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Jakub Sandak

Deputy director and Head of research department - Advanced Manufacturing

Jakub, “Kuba”, is the InnoRenew CoE Deputy director and Head of research department for advanced manufacturing.

He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Sciences from Tottori University (Japan), a master of Science in Natural Resources Process Engineering from Shimane University (Japan), an engineer of Wood Science and Technology from University of Life Sciences in Poznan (Poland). He is a third generation carpenter, currently a reserach group leader at InnoRenew CoE, associate professor and research associate at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Science and Information Technology at University of Primorska. Jakub is an active member of several COST actions, including E35, E40, FP0904, FP1006, FP1101, FP1303, FP1407. He is a part of the International Wood Machining Seminar International Advisory Committee, and member of Editorial Boards for Drvna Industrija, as well as European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.

The research interests of Kuba include: multi-sensor evaluation of wood properties, expert systems dedicated for wood machining process control and monitoring, organization of manufacturing processes in furniture industries, vision systems in the wood industry, characterization of the wood surface, physics of the wood cutting, wood mechanics and fracture, spectroscopy and chemometry, hyperspectral imaging, numerical modelling of wood at different scales, and mechatronics. His passion is designing, assembling, testing and implementing prototype scientific instrumentation.