Research projects

The research activity developed by ESB aims to explore the potential of wood and bioresource materials, to find new applications and develop uses. Find in this section the research projects carried out by the team.

recherche esb bois bacteries

Bois H2

This research project examines the antimicrobial activity of timber and its application in hospital constructions and hygiene. Timber is an […]

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déchets de bois


This research project aims to develop a regional biorefinery model for processing organic waste in urban and peri-urban areas. The […]

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Projet recherche toiture chaume

Thatched roofs

This research project aims to understand why some thatched roofs deteriorate prematurely. In response to the growing number of thatched […]

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Wood ageing

This research project is aimed at determining how microorganisms influence wood ageing. Exposure to inclement weather modifies the surface of […]

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Etude sur la vibration des planchers mixtes bois béton

Floor vibration

This research project examines the dynamic performance of medium and long-span timber-concrete composite floors. The programme is comparing analytical design […]

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Photo laboratoire chimie du bois


This research project aims to examine the chemical recycling of timber panels for producing high value-added bio-based materials. The MATIERES […]

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Prototype de robot en bois ESB / LS2M


This research project is looking to design industrial robots using materials with a low environmental impact. The aim is to […]

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travail dans l'atelier bois de l'école suprieure du bois de nantes


This research project is aiming to develop and assess techniques for upgrading recovered solid timber into new oversize products that […]

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chemin dans une fôret


This research project is taking a closer look at fast-growing forests. What impact will they have on wood’s properties? How […]

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sciure de bois


This research project is aimed at improving the performance of wood fibre-based composites for insulation. Wood fibre-based materials are struggling […]

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