Laboratories – Université Laval
The majority of the CRMR laboratories at Université Laval are located in the Gene-H.-Kruger building. This eco-friendly building, equipped with an bioclimatic environmental control system, is constructed almost entirely of wood and the use of local products was encouraged so as to benefit the regional economy and minimize pollution and transportation costs. In addition to conference rooms, classrooms and offices, there are ten workshops and eight laboratories where teaching and research is carried out in a number of fields including wood anatomy and physics, primary and secondary transformation, composite panels and polymer and adhesives chemistry. Futhermore, work on the implementation, characterization, modification and modeling of natural fibre-based composites, including expanded materials (foams), multilayer structures (sandwich) and recycling, under the supervision of Denis Rodrigue are carried out in the laboratories of the Chemical Engineering Department in the Adrien-Pouliot Building.
Wood engineering research labs