Academic Structure Forest Industry Engineering

Department of Forest Industry Engineering

Forest Industry Engineering Department was founded in 1982 as a second department in our Faculty. Forest Industry Engineers are educated as such engineers who have technical and administrative knowledge which enables them to work at various units from supply of raw material to sale, also the establishments that convert forest products to mid-product or finished product by processing them.

Forest Industry Engineers are employed by various public institutions such as DPT, TÜBİTAK, TSE and Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. However, main business districts are private sector institutions which are active in various production fields since employment of public institutions’ rate is low. They take charge in various institutions which produce woody composite products such as timber, plating, plywood or the institutions that produce mid-products such as paper-mache and finished products such as parquet, wainscot, furniture, door and window framing, paper etc. in the positions from raw material supply and production to marketing and sale.


“To educate Forest Industry Engineers who have sufficient information and skill in the field of forest products industry, to develop and implement new and nature friendly technologies, to become a pioneer for sector and social consciousness in rational process, evaluation and supervision of woody and non-woody products as a guide.”


“To become a leader with its contemporary education and scientific research studies.”

Educational Purposes of Forest Industry Engineering Undergraduate Program

Educational Purposes of Forest Industry Engineering Department of Istanbul University Faculty of Forestry are arranged and given below:

Istanbul University Forest Industry Engineering Undergraduate Program aims that their students;

  • Pursue careers in public, private and civil society institutions at national and international levels in the field of Forest Industry Engineering,

  • Create a value by fulfilling business administration activities such as design, production, R&D (Research and Development activities), quality controlling, and planning, marketing in the forest based sectors; solid wood, plaque and composite which are made of wood, furniture and decoration, cellulose and paper and industries of forest products which do not include wood, and increase the competitiveness of the institutions with which they work by pursuing and implementing new technologies, national and international standards,

  • Take part as a leader in their career by contributing forest industry engineer employment for related institutions, be preferred as employee in administration of business management and take charge in investment projects which are conducted with the collaboration of industry and university,

Carry out graduate studies in the fields of construction, architecture, chemistry, environment, energy, materials, business management, forestry apart from discipline, Forest Industry Engineering.

Department of Wood Chemistry and Technology belonged formerly to Institute of Forest Products Utilization established in 1937. In 1961, as an independent department, the Chair of Forest Products Chemistry and Technology was found under the head of Prof. Dr. Savni HUŞ. In 1982, by enacting a new law of Higher Education, the chairs were renamed as departments (Major Science Units).​
The aim of Forest Products Chemistry and Technology Department are the both the education and research in the areas of chemistry of forest products, pulp and paper technology and wood adhesives. In these areas 4 Professors, 1 Associated Professor and 2 Assistant Professors serve as academic staff at the department.

For this purpose the following lectures exist at the department: Forest Products Chemistry, Fiber Technology, Paper Technology, Nonwood Forest Products Chemistry, Bioenergy, Wood Adhesives, Paper Packaging, Paper Coating.

Former faculties, who worked and retired at the department are: Prof. Dr. Savni HUŞ (1939-1983), Prof. Dr. Turan TANK (1958-2000), Prof. Dr. Erol GÖKSEL (1970-1998), Prof. Dr. Güneş UÇAR (1984-2014) and Dr. Can AKKAYAN (1973-1989 died). Following persons worked at the department for a while and left for another faculties or institutes: Dr. Mustafa CENGİZ (1981-1989), Res. Ass. İsmail BALABAN (1984-1985), Res. Ass. Dr. Sami İMAMOĞLU (1998-2002), and Res. Ass. Ali Umut ŞEN (2003-2005), Res. Ass. Yağmur BİRİCİK (2010-2011).

Some views from Laboratories


Division of Forest Industrial Engineering at Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University was established in 1982 under the constitution of Forest Products Utilization Institute founded in 1937 by the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey. Department of Forest Biology and Wood Protection Technology, one of four other departments in the Division of Forest Products Engineering, has continued education and research since 1982 as a continuation of Forest Products Utilization Institute. Up to date, Professor Dr. A. Yılmaz BOZKURT, Professor Dr. Ramazan KANTAY and Professor Dr. Nurgün ERDİN served as head of the department. Professor Dr. S. Nami KARTAL has been recently heading the department.

The main tasks of the department are to determine usage areas of wood material depending on biological properties of wood and bark, and identification and anatomical characteristics of archeological and recent wood; to investigate wood degrading organisms (fungi, bacteria, insects, and marine organisms) and abiotic factors; to determine degradation type and rate in wood (recent and archeological wood, historical buildings); to study different protection methods for wood material (structural, biological and chemical); thermal degradation in wood and wood-based materials; to develop fire retardants and systems for wood and wood based materials against fire; to study thermal analyses based on fire performance of treated wood; to study recycling options and methods for treated waste wood; to investigate proper working techniques and equipment for production of wood and non-wood forest products considering ecological and economical criteria and the standards by industry; to protect forest sources; and to provide instruments for productive usage of forest sources.

The department has continued its education and research on Wood Anatomy, Exotic Timbers, Wood Technology, Wood Defects, Utilization of Forest Products, Non-Wood Forest Products, Timber Harvesting, Wood Pathology, Wood Microbiology, Wood Destroying Pests, Wood Preservation, Conservation of Wood Artifacts, and Environmental Concerns in Forest Products Industry with recently 1 Professor, 2 Associate Professors, 2 Assistant Professor, and 2 Graduate Research Assistants.


    Professor Dr. S. Nami KARTAL (Head)
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext. 25352
    Wood Protection, Wood Degradation, Wood Microbiology
  • Assoc. Professor Dr. A. Dilek DOĞU
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext.25084
    Wood Anatomy, Wood Identification
  • Assoc. Professor Dr. Coşkun KÖSE
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext. 25371
    Wood Degradation, Wood Microbiology, Non-Wood Forest Products
  • Assist. Professor Dr. M. Osman ENGÜR
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext. 25354
    Forest Work Science, Ergonomics
  • Assist. Professor Evren TERZİ
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext. 25087
    Wood Protection, Wood Degradation, Fire Properties of Wood
  • Research Assist. Davut BAKIR
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 ext. 25350
    Wood Anatomy 
  • Research Assist. F. Diğdem TUNCER
    e-mail:, Phone: +90 212 338 24 00 etx. 25351
    Wood Anatomy

Study Areas 

    What’s wood?

Unlike many other building materials, wood is a truly renewable material and it may be converted into functional products by consuming little energy. Due to much less environmental effects compared to other building materials, there is an increase in wood use in construction. Trees synthesized from sunlight and carbon dioxide seize atmospheric carbon dioxide during their growth. When converted to wood products, this trapped carbon is stored away until being released by burning or bio-deterioration. Thus long-lasting wooden structures can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and make a positive contribution to combatting global climate change.

    What we do 

The Forest Biology and Wood Protection Technology group provides teaching and conducts research in the area of wood anatomy, wood degradation and protection, utilization of forest products, and forest work science. The group has strong links with the wood products industry in Turkey and abroad as well as having strong collaborations with other research groups both nationally and internationally. Our research group’s multi-disciplinary research and thesis topics range from wood anatomy to microbiology, protection of wood, and forest work science. Many of the department’s projects involve collaboration with international research groups. 

I – Wood Anatomy

    Wood identification in the commercial timber, lumber, plywood, semi-finished and end products produced with the domestic and exotic wood.
  • Determination of wood species during restoration and conservation works for the wooden buildings and monuments.
  • Wood identification in charred wood and archaeological objects.
  • Determination of desired quality characteristics of wood for different usage areas.
  • Determination of annual ring widths, cell dimensions, the heartwood – sapwood ratio and investigation of fiber structure, juvenile/mature wood and reaction wood.
  • The detection of problems related to anatomical characteristics of wood.
  • Determination of quality losses by examining the anatomical structure of wood obtained from trees growing under the influence of adverse environmental conditions.


The Wood Anatomy Laboratory possesses equipment, wood collection, written and visual documents for people and organizations who want to get information about the anatomical structure of the wood material and wood identification. 

II- Wood Microbiology, Protection, Conservation 

    Wood degradation and deterioration by wood degrading and staining fungi, bacteria, insects (termites), and marine organisms
  • Wood degradation by weathering, UV, thermal and other abiotic factors
  • Protection of wood against biotic and abiotic factors
  • Development of new wood protecting chemicals
  • Environmental aspects of treated wood and wood preservatives
  • Recycling and reuse of treated wood and waste wood
  • Fixation and leaching of wood preservatives in wood
  • Use of wood extractives and essential oils in wood protection
  • Nano-technologies and nano-particles in wood protection
  • Thermal modification of wood in wood protection area
  • Chemical modification of wood in wood protection area
  • Storage techniques, evaluation of wood decay in stored wood
  • Microscopic investigation of wood degradation by biotic factors
  • Evaluation of fungal and bacterial degradation in historical buildings, archaeological findings and water-logged objects
  • Thermal degradation of wood and fire performance of wood and wood based products
  • Development of fire retardants and systems and thermal analyses
  • Resistance of wood plastic composites against fungi, staining fungi, termites, weathering, and fire
  • Use of pyrolysis products of biomass and agricultural waste in wood protection
  • Sterilization of wood and wood based products by thermal processes and chemical fumigation against fungi and insects

III- Utilization of Forest Products, Forest Work Science 

    Tools and techniques used in wood harvesting
  • Harvesting systems and methods
  • Felling theory, felling, delimbing and bucking techniques with a chainsaw
  • Measurements of the skill level of workers in wood harvesting
  • Occupational health and safety in forest enterprises and forest industry
  • Hazards and risks in forestry work
  • Risk assessment in forestry industry
  • Risk assessment step by step (the five steps) in forestry
  • Personal protective equipment appropriate for forest operations
  • Identification, evaluation and control of ergonomic risks in forest industry organizations
  • Vocational training, on the job training, ongoing training and courses in the wood harvesting
  • Responsibilities and duties of employers and rights and responsibilities of workers regarding occupational safety and health
  • FSC Forest Certification Studies (principles / criteria / indicators related to occupational safety and health)
  • The ILO code of practice on safety and health in forestry work (minimum requirements in all forestry activities)
  • Round wood quality and standardization
  • Wood defects and evaluation
  • Forest products, non-wood forest products, wood use and wood processing industry
  • Processes and products of wood processing industry 


    Wood harvesting techniques and safe tree felling
  • Selection of suitable personal protective equipment in forest operations
  • Harvesting methods in windthrow timber and work safety requirements
  • Occupational health and safety in furniture industry
  • Occupational health and safety in wood panel industry
  • Risk assessment in forestry (What is involved in managing risks associated with forestry operations?)
  • Adult training
  • Safety and health in forest operations
  • Training of trainers for a forestry workplace safety
  • Chain saw training courses and tree felling techniques
  • What is the hazard and risk of forest work? How is done risk assessment in 5 steps?
  • Job safety – legal framework and general duties – ILO regulations about health and safety in forest work -FSC principles-criteria-indicators for forest certification
  • Office ergonomics and basic principles of ergonomic in office environments


    RISH, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA
  • Faculte´ des Sciences et Technologies, Universite´ de Lorraine, France
  • Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 24061 Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Unidad Academica de Gestion Tecnologica, Departamento Tecnologico, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad de la Republica Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Department of Forest Products Technology, School of Chemical Technologies, Aalto University, Aalto, Espoo, Finland
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dept. of Forestry & Natural Environment, Lab of Wood & Wood Products, TEI of Drama, Greece
  • Dept. of Wood & Furniture Design and Technology, Research Lab WST, TEI of Thessaly, Karditsa, Greece
  • University of Tennessee, Center for Renewable Carbon, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • The Gyeongsangbuk-do Agricultural Research & Extention Services (GBARES) of Republic of Korea
  • Kastamonu Entegre (Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry and Trade Company) Gebze, Turkey
  • General Directorate of Forestry- Forest Production and Marketing Department, Ankara, Turkey

Current Research Projects 

    Fire performance of wood for residential buildings
  • Distribution of NaF and DOT in sap and heartwood
  • Distribution and penetration of boron minerals in wood at various moisture contents
  • Biological performance of NaF and DOT
  • Nano-cellulose reinforced boron based panels
  • New generation boron rods for remedial treatments
  • Evaluation of biological performance of sandwich-type hybrid bio-composites:   Resistance against fungal decay, mold growth and termite attack
  • Remediation of Cu, Cr and As from treated wood by boron minerals
  • Wood identification in the materials excavated from Yenikapı, Istanbul at different depths.
  • Reinforcing Local Genetic Stewardship for Better Blight Control and Genetic Resource Management for Chestnut Growers in Turkey: Phase I Rapid Rural Appraisal
  • Conservation and Sustainability of the Traditional Wooden Architecture in Papart Valley
  • Conservation of cultural heritage by radiation techniques. Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)
  • Use of boron minerals in wood based composites: Boron leaching tests. Coordination Unit for Scientific Research Projects of Istanbul University
  • Fire performance of wood treated with ammoniacal zinc borate solution
  • Effects of bioincising on treatability, leaching and Cu distribution in treated wood. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
  • Evaluation of Wild Mushroom Gathering in terms of Harvesting, Trade and Traditional Knowledge: The Case of Istanbul Regional Directorate of Forestry
  • Determination of Problems and Expectations of Customers’ Buying Wood Raw Material from State Forest Enterprises: The Case of Marmara Region
  • Regional Adaptability Test of Ginseng in Forest Area of Turkey
  • Development Project of Occupational Health and Safety in the Furniture Industry (Ministry of Labour and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey)

Recent Publications (Last 5 years)

    Kartal, S.N., Yoshimura, T. 2016. ホウ酸塩:木材をシロアリから護るための天然薬剤 (Boron: Natural way to protect wood against termites). Termite Journal 2016, 1, 165: 7-10.
  • Muhcu, D., Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Yoshimura, T., (2016). Biological Performance, Water Absorption, and Swelling of Wood Treated With Nano-particles Combined With the Application of Paraloid B72®. Journal of Forestry Research (in press)
  • Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Gerardin, P., Ibanez, C.M., Yoshimura, T. (2016). Biological performance of particleboard incorporated with boron minerals. Journal of Forestry Research (in press)
  • Okan, T., Köse, N., Arifoğlu, E., Köse, C. (2016). Assessing ecotourism potential of traditional wooden architecture in rural areas: The case of Papart Valley. Sustainability 8 (10): 974.
  • Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Yılgör, N., Rautkari, L., Yoshimura, T. (2016). Role of various nano-particles in prevention of fungal decay, mold growth and termite attack in wood, and their effect on weathering properties and water repellency. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 107: 77-87
  • Kartal, S.N., Terzi, E., Yılmaz, H., Goodell, B. (2015). Bioremediation and decay of wood treated with ACQ, micronized ACQ, nano-CuO and CCA wood preservatives. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 99: 95-101
  • Kartal, S.N., Terzi, E., Woodward, B., Clausen, C.A., Lebow, S.T. (2014) Chemical remediation of wood treated with micronised, nano or soluble copper preservatives. Holzforschung 68(7): 831-837
  • Yilgor, N., Köse, C., Terzi, E., Figen, A.K., Ibach, R., Kartal, S.N., Pişkin, S. (2014). Degradation behavior and accelerated weathering of composite boards produced from waste Tetra Pak packaging materials. BioResources 9(3): 4784-4807.
  • Mantanis, G., Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Papadopoulos, A.N. (2014). Evaluation of mold, decay and termite resistance of pine wood treated with zinc- and copper-based nanocompounds. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 90:140-144.
  • Yilgor, N., Dogu, D., Moore, R., Terzi, E., and Kartal, S. N. (2013). Evaluation of fungal deterioration in Liquidambar orientalis Mill. heartwood by FT-IR and light microscopy. BioResources 8(2), 2805-2826.
  • Kartal, S. N., Aysal, S., Terzi, E., Yilgör, N., Yoshimura, T., and Tsunoda, K. (2013). Wood and bamboo-PP composites: Fungal and termite resistance, water absorption, and FT-IR analyses. BioResources 8(1), 1222-1244.
  • Aysel Kantürk Figen, Evren Terzi, Nural Yılgör, S. Nami Kartal, Sabriye Pişkin. (2013). Thermal Degradation Characteristic of Tetra Pak Panel Boards under Inert Atmosphere. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, April 2013, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 878-890
  • Köse, C., Taylor A. M. (2012). Evaluation of mold and termite resistance of included sapwood in eastern redcedar. Wood and Fiber Science, 44 (3): 319-324.
  • Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Ibanez, C.M., Köse, C., Arango, R., Cluasen, C.A., Green III, F. 2012. Biological performance of Liquidambar orientalis Mill. heartwood. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 104-108.
  • Kartal, S.N., Terzi, E., Yoshimura, T., Arango, R., Clausen, C.A., Green III, F. 2012. Preliminary evaluation of storax and its constituents: Fungal decay, mold and termite resistance. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 70: 47-54.
  • Terzi, E., Doğu, AD, Kurt, F., Kartal, SN, Green III, F. 2012. Effects of leaching medium on leachability of wood preserving N’N-HYDROXYNAPTHALIMIDE (NHA). Bioresources 7(2):1430-1441
  • Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., White, R.H., Shinoda, K., Imamura, Y. 2011. Fire performance and decay resistance of solid wood and plywood treated with various fire retardants and wood preservatives. Holz als Roh und Werkstoff 69:41-51.
  • Clausen, C., Kartal, S.N., Arango, R. Green III, F. 2011. The role of particle size of particulate nano-zinc oxide wood preservatives on termite mortality and leach resistance. Nanoscale Research Letters 2001; 6: 427.
  • Kose, C., Terzi, E., Kartal, S.N., Erilkun, B., Imamura, Y. 2011. Preliminary evaluation of boron release and biological resistance of wood treated with disodium octoborate tetrahydrate (DOT) and a water-repellent compound. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(10): 1833-1839.
  • Terzi, E., Tasciogluo, C., Kartal, S.N., Yoshimura, T. 2011. Termite resistance of solid wood and plywood treated with quaternary ammonia compounds and common fire retardants. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 65, 565-568 (2011)
  • Kartal, S.N., Terzi, E., Kose, C. Hofmeyr, J., Imamura, Y. 2011. Efficacy of tar-oil recovered during slow pyrolysis of macadamia nut shells. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 65: 369-373.
  • Dogu, D., Kose, C., Kartal, S. N., and Erdin, N. (2011). “Wood identification of wooden marine piles from the ancient Byzantine port of Eleutherius/ Theodosius,” BioRes. 6(2), 987-1018.
  • Köse, C., Terzi, E., Buyuksari, U., Avcı, E., Ayrilmis, N., Kartal, S.N., Imamura, Y. 2011. Particleboard and MDF panels made from a mixture of wood and pinecones: Resistance to decay fungi and termites under laboratory conditions. Bioresources 6(2): 2045-2054
  • Engür, M.O. 2014. Training of Employees in the Wood Harvesting – Tree Cutting and Bucking Operator. ISBN 978-605-4610-53-2, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Forestry, 393 p., Ankara.
  • Engür, M.O., İmer, B. 2016. Ocupational Safety and Health in Forestry Work (translation book). ISBN 978-975-455-256-0, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, 158 p., Ankara.
  • Ulay, G., Engür, M.O. 2016. Ocupational Safety Applications in a Furniture Company and Its Cost for the Enterprise. Selçuk Teknik Online Dergi> [S.l.], p. 1260-1274, apr. 2016. ISSN 1302-6178.>.
  • Engür, M.O. 2016. The “5 N 1 K” Approach to Occupational Accidents Occurred in Forest Works and Work Safety. 8 th. International Conference on Occupational Safety and Health, 8-11 May 2016, Haliç Congress Center, İstanbul, Turkey.


    Prof. Dr. A. Yılmaz Bozkurt Wood Anatomy Lab.
  • Prof. Dr. A. Yılmaz Bozkurt Fire and Thermal Analyses Lab.
  • Prof. Dr. Adnan Berkel Xylarium (ISTUFw)
  • Nanotechnology and Analyses Lab.
  • Wood Microbiology and Protection Lab.
  • Wood Impregnation Lab.
  • Stihl Forest Work Science Lab.
  • Non-wood Forest Products Collection


    Perkin Elmer UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Olympus SZX16 Stereo microscope
  • Olympus Bx51 Lightmicroscope with polarize and fluorescence attachments
  • Leica SP900 Automatic knife sharpener
  • Leica SM 2010R microtome
  • Mass Loss Calorimeter
  • Single Flame Source Test Equipment
  • Atlas Xenon Weatherometer
  • Hunterlab Miniscan Portable reflected-color measurement spectrophotometer
  • Lab type wood treating plant
  • Vacuum dessicators and pumps
  • Extraction systems
  • Ovens
  • Ash oven
  • Shakers
  • Climate cabins
  • Microbiological cabin
  • Digital pH meters
  • Moisture  analyzer
  • Balances
  • Wood sample preparation equipment


    Wood identification of domestic and exotic wood
  • Anatomical investigations on wood and wood base material
  • The evaluation of success degrees of the industrial processes and wood modification methods depending on the anatomical changes in the wood structure
  • Durability tests of wood and wood based products
  • Determination of wood preservatives in wood and retention/penetration tests
  • Leaching and fixation tests of wood preservatives
  • Corrosion tests of wood preservatives
  • Fire performance tests of wood and wood based products
  • FT-IR analyses in wood and composites
  • Aging tests in wood and wood composites

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Wood Microbiology and Protection Lab.


Fall Semester      -       Spring Semester 

Wood Mechanics and Technology Department which was opened under Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, “Evaluating Forest Products Department” was established at 1937. Forest Industry Engineering Department was established with the decision no 82/272 from Board of Higher Education (YÖK) and Wood Mechanics and Technology Department was established under the Forest Industry Engineering Department with the decision date 22.09.1982 and the decision no 3939.

The department, when within the scope proportionately of fields of study that are taught Forest Products Utilization I and Forest Products Utilization II in advance, it is the continuation of the mentioned department. The first head of department was Prof. Dr. Yener GÖKER who was academic member in the department of Forest Products Utilization. Prof. Dr. Yener GÖKER resigned from the head of the Department on 26.11.2002. After that Prof. Dr. Nusret AS became to the head of the department on 26.12.2002.

Main topics included in the scope of Wood Mechanics and Technology Department; Wood Physics, Wood Mechanics, Non-Destructive Evaluation Methods of Wood, Lumber Industry, Technology of Laminated Wood Material, Drying and Steaming Technics, Particleboard Industry, Fiberboard Industry, The Usage of Wood at Building, Thermal Modification Technology, Wood Bending Techniques, Synthetic Coatings, Wood Polimer Composites, Wooden Building Physics, Wooden Package Technology, Wooden Yacht Technology, Lamination Technics of Wood, Wood Building Mechanics, Automation in Drying Industry, Reinforced Wood Composites, Standardization of Forest Products, Wood-Water Relationships, Technological Properties of Exotic Tree Species, Biocomposites, Nano Technology Applications in Wood Industry.

One of the academic member of the department of wood mechanichs and technology Prof. Dr. Yener Göker was retired of the age magrin at 02.01.2004. And also Ass. Prof. Ahmet Kurtoğlu work in department between the dates 26.10.1982 – 20.10.1983. Rech. Assit. Dr. Süleyman Korkut, Rech. Assit. Dr. Ümit Büyüksarı and Rech. Assit. Dr. Alperen Kaymakçı completed their phd thesis within 35. article in the department.

10 academic staff as 5 Professor, 1 Associate Professor, 3 Research Assistants and 1 Expert studies in Wood Mechanics and Technology Department

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Head of Department: Prof.Dr. Nusret AS

Date of Establishment: 1982

Academic Staff:

Prof. Dr. Küçük Hüseyin KOÇ

Prof. Dr. Tuncer Dilik

Assistant Prof. Dr. Emine Seda Erdinler

Research Assistant Dr. Emel Ozturk

Research Assistant Ender Hazır


The aim of this unit is to perform technological and administration based researches and education for transforming wood and wood based materials into products. Forest Industry Machinery and Business administration unit focuses on educating students and serving the furniture and framing industry with the researches and experiences in its fields.


Our vision is to be the leader to meet the expectations of science and applications with the experience and knowledge in the field of forest industry engineering and business administration.


Wooden Surface Modelling and Robotic Applications Laboratory

Identification of wooden surface structure by a numerical model and investigation of this structure by wood species and processes.

Wooden Surface Evaluation and Quality Development Laboratory

Qualification of wooden surfaces such as surface roughness, color and gloss measurements and similar applications.