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Matthew Schwarzkopf


Dr. Matthew Schwarzkopf is a researcher at the InnoRenew CoE an assistant professor at the University of Primorska.

He earned his PhD in 2014 from Oregon State University (Oregon, USA) with a dual major in wood science and materials science. Matthew holds an MS in wood science from Oregon State University (Oregon, USA 2009) and a BS in forestry from Iowa State University (Iowa, USA 2007).

His research focuses on agricultural biomass utilization, the wood-adhesive/polymer interphase, optical measurement techniques, wood-plastic composites and wood modification techniques. He is currently involved in a variety of international projects with topics including utilization of olive oil by-products from the local Slovenian olive industry, restorative environmental and ergonomic design and modification of under-utilized wood species.

When he isn’t in the lab, Matthew enjoys working in the garden, rock climbing and longboarding.