Dr. Tim Koddenberg

Research interests

  • 3D material characterization
  • Wood anatomy
  • Wood preservation
  • Fluid pathways
  • X-ray micro-computed tomography


  • 3D Wood Anatomy (VisAn3D) - Three-Dimensional Visualization of Anatomical Structures in Native Softwood and Hardwood through X-Ray Micro-Computed Tomography
  • DFG - Graduiertenkolleg 1703 - Ressourceneffizienz in Unternehmensnetzwerken
  • Holzschutz-CT - Characterization of penetration and distribution of protection systems in wood by X-ray based Micro Computed Tomography
  • Impregnation of poplar - Structural Characterization of the Variable Uptake and Distribution of Impregnation Fluids in Fast-Growing Poplar Hybrids
  • DFG Schöningen Spears - Documentation and investigation of the oldest wooden weapons of mankind from Schöningen (found location 13 II, excavation H. Thieme)


  • Contact person for X-ray micro-computed tomography
  • Contact person for microscopy
  • 3D, non-destructive material analysis

Supervision of student theses (for reasons of data protection law, the authors names have been made anonymous)

Master theses


  • Investigation of key properties and bonding behavior of densified and thermally modified birch wood for the development of flooring applications
  • 2021

  • The potential of detecting wood decay using photoacoustic imaging: a review
  • 2020

  • Mikroskopische Untersuchungen zur Holzanatomie und zur variablen Verteilung von Imprägniermitteln in ausgewählten Pappelhybriden (Populus spp.)

Project thesis


  • Untersuchung der Verthyllung und weiterer anatomischer Merkmale von Robinienholz verschiedener Herkünfte
  • 2019

  • Mikroskopische Charakterisierung von Imprägniermitteln in Pappelhybriden (Populus spp.)
  • 2017

  • Einfluss von Bildbearbeitungsparametern auf quantitative und qualitative Untersuchungen von lichtmikroskopischen und computertomographischen Aufnahmen von Holz

Bachelor thesis


  • Characterization of the impregnated surface areas of poplar wood
  • Analysis of the material moisture content of acetylated beech veneer and acetylated beech-LVL
  • 2021

  • Joint strength of differently modified timbers
  • Material characteristics of beech and birch wood building products (solid wood, glulam, CLT, LVL) – A literature study
  • Leaching resistance and moisture performance of Haematoxylum campechianum (Bloodwood)
  • Investigation of the influence of climate and wood moisture on the bonding quality of beech finger-joint bonding using delamination testing
  • 2020

  • Makroskopische Untersuchungen zur variablen Tränkbarkeit von ausgewählte Pappelhydriden
  • 2018

  • Literaturstudie zur Anwendung der röntgenstrahlbasierten Computertomographie in der Holzforschung