Fiche biographique de Mark Irle

Grade : Ingénieur de recherche

Université : École Supérieure du Bois

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Dr. Irle has a degree and PhD in Wood Science from the University of Wales, Bangor. After a short period of post-doctoral research he was appointed as a lecturer at the same university. He left Bangor in 1994 to help create the Forest Products Research Centre at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, now Buckinghamshire New University, and in 1996 he became the head of this new department. He has worked in France since 2002 as the Research Director of Ecole Supérieure du Bois in Nantes and for a while as Deputy Director of the institute, but, now he is focussing once more research.

His research interests cover all wood-based composites and their dimensional stability in particular. He has published 40 papers in refereed journals and over 230 articles in magazines, conferences and books. He has successfully supervised the research of 24 PhD, 3 MPhil, 20 MSc and numerous under­graduate students.

A summary of his current activities include: Vice-president of InnovaWood; country representative for COST Action FP1303; co-ordinator and participant in several national and international research projects, and he is a Fellow of The Wood Technology Society of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK).