Dr. Susanne Bollmus


Research interests

  • Hardwood use
  • Chemical wood preservation and modification
  • Durability of wood and wood products
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Projects

  • LVL Mast - Development of material- and construction-optimized overhead line pylons
  • CreoSub - New protection systems for the substitution of creosote for railway sleepers, wooden bridges and overhead line masts
  • Nachwuchsgruppe - Novel applications, markets, and technologies for native hardwood species
  • HiFreTech - High-frequency impregnation of wood
  • RWE - Investigation into the durability of wooden transmission pylons
  • WinFur - Suitability of furfurylated wood for high quality window frame production
  • WoodExter - Behaviour of wood used outdoors, above-ground
  • InnoBuche - Innovative modified beech wood products - Improved material properties in light of increasing beech wood production and high consumer demands to ensure sustainability

Responsibilities


Committee Work

  • Member of the Central Senate Commission for Teaching and Study (zKLS) and the Extended Central Commission for Teaching and Study (zKLS-plus) (since 2017)
  • Member (scientific staff) of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology (since 2016)
  • Deputy Member of the Central Senate Commission for Teaching and Study (zKLS) and the Extended Central Commission for Teaching and Study (zKLS-plus) (2012-2017)
  • Alternate member (scientific staff) of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology (2011-2016)
  • Administrative Director of the Wood Preservation Committee (since 2010)
  • Spokesperson for PhD students on the board of the "Georg-August University School of Sciences" (GAUSS) (2007-2009)
  • Representative of the students in the study commission of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2005-2009)

Teaching

Courses


Supervision of student papers (for data protection reasons, the papers have been made anonymous)

Master’s theses

    2019

  • Birch structural timber – Distribution of strength related wood characteristics and their influence on bending properties
  • Influence of specimen size and shape on the durability of wood in laboratory tests
  • Dichte, Struktur und Zug – Integrität und Biegeeigenschaften von Lärchenholz (Larix decidua MILL.) in Abhängigkeit von der Lage im Stamm
  • Untersuchungen zum Vermögen holzzerstörender Pilze, chemisch modifiziertes Holz zu durchwachsen
  • Bauholz aus marknahen Buchenholzsortimenten – Untersuchung zur Verteilung festigkeitsrelevanter Holzmerkmale und deren Ein-fluss auf Biegeeigenschaften
  • 2017

  • Microscopic examination of wood after modification with reactive resins
  • 2016

  • Comparative investigations into the mechanical determination of fibre content of hardwood lamellas
  • Influence of selected modification systems on elasto-mechanical properties of wood
  • Comparison of pine wood (Pinus sylvestris L.) modified with DMDHEU and altered DMDHEU variants
  • Influence of relevant parameters on the bonding properties of untreated and modified hardwoods for load-bearing constructions
  • Fire behavior of furfurylated wood with and without the addition of a phosphate-based fire retardant
  • 2015

  • Analysis of the biological and mechanical properties of acetylated hardwood
  • Thermal modification of spruce (Picea abies KARST.) under the influence of increased vapour pressure
  • Investigation of variables influencing the bonding of modified wood using standardized test methods
  • 2014

  • Improvement of wood appearance through variation of impregnation process
  • Effect of size on tensile, compression and bending strengths of six European hardwood species
  • 2013

  • Development of a wood modification process on a laboratory scale and comparison of the leaching of DMDHEU and melamine, and properties of melamine modified pine wood
  • 2012

  • Examinations of the gluability of furfurylated wood for window scantling production

Bachelor’s theses

    2019

  • Feuchteverhalten von mit wässrigen und öligen Schutzmitteln imprägnierter Buche
  • Untersuchung des Einflusses einer Plasmabehandlung bezüglich der Wasseraufnahme von acetylierten Hölzern
  • Beeinflussung ausgewählter statischer und dynamischer Eigenschaften von mit verschiedenen glyoxal-basierten Vernetzern behandeltem Massivholz – Ein Methodenvergleich
  • Untersuchung des Wuchsverhaltens holzzerstörender Basidiomyceten in Abhängigkeit vom Kultursubstrat
  • Untersuchung der Dauerhaftigkeit des Holzes von Metasequoia glyptostroboides und Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
  • Untersuchungen zum Querdruckverhalten von Birken-Bauholz
  • Untersuchung zum Einfluss von Wasserhaltekapazitäten und Feuchte von Böden auf die Abbaurate ausgewählter Hölzer
  • Konzeption und Fertigung eines Prüfstandes zur Ermittlung der Spritzwasserbelastung von Holzbauteilen
  • Kartographische Darstellung des feuchteinduzierten Befallsrisikos von Holzbauteilen in der Schweiz
  • Untersuchung hydraulischer Effekte durch Imprägnierung von Holz mit Ölen und Wachsen
  • 2017

  • Development of assorted log price relations for main economic tree species based on timber revenues in the Hessen state forest
  • Grain perpendicular elasto-mechanical tensile properties of beech, ash, and maple wood
  • Shape change of electric bass guitar neck in fluctuating ambient climates
  • Comparison of methods for determining the abrasion resistance of differently modified woods
  • 2016

  • Comparative investigations for calculation and determination of bending strength and fracture impact energy by means of static and dynamic testing
  • 2015

  • Investigation into the role of charcoal in forest history of Hümmel region (Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • 2014

  • Comparative investigations into the determination of fibre orientation for hardwood lamellas
  • 2010

  • Comparative investigations into facades made of thermally modified and unmodified wood

Publications