonio Pizzi

Prof. Industrial Chemistry
ENSTIB-LERMAB, University of Lorraine
27 rue Philippe Seguin, BP 1041
88051 EPINAL cedex 9
Tel.: (+33)(0)329296117
Fax: (+33)(0) 329296138



  • 1985 D.Sc. Wood Science, specialisation in wood chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1970 Dr.Chem. Physical Chemistry of argano-biologicalpolymers, University of Rome, Italy


Research Interests and Expertise

Wood adhesives: development, analysis, compounding and glus-mixing, application, interactions at the interface, trouble-shooting; Polymer Chemistry, Glueing technology, Panel products, Chemistry of Wood Preservatives and Wood Preservation, Wood Chemistry, Structure of Wood Constituents


Personal tools