About The Speaker
Researcher and Director | InnoRenew CoE
Dr. Andreja Kutnar is currently the director of InnoRenew CoE and a full professor in wood sciences at the University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia).
Wood composites, thermo-hydro-mechanical treatment of wood and adhesive bonding are her areas of expertise and her work has focused on research projects in the areas of natural sciences, technology, sustainable development of the furniture industry and the assessment of the environmental impact of new materials, products and technologies from their origin, creation process and potential for reuse or recycling.
She was awarded the “Prometheus of Science for Excellence in Communication” prize in 2016, honoured with the Zois Certificate of Recognition (scientific achievements in the field of wood sciences) in 2018 and featured in the 2020 European Commission’s prestigious #EUwomen4future campaign, which highlighted successful women working in research, innovation, education, culture and sport.
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