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Mohammad Derikvand


Mohammad is a researcher from the timber engineering field in the InnoRenew CoE’s Buildings research department. He also holds a position as assistant professor of the Built Environment at the University of Primorska.

Mohammad studied Natural Resources Engineering with specialty in Wood Technology and Engineering in Iran. In 2016, he received a full scholarship form the Australian Research Council to pursue his PhD at the University of Tasmania (UTas). His PhD research at UTas investigated new ways in which high-value laminated timber products can be developed from Australian plantation pulpwood eucalyptus. During his stay in Tasmania, he also participated in several projects led by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) aiming to develop engineered wood products from low-grade plantation timber. He was appointed as a lecturer at UTas as well, where he was teaching Timber Structures. After completing his PhD, Mohammad moved to Finland and started working as a postdoc researcher in Timber Engineering at Aalto University. During his time at Aalto University, he dedicated his research to enhancing the circularity of timber products and structural systems. This included developing mass laminated timber floor systems from salvaged wooden materials and design for deconstruction of hybrid timber-concrete composite connections and structural elements.

Mohammad likes to spend his free time painting, going to the gym, hiking, and bowling.